I need to study this book. It’s so beautiful and so compelling! The writing drew me in so subtly and sweetly that I didn’t see the emotional precipice until I had fallen into it. Each story made the pain of the fall and landing totally worthwhile. I don’t know how Ms. Munro did this, over […]
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I think I like this volume better than the previous two in the series! Ms. Duane stirs spirituality into the story in a sweet, gentle sort of way. Madeline L’Engle did something similar, but with a decided Christian slant. Religion aside, Ms. Duane’s work certain stands next to that of Ms. L’Engle, as a wonderful […]
I know that this book has garnered all sorts of acclaim, and I can see its appeal in presenting both the private and public lives of Thomas Cromwell and examining the reign of Henry VIII from a fresh perspective. However, I really struggled with the writing and the vast cast of characters. Find in catalog
Another VN treat, though this one, from 1962, takes considerable more brainpower than the engrossing Lolita. Nabokov takes so many risks with his language inventions, even when I do not understand him, I always admire him, and often find myself smiling or smirking. PF has been the subject of many a dissertation and full-length lit […]
Eon is a richly detailed and intriguing YA book that deals with issues of gender and power in an unusually deep way. Find in catalog
This is a nearly perfect book – it has a startling rawness and an honesty that is haunting and illuminating. Find in Catalog
Hans Keller, a native Austrian who emigrated to the UK in the 1930s, was one of the most stimulating writers on music of his day. His writing drew on his experience as a string player, composer, teacher, analyst and critic, and also reflected a deep interest in psychoanalysis. His style of writing could be described […]
A funny, insightful investigation into the intricacies of space travel and the painstaking scientific inquiry that makes it possible. Find in catalog
Durham County Library will host Merge Records’ Maggie Fost for a discussion of “Where Album Covers Come From” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a screening of the documentary A Will for the Woods at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.