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Murder with Peacocks

This mystery/satire/cosy features Meg Langslow, a metal sculpturess who travels to her hometown in Virginia to plan and execute three weddings for her family and friends. Her family is eccentric and things do not go as planned. There is murder and mayhem follows. Find in catalog

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Classified as murder

This is the second book in the Cat in the Stacks series. It features a librarian named Charlie Harris and his 33 pound Maine Coon cat named Diesel who walks on a leash and accompanies him everywhere.. They reside in Athena, Mississippi and the cosy is filled with humor and murder and rare books. Find […]

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The Invention of Wings

Set in the first half of the 19th century, this book takes place primarily in Charleston, SC. Kidd describes some of the roots of the abolitionist and early women’s suffrage movements by blending real historical figures and fictional characters. The main characters are the slaveholding Grimké family and a fictional character named Handful Hettie. The […]

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Stoner

Originally published in 1965, this short novel was reissued in 2006 by the NY Review of Books (Classic Series). It is just a simple story of a William Stoner’s life….start to finish. He was born in the late 1800s and destined to be a hardscrabble farmer. He fell in love with English Literature and it […]

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Teen Tech Week

In celebration of Teen Tech Week and the theme DIY @ Your Library, DCL will be hosting several technology workshops in collaboration with SplatSpace of Durham. The workshops are for all skill levels, but registration is required. For more information on maker space activities visit splatspace.org. SCRATCH Monday, Mar. 10, 4 – 5 p.m. @ […]

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First Light

Peter lives in New York with his mom and dad. Thea lives in Greeland under stranger circumstances. First Light is the story of how they are related, how they meet, and why their meeting changes the world. This is a children’s novel appropriate for readers beyond grade 4, but like this author’s other work is […]

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Orphan Train

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I reserve “5-stars” to the exceptional; the extraordinary; the timeless classics. This was great but not a classic. Although the story telling approach of bouncing back and forth between generations seems to be a little overdone, I enjoyed both story lines in the book. I am truly floored that I […]

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And the Mountains Echoed

** spoiler alert ** Fantastic story telling by Hosseini. I really enjoyed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! He has a way of weaving a story and interconnecting the lives of his characters. I actually enjoyed this book a little bit better than his other ones […]

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