Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2007

Book review: The virgin of small plains

By Jane Rockhold

October 25, 2007

This Kansas "Notable Book" selection is set in mythical Small Plains, Kan., just west of Kansas City. It is another well-told tale by a local author.

An unsolved murder of "the Virgin" took place in 1987, and the events surrounding it transformed and almost stopped the lives of three families. Seventeen years later, Mitch, one of those whose life was changed forever, returns to Small Plains to find out the truth about why his parents sent him away when he was 18 and why they never wanted him to return. He left behind the love of his life and his best friend.

Can he learn the truth and get on with his life without destroying himself and those he loves?
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This book and many others are available in both Spanish and English as well as book and audio form at the De Soto branch of the Johnson County Library. The book is also available on audio tape.

For more information, call the library at 583-3106.

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