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Literary Links: Art


When I was a girl, I liked browsing through my parents’ books about famous art museums -- the Hermitage, Louvre, Prado, etc. These books illustrated the best works of Western art, but they didn’t cover anything modern. Read more »

Literary Links: Aging Parents


As you may already know, this year’s selection for One Read is George Hodgman’s memoir “Bettyville” (Viking, 2015). This is the story of a son’s return from New York City to small-town Missouri, where he finds himself thrust into the uncomfortable role of caregiver. Read more »

Why Authors Love One Read

One Read

The idea behind One Read first took root in Seattle in 1997. We adopted the concept in 2001, modeling ours after Chicago's "One Book, One Chicago." Many of our One Read authors have been part of other similar community-wide adult reading programs. Even so, they are routinely impressed with the level of involvement from our community and tell us that the quality of the One Read events sets our effort apart. Read more »

Meet the Board: Susan Daly

Terry K. Higgins

Susan Daly is a lifelong resident of Boone County who began her banking career at age 18. She is now vice president senior trust and compliance officer for Bank of Missouri. Read more »

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