This book was about a family that was robbed of relationship due to the dysfunction of alcoholism. It was a sad story, but one that needed to be told through the eyes of an adult daughter visiting the father on his death bed in a hospital. As she recalls the hellish childhood endured at the […]
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This is another fantastic fable from Calvino, a macabre story of a nobleman bisected by a cannon ball in a battle against the Turks who returns home in two halves, one evil and one good. As unbelievable as Calvino’s fables are, they are intriguing examples of excellent storytelling. Not in Catalog
This was a story that grabs from the first page til the ending. The setting takes place in the 1940-50s in S. Philadelphia, a newlywed couple that is graced by a newborn left on their doorstep. Lots of drama ensues threreafter. The story has lots of secrets slow to unravel yet worth the wait. I […]
For more than 10 years, I had this book on cassette sitting on my shelf. But with the demise of tape players, I gave away my copy and then picked up the print edition at our beloved DCL. King’s conversational tone made me feel like I knew him. His large, multi-level toolbox metaphor for the […]
There were many lovely things about this book but there was so much tragedy that it was hard to read sometimes. In other places it was somewhat wordy and I had to force myself to keep reading. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this one to a friend. Find in Catalog
A humorous account of two New York City apartment dwellers moving to a small weekend home in upstate New York (imagine combining the writings of Dave Barry and the TV show Green Acres). Copyrighted in 2001 some of the topical references were outdated, but there were quite a few laugh-out-loud moments and also respect for […]
Durham County Library will host a visioning meeting to gather community input for the new Main Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, at 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host the organization Combat Boots to Makeup Brushes, as it provides a series of workshops dedicated to helping women veterans move from pain to beauty. The series will be held one Saturday each month beginning Jan. 17 through Jul. 11, at East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln. The purpose of […]
Durham County Library will host local author and poet Judy Hogan for a talk on her poetry collection, This River, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. A book signing will follow the reading.
Durham County Library will host Let’s Chat, an interactive program for teens to learn strategies for positive social behavior, at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Family Counselor Susan Gilpin will lead the series, which will cover topics that include bullying, peer pressure and […]