I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved learning more about Pakistan. The book managed to present a case for fighting terrorism by educating the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan without having too much of a liberal agenda. I also really appreciated that Mortenson placed emphasis on not westernizing the students in his schools, but […]
I somehow missed this one in high school government class, and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the allegory and the chilling ending. Find in Catalog
I was surprised that this book turned out to be less of a “how to know if God is calling you to move overseas” manual and more of a collection of vignettes about the author’s time didn’t living in Southeast Asia. I really loved hearing her perspective on that culture and I was touched by […]
An unforgettable book. If you’ve never read it, or have not read it for many years, you should pick it up. You can’t say that you really know American history if you haven’t read this book. Always straightforward and intelligent, Malcolm X tells his life and constantly gives the social context for what he has […]
This is a beautiful collection of short stories by Lee Smith, who lives up the road in Hillsborough. Every story speaks to some human truth and offers lessons to learn. Her authentic southern writing is also downright funny at times. She manages to successfully combine humor and emotionally difficult situations and lessons. Don’t miss this […]
An honest and refreshing explanation of why the whole idea of chastity is so important to those who follow Jesus. Winner draws on personal experience, sound research, and biblical examples of why chastity is important to God, why it should be important to Christians, and how to practically go about pursuing a chaste lifestyle, both […]
I will preface this by saying I have been a huge fan of Jimmy Wayne since the first few notes of “Stay Gone.” However, I consider myself a pretty honest person and I would not lie in a review for anyone. I pre-ordered this book as soon as it was possible in April and have […]
Durham County Library will host filmmaker Carol Thomson for a presentation of her award winning, interactive, multimedia documentary, Bridging Rails to Trails: Stories of the American Tobacco Trail, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will present “Stories Under the Stars,” a part of DCL’s Halloween festivities, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, at North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. The event is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library concludes its month-long celebration of Durham Reads Together 2014 with a presentation, concert and panel discussion scheduled Sunday, October 26 through Thursday, October 30. This year’s Durham Reads Together features March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis.