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Last updated: Sat. Jul. 26, 2014 - 10:27 am EDT

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New book

Fort Wayne resident, Karen Morris, writing as Kyra Jacobs, has released her second novel, “Flirting with Fire,” a romantic suspense novel set in Fort Wayne, and the second in a multi-book series. Visit for ordering information.

New book

D.W. Duke, originally of Fort Wayne, has written a new novel, “The Duke Legacy, which contains 200 years of stories passed down from Duke family members. Duke is a historian, genealogist and relative of the famous Duke family responsible for starting their namesake university, numerous charitable institutions and a multi-billion-dollar empire. Visit Author Publicity Services at for more information.

New book

Homestead High School alum Jessica (Aycock) Lawson made her publishing debut with Simon and Schuster's release of her book, “The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher.” The book is written for ages 8-12 and offers an imaginative perspective on Mark Twain's classics, “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.” Visit or for more information.

Book award

The Huntington University history department has honored Amy Landhuis of Huntington with the 2014 Barlow Book Award.

Writer of the year

Indiana author and Fort Wayne resident Gloria Doty was named Writer of the Year by Write to Publish Conference in Wheaton, Ill., for her book “Not Different Enough.” The book chronicles Doty's life with her adult daughter who has autism. Doty's book can be purchased at and 

New book

“To God Be the Glory,” a new book of 150 inspirational poems by North Webster resident Thomas M. Kruger, has been released by RoseDog Books. The 284-page paperback retails for $23 and is available at

Stories around the world

Fort Wayne Youtheatre shares stories from around the world 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.


Books-n-Bagels, a homeschool book group for high school students, will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. “Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston Leoux will be discussed. 

Adult book group

The adult book group meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Book title is “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See.

Cookbook Book Club meets

The Cookbook Book Club meets at 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Call 421-1310 for more information.

Choose Your Own Book Club

The Choose Your Own Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Aboite branch library, 5630 Coventry Lane.

PAWS to read

Children can practice reading to friendly dogs at these locations:

4 p.m. Wednesdays at Dupont branch library, 536 E. Dupont Road.

3 p.m. Mondays at Hessen Cassel branch library, 3030 Paulding Road.

5 p.m. Thursdays at Pontiac branch library, 2215 S. Hanna St.

Book club

A book club for adults who enjoy British humor meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at New Haven branch library, 648 Green St., New Haven.

— News-Sentinel staff reports

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