Atmospheric thriller set in Rio de Janiro featuring Inspector Espinosa. This is the first in a series. It appears to be a murder, but we readers know it is a suicide meant to be reflected as murder. Good read. Find in Catalog
I loved this book. In my quest to de-clutter and simplify my life, I found Francine Jay to be a real inspiration. She is similar to Susan Pinsky in her philosophy for getting rid of everything that you don’t use or enjoy. So many organizing books are about finding ways to store all your stuff […]
This was a fun book to read. Felder Rushing is down to earth, informative, and very funny. He believes in doing what you enjoy in the garden, and he particularly likes plants that do not need to be coddled. He makes me want to get out in my own garden and get to work. […]
I bought this book several years ago because I was intrigued by the title, but then never got around to reading it. This is a cozy southern mystery, and the main character is a 60 something feisty lady. It was a good mystery and an easy and enjoyable book to read. It is well-written and […]
This cozy mystery combines coffee and a little romance with a wonderful main character who runs a coffee shop in NYC. I love coffee, and you learn quite a bit about the beverage in this book. It is the first in the series, and I definitely plan on reading more. Find in Catalog
Durham County Library will host Dr. Sarah Sharma for a reading from her book, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics, at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
A passable thriller, fun for the Durham setting. Find in Catalog
This is a coming of age novel about Kimberly Chang, who emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn at age 11. The author, Jean Kwok, skillfully addresses clashing cultures and values, and the roots and impact of the poverty faced by many immigrants. Although Kimberly encounters grinding poverty, child labor, and the otherness […]
This is the second book in the series and just as enjoyable as the first. I like these types of mysteries. They’re quick, easy reads that don’t tax the mind too much. Typically I pick out the least likely character and that’s the villain who had some obscure reason to do it. This one actually […]
Durham County Library will host Safiya Johnson of the Good Times Traveling Theatre for an original play, In the Shadow of the Baobab Tree: Folktales from Around the World, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.