A treat, especially if you enjoy Norse mythology. The narrator, Freya, was named for a Norse goddess and has the complicated family to match — she travels to Canada each summer with her mother to visit her grandmother and charismatic aunt Birdie. Her late grandfather was a revered poet of the Icelandic diaspora — he […]
Oooh, this book was GOOD. Funny, smart, enjoyable. It follows our hero, a boy whose first name is Not Sidney and last name is Poitier. When his mother dies, he goes to live with Ted Turner and Jane Fonda in Atlanta (hilarious), and we follow him on his gonzo adventures once he comes of age. […]
If you are looking for a book that immerses you in a different world, this may appeal to you. It’s set in present day London, but imagines a slightly different past — one where a secret society of John Ruskin acolytes have long been helping the English government in spycraft. The protagonist of the novel […]
This was a fun and inspirational book. Ms. Guiliano came to the US as an exchange student from France and quickly put on 25 pounds. Losing the weight after returning home, she realized there was a cultural difference in the way the French approached food and drink. The French eat so many of the so-called […]
This was a good mystery, but it took place within a Catholic church, and there were many references to beliefs and rituals in the Catholic church that I did not understand. I like the main character, Gregor Demarkian, a retired FBI agent, and look forward to reading the next in the series. Not in catalog
This was a good mystery—the third in the Gregor Demarkian series. It is reminiscent of Agatha Christie with the big house full of people and the use of poison. I was kept in suspense to the end. Jane Haddam’s mysteries are well written with good character development. I look forward to reading more in this […]
I consider Alexander McCall Smith to be the equivalent of comfort food for the reader. He is so funny and writes so well, and I love all his characters—even the annoying ones! This book is from his 44 Scotland Street series, which follows all the folks who live in the different flats at 44 Scotland […]
CALLING ALL BANDS! Submit a YouTube link of your band, and earn a chance to perform at the Main Library on the front lawn. Performances will take place on Fridays from 3 – 5:30 p.m. The most popular band will receive free studio time at a local recording studio. Email your YouTube link to Joel […]
Durham County Library will host author Jeanette Stokes for a reading from her new memoir, Flying Over Home, at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Durham Library will be held Thursday, June 12 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. All Friends members, and those interested in learning more about this volunteer service organization which raises money to support library programs and services, are welcome to attend.