2012 Kansas Notable Books

The State Library of Kansas and the Kansas Center for the Book have announced the 2012 Kansas Notable Books.

Bookmarks and Posters are available for librarians to offer to the public and to post in their libraries.

From the State Library of Kansas’ press release:

State Librarian Joanne Budler today announced the selections for the Kansas Notable Book List for 2012. The best 15 books published in 2011 by Kansas authors or about Kansas include fiction, nonfiction, adult and young adult books.

“After much consideration, we are very excited to release the 2012 Kansas Notable Books List,” said State Librarian Budler. “These titles are sure to inspire, enrich and entertain readers beyond our state, and we encourage Kansans to access these titles through their local library.”

The Kansas Notable Book List, a project of the Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB) at the State Library of Kansas, is an annual selection of 15 titles written by Kansans or about Kansas and published in the previous year…. (read the full press release)

The 2012 Kansas Notable Books include:

  1. 8 Wonders of Kansas! Guidebook by Marci Penner (Inman)
  2. The Afterlives of Trees by Wyatt Townley (Leawood) Not in NExpress at this time
  3. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming (Oak Park, IL)
  4. Bent Road: a novel by Lori Roy (Manhattan)
  5. Destiny of the Republic : a Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (Leawood)
  6. Doc : a novel by Mary Doria Russell (Cleveland, OH)
  7. The Door in the Forest by Roderick Townley (Leawood)
  8. Liar’s Moon by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Lenexa)
  9. My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas by Tracy Seeley (Wichita)
  10. The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory by Ramon Powers (Topeka) & James N. Leiker (Eudora)
  11. Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure by Kelly Enright (Vail, CO) Not in NExpress at this time
  12. Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History by Julie Courtwright (Ames, IA) Not in NExpress at this time
  13. Rode by Thomas Fox Averill (Topeka)
  14. Send Me Work: Stories by Katherine Karlin (Manhattan) Not in NExpress at this time
  15. Tapped Out: Rear Naked Chokes, the Octagon, and the Last Emperor: an Odyssey in Mixed Martial Arts by Matt Polly (Lenexa) Not in NExpress at this time