Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall exalts historical fiction to triumphant heights. The novel chronicles the reign of Henry the Eighth during the tumultuous years that put Anne Boleyn on the throne. The story is told through the character of Thomas Cromwell, a commoner who rises to prominence as a close adviser to Cardinal Wolsey and Henry […]
I listened to both these books, “Gilead” and then “Home” as audiobooks. Ms. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for “Gilead” in 2005. I heard interviews about these books, and they sounded compelling, which is why I wanted to read them. I found them both slow and plodding, and my mind would wander while I listened […]
This is the third and final installment of the Paddy Meehan series set in Glasgow …Paddy is a journalist whose career we have read about for the past ten years in this trilogy. Paddy’s old friend Terry, a war correspondent, is executed and Paddy gets involved in the investigation. We are suspecting it involves the […]
In the seventeenth Anna Pigeon mystery, Anna’ friends are abducted while on a camping vacation and it is Anna who must rescue them in the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. She faces four kidnappers inexperienced in the wilderness and she calls upon her vast skills as a Ranger for the US Park Services to track […]
Durham County Library will host the Impromptu Players for a performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Rd.
Durham County Library will host Jodee Nimerichter, Allen Roses, Arthur Rogers and Gaspard Louis for a discussion on the American Dance Festival at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 2 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro Street.
Durham County Library will screen the documentary Bully at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at the Main Library. Nick Popio, a local advocate for bullying prevention, will lead a discussion following the film.
AJ Jacobs, an agnostic sort of Jew (he calls himself “Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant), decides to follow the Bible and all it’s laws for one year. The resulting memoir is a funny and thought-provoking path through religion. Jacobs follows all the laws, not just the common ones, […]
I didn’t care for the modern-day characters very much, but I enjoyed the journal part from Mary Katherine’s journey on the Oregon Trail. I liked the ending. Most people think an adulterous affair is a death sentence for a marriage but Good can even redeem that and give people the ability to live and forgive […]
I enjoyed the rhythms of this book and the basic premise, though I found the road trip that is central to the plot to be a bit silly. Find in Catalog