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Themes of history, love and identity drift through ‘The Hundred-Year House’

“The Hundred-Year House” is a puzzle-box of a story that moves backward in time as it peers in on three linked moments set at a turn-of-the-century estate north of Chicago that was once the home of an art colony. Sleuthing by the occupants of the carriage house takes an unexpected turn when they stumble upon a much bigger and stranger secret than lost manuscripts and old artists’ stories.

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Readorama: Explaining the green Barry Goldwater

However conservative Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican Party presidential nominee, may have been, he also saw the need for environmental protections, says author Brian Allen Drake, who speaks at the Kansas City Central Library on Wednesday.

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