Sep 11, 2011

Author Cheryl Unruh revels not just in the expansive Kansas landscape but also its people and places. In Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State, she explores Kansas through perceptive vignettes that show her affection for the state. Hers is a Kansas of small-town friendliness and helpful neighbors, a Kansas that is notorious for extreme weather as well as glorious sunsets and the beautiful Flint Hills. The author vividly describes the vast expanse of prairie with “long-tailed trains slicing through the countryside” and the setting Kansas sun “crossing the finish line in a