Quarterly Phone Book Discussion Group

Kansas Talking Book Phone Book Discussion Group meets quarterly. Each discussion date will have two available times, 10:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Spaces are limited for each session. Participants will be added on a first come, fist served basis.

To register, call 1-800-362-0699 or email maggie.witte@ks.gov, provide your name, preferred meeting time, and a phone number where you can be reached during that time. On the date of the book discussion, we will call you to add you to the conference call. All you have to do is answer the phone.

Book Discussion Dates

  • June 12:  DB 90090 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • September 18: DB 90958 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  • December 11: DB 87973  Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva
The Great Alone book cover. Pink hued costal forest landscape with mountains in the background. A ro

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DB 90090 The Great Alone by Kristin Hanna

Annotation: 1974. Former Vietnam prisoner of war Ernt Allbright moves his family, including wife Cora and thirteen-year-old daughter Leni, north to Alaska. While the weather is temperate, the family survives on the generosity of locals. But when winter descends, Ernt's mental health fractures. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

Warlight book cover. Grainy black and white photo of a 1940's street. A man stand in the center o

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DB 90958 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Annotation: Now an older man, Nathaniel Williams uses archival materials to investigate his parents and the reasons why, during the waning days of World War II, they would have left him and his sister in the care of two men who might have been criminals. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

The back of a man in a black coat and black top hat standing in the snow. A dense fog and cityscape

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DB 87973  Mr. Dickens and his Carol by Samantha Silva

Annotation: Depressed about the failure of his most recent book, feeling pressured by his publisher to write a Christmas book, and worried over his family's financial stability, Charles Dickens seeks refuge in nightly walks. On one, he meets Eleanor Lovejoy, who takes him on a Scrooge-like journey.