Almost as interesting to me as the book’s themes and Nabokov’s dazzling technique is the mystery of how I avoided it for several decades. I mean, it didn’t need any help in the allure department. But now that I am in full reverence mode for VN—reading his letters, poems, anything by and about the master—I […]
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I loved French’s writing style and the deep development of the characters both as individuals and as a team of detectives. The double mystery was intriguing, as was the ending of the novel. Find in Catalog
I loved this book! In 2002 I attempted to read the book and never got past Chapter One. I am a huge fan of Kingsolver’s other works – The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven, The Poisonwood Bible, The Lacuna – so I really wanted to give Prodigal Summer another try. I’m not sure what changed, […]
Set in Hong Kong during 1953 with flashbacks to WWII, the novel tracks the experience of European ex-pats in an exotic setting. The business day runs from 10 am-4 pm with a 2 hour lunch. However, when the Japanese invade and occupy the island, many of the Europeans find themselves interned. Chinese and Eurasians on […]
Durham County Library will host Chief Curator Trevor Schoonmaker and Curator of Education Jessica Kay Ruhle, both with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, for a discussion and slide lecture on Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Main Library, […]
Durham County Library will host a recognition ceremony and reception celebrating individuals and organizations that have donated materials to the North Carolina Collection in 2014-15. The reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a discussion on his wife and partner, Mrs. Aurelia Whittington Franklin, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host scholar Scott Savitt for a discussion, Witnessing Social Protest: COINTELPRO to Tiananmen Square to Occupy Central to Ferguson, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham County Library will host the Second Annual Durham County Storytelling Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Rd.
It’s time again for a Big Library Read! Durham County Library is participating in this global book club where everyone is encouraged to read the same ebook at the same time. The program runs from Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31. Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates is the selection for this edition […]