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Flyover People by Cheryl Unruh

Winner of the 2011 Kansas Notable Book Award

This book is about the Kansas experience: wind, long horizons, clouds, storms. It’s about life in a small town, a childhood in a community of 400 people in the center of Kansas.

Available Now! Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State.

Eighty of Cheryl Unruh’s Flyover People columns from pages of The Emporia Gazette, Emporia’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, family-owned newspaper. Cheryl has written her weekly column since 2003. Eighteen of the essays in this book have also aired as commentaries on Kansas Public Radio.

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  • SUNLIGHT March 14, 2016
      SUNLIGHT You stand against the sky, today a springtime blue. Golden sunlight sparkles in your hair. That ray of sun, sent to Earth, raced through the galaxy at the speed of light. It landed here.  It landed on you. ~ Cheryl Unruh
  • Mid-Winter in Kansas January 29, 2016
    To celebrate Kansas Day, I was on Kansas Public Radio today with this piece: Finding Hope in The Bleak Mid-Winter of Kansas.
  • Notable 2015 June 15, 2015
    ***** ********** I’m happy to announce that my second book of essays about Kansas, Waiting on the Sky, has been selected as a 2015 Kansas Notable Book! Here’s the list of Kansas books/books by Kansas authors selected as Notable Books this year.   To order a copy of Waiting on the Sky, click here.  *****
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      FRED’S DERBY   When I moved to this town, Fred’s Derby was the place for eggs and hash browns when the bars closed down at 3 a.m.   Fred’s had been there forever, a long, white building, windows on the highway side of the diner, dead flies on the window sill, sad plastic bottles […]
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