I really struggled connecting with the author of the book. Then I realized that I just didn’t care for her “poetic” style; reminded me a bit of Ann Voskamp, which I didn’t care for. Putting the style of the book aside, I thought the content was really good. She shares about incredibly deep and personal […]
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I didn’t know a lot about this book on the outset of reading it. I knew it was about a young woman who decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail after the death of her mother in order to “find herself”. I was taken a little off-guard at how Strayed was unashamed at most of […]
I began reading this book to mark off another “classic” that I haven’t read. I found this to be a very typical Shakespeare — tragic, murderous, and people with highly questionable morals. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it, but it wasn’t a favorite. Find in Catalog
Overall, I really enjoyed this book! Oftentimes, Christian fiction lets me down a bit, but Rubart did a wonderful job developing his characters and providing an interesting, thought provoking story. I was most intrigued by the development of Micah and the voice in the room. Find in Catalog
Durham County Library will host the Documentary Video Institute for a screening of films focused on East Durham at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Howard Lee for a talk and reading from his book, The Courage to Lead: One Man’s Journey to Public Service, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham County Library will host a screening of the film, The Loving Story, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Beautiful and captivating fictional rendition of the Biblical story of Hosea. Rivers paints quite a picture of God’s love for His people and the way he pursues them and loves them in spite of their sin and their turning from Him. Find in Catalog
A convent is closing down in France and Sister Bernard is placed in an assisted living facility at age 93. Intermittent flashbacks to the 1940s in occupied France depict Sr. Bernard’s relationship with a German soldier. Although it’s not explicitly stated, we get the idea that Sr. Bernard is developmentally delayed, perhaps Down’s Syndrome. She […]
Such a quality compilation of North Carolina writers! No matter where in NC someone is from, or has ties to, they will enjoy the entire collection. Find in Catalog