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Prodigal Summer

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, […]

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The Piano Teacher

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 […]

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Big Library Read: Shakespeare Saved My Life

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 […]

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Stanford L. Warren Parking Lot Maintenance

The Stanford L. Warren Branch Library’s parking lot will be undergoing maintenance from Wednesday, March 18 through Wednesday, April 1. Patrons are asked to park on the street during this time as the cement mix can damage cars. We’ll be updating this post with more information if it becomes necessary. If you have any questions, […]

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