American wife

I enjoyed the first half of this novel but after Alice and Charlie got married it got rather boring. Their marriage stressed me out. I didn’t like that Alice was still “in love” with Andrew. Charlie’s behavior was appalling. His sudden conversion to Christianity was hard to take – maybe because I am a follower […]

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City of Shadows

I’ve read all of Ariana Franklin’s books now. This book has been on my TBR list for a couple of years, but I didn’t want to read it because that would mean there would be no more books for me by Ariana Franklin. She is an amazing writer. She can plot a tale to make […]

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Durham County Library to Offer E-Magazines through Zinio

Durham County Library will begin offering Zinio, a digital magazine service, on Tuesday, April 8. The new collection provides unlimited access to complete digital magazines. Library cardholders are able to access the digital magazines from anywhere via the library’s website, using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Magazines can be read online or downloaded and read offline.

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Take a Survey, Win a Kindle

From April 7, 2014 to April 27, 2104, Durham County Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the […]

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Durham County Library Co-Hosts Mab Segrest Lecture on Freedom

Durham County Library and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture will host Dr. Mab Segrest, social justice activist, for a lecture on freedom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Richard White Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus.

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Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening on End-of-Life Decisions

Durham County Library will host the first program in a two-part series on end-of-life issues with a screening of the documentary Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. A discussion will follow the film with Betsy Barton, Clinical Research Coordinator at Duke University Health System; Sandi Gray-Terry, Northern Piedmont Community Care; and Nikki Webb, Duke HomeCare and Hospice.

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A Golden Voice

I still remember seeing the Youtube clip of Ted Williams in 2011. The homeless man with the golden voice. I remember praying for him and hoping that the opportunities coming his way would take him off the streets. I have been wanting to read this book because I have wanted to know what happened to […]

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The Fault in Our Stars

This is a touching story about the brilliance and engulfing power of first love. But there is a twist: the main characters, Hazel Lancaster, and Augustus Waters, meet at a teen support group for cancer. Hazel has outlasted her life expectancy due to a wonder drug, and Augustus had a leg amputated to prevent the […]

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Harold Fry is jolted out of the monotony of his recent retirement by a letter from an old friend, Queenie Hennessy, disclosing that she has cancer. When Harold walks to the postbox to mail a short return missive, he finds he cannot put the letter in the box and keeps on walking. Before the day […]

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Going Rogue

I enjoyed this book much more than I expected to. Learning about Palin’s life experiences helped me understand her values, approach to life, and personal style in a way media never could. It also increased my understanding of just how ugly American national politics are. You can’t even count on support from your own party. […]

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