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Stravinsky Seen and Heard

This small but substantial book begins with the “heard” part of the title, with Keller writing about Stravinsky’s embracing of serial technique after years of being vocally anti-Schoenberg. Keller draws on his deep training in psychoanalysis to investigate elements in Stravinsky’s creative character that made this change possible. The “seen” part of the book is […]

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Magic Time

I loved Doug Marlette’s first book “The Bridge” so eagerly grabbed his next book “Magic Time” at a library book sale. It is about the re-opening of a Mississippi church bombing case from 1964. The story alternates between events in 1964 and the present day. The main character, journalist Carter Ransom, has returned to Troy, […]

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Dr. Seuss Ebooks Now Available

We’ve recently added Dr. Seuss titles to our OverDrive ebook collection! Presented in fixed-layout, these new ebooks showcase Dr. Seuss titles as they were meant to be read: in the original full-color layout. Now, you can take titles such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who! and many […]

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Mennonite In A Little Black Dress

After her husband of fifteen years leaves her for a man named Bob and she receives serious injuries in an automobile accident, the author returns to her Mennonite family for healing. Some laugh out loud moments, particularly the many food memories. There is a very interesting appendix covering some of the many misconceptions of the […]

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Durham Comics Project Book Signing

Over the course of a year, the Durham Comics Project sought submissions from the Durham community about “a moment in your life.” Now, those submissions have been compiled into the Durham Comics Project book! A book signing will be held on Saturday, January 31 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Chapel Hill Comics (316 West […]

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I’ll Always Have Paris

Tells how Buchwald, a 22-year-old budding journalist in 1948, landed in Paris and talked his way into becoming restaurant and nightclub reviewer for the Paris bureau of the New York Herald Tribune. Buchwald relates the details of his fourteen-year stay, the adoption of three children, and the disintegration of his marriage. I enjoyed the glamour […]

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The Little Hotel

How I wish I had read a chapter of this book before I put it on my final list. It would not have made the cut. Set in a genteel hotel immediately following World War II, this is the story of several eccentric expatriates bent on preserving appearances in spite of their reduced circumstances.. I […]

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