I bought this book several years ago because I was intrigued by the title, but then never got around to reading it. This is a cozy southern mystery, and the main character is a 60 something feisty lady. It was a good mystery and an easy and enjoyable book to read. It is well-written and […]
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This cozy mystery combines coffee and a little romance with a wonderful main character who runs a coffee shop in NYC. I love coffee, and you learn quite a bit about the beverage in this book. It is the first in the series, and I definitely plan on reading more. Find in Catalog
Durham County Library will host Dr. Sarah Sharma for a reading from her book, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics, at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
A passable thriller, fun for the Durham setting. Find in Catalog
This is a coming of age novel about Kimberly Chang, who emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn at age 11. The author, Jean Kwok, skillfully addresses clashing cultures and values, and the roots and impact of the poverty faced by many immigrants. Although Kimberly encounters grinding poverty, child labor, and the otherness […]
This is the second book in the series and just as enjoyable as the first. I like these types of mysteries. They’re quick, easy reads that don’t tax the mind too much. Typically I pick out the least likely character and that’s the villain who had some obscure reason to do it. This one actually […]
Durham County Library will host Safiya Johnson of the Good Times Traveling Theatre for an original play, In the Shadow of the Baobab Tree: Folktales from Around the World, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Durham County Library will host The Joy of Censorship, a presentation by MAD Magazine’s senior editor Joe Raiola, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham County Library will host Dr. Evelyn Wicker for a reading and discussion from her book, Voices: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, 1903, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host spiritual writer Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove for a reading from his new book, Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.