This is one of the most spectacular works of fiction I have ever read. Diaz’s narrator’s prose is sharp, unique, funny, and keenly representative of contemporary urban America, in particular the Latino immigrant community. Chock full of cultural, literary, sci-fi/genre, and historical references, I could read this book ten times and pick up on new […]
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Durham County Library will launch the Digging Durham Seed Library at Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional libraries on Wednesday, April 23. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete.
After reading a whole lot of dark and heavy books, I really needed a lighter read. I had been advised by a friend to try the audio book because it’s read by the author. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times. She has great, short stories that flow together nicely. Unlike some […]
Thomas Pynchon’s take on the 21st century, the Internet, and September 11. Something like an East Coast version of “Vineland.” The protagonist is Maxine Tarnow, a private fraud investigator in NYC. I had to keep a list of characters, because there were so many it was hard to keep them all straight. But that’s not […]
While I continued to see stories calling it a fairy tale it would not stop me from reading this novel and it was the best of all decisions. The author’s writing style grabbed me in making me instantly love and hate the book for the anticipation that leaves you sitting on the edge of your […]
Durham County Library will host the Day of Children, Day of the Books Celebration, themed Universal Language of Music, from Monday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 30. Special storytimes, crafts, music and more are scheduled at each of the seven Durham County Library locations throughout the celebration, ending with the grand finale at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
The Lunch with the Director series is back! Join Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett for lunch, and hear the latest DCL news, discuss what’s on the horizon and get answers to your questions about the library. Registration is required and there are only five spaces available for each lunch, so sign up early for […]
I have had this paperback sitting on my shelf for several years. It was recommended by a friend who enjoys the same kind of mysteries that I do. It was a fast read and enjoyable. The main character is feisty and no-nonsense, and I liked her and her family and would like to read the […]
I enjoyed the first half of this novel but after Alice and Charlie got married it got rather boring. Their marriage stressed me out. I didn’t like that Alice was still “in love” with Andrew. Charlie’s behavior was appalling. His sudden conversion to Christianity was hard to take – maybe because I am a follower […]
I’ve read all of Ariana Franklin’s books now. This book has been on my TBR list for a couple of years, but I didn’t want to read it because that would mean there would be no more books for me by Ariana Franklin. She is an amazing writer. She can plot a tale to make […]