‘BROWN ENOUGH’ PERFECT READ FOR EMPORIANS

The following is an excerpt from a Brown Enough review, written by Molly Chenault, for the Emporia Gazette, July 20, 2018. “Brown Enough” is the latest novel from Topeka author and former Emporian, Ken Ohm, whose other works include Spatzies and Brass BBs, Spirit of the Flint Hills, Ducks Across the Moon and more.  This…

An NBC World Series Review

Part memoir, part historical fiction, this novel takes place over a 10-week period in the summer of 1956.  It is a tale about the coming together of eleven young men.  Seven blacks, three Mexicans and one white all strive, achieve and share in something quintessentially American, simply through the shared love of the game of…

POSSUM

William “Possum” Williams was born on Nov. 5th, 1885 in Americus, Kansas and died on April 10, 1963.  He was employed for several years as a porter in Art’s Barber Shop and later at the Mid-Way Shine Parlor in Emporia, Kansas.  As a young man he toured the country with a minstrel show.  He was…

EARLY REVIEWS

The Topeka Capitol Journal provided the first published review for Brown Enough.  “Not a traditional memoir, the book is technically a work of fiction.  It is sourced by the author’s memory and news clippings from the Emporia Gazette.  Actual stories of the games along with historical accounts of the life and times of the mid-50s…