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 […]
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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.
Durham County Library will host Dr. William Chafe for a reading and discussion of his book, Bill and Hillary, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
This book was recommended by a friend last year and I’ll have to recommend it to all my reading friends now that I’ve read it. What a fantastic read! It’s an adventure story set in World War II told through written confessions and official reports. The main characters are young women involved in the war […]
I did not know anything about The Ocean at the End of the Lane, or Neil Gaiman, when I started reading this novel, other than some friends highly recommended it. So when the story took a turn toward the fantastical, I almost put it down. Is it possible Mr. Gaiman anticipated this? Because just as […]
The book was very well researched from what I could tell. I was really impressed with the depth of the characters. The McKotch family is extremely complicated and I thought the author did a really nice job of uncovering each family member’s “dark past”. I was really glad to see resolution for the family and […]