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Introducing Winter Reading and Fine Read Down

Everyone knows about our popular Summer Reading program. For the first time this year, Durham County Library is adding a Winter Reading program with the opportunity for library patrons to read down their fines. The program is free, fun and runs from December 1 through April 1. Pick up a reading log at any Durham […]

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Life’s a Bitch. So am I.

This book is not for the “faint of heart.” Written in 1st person narrative, we learn a great deal about her life as a gay woman whose lover has left her. There are many references to her need to reduce her bust size. Very graphic details abound, particularly about attack she suffered when she finds […]

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Never Let Me Go

This is a book I kept while cleaning out my mother’s house. A few pages in, I realized that I had seen the movie that was made of it. This is by the same author as Remains of the Day, but is very different. The three main characters are two girls and a boy who […]

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The Borrower

Ian Drake is a gifted 10 year old who’s been labeled as “gay.” His helicopter parents have recently joined a church that deprograms homosexuals and his mother just shared a list of topics and books that she expects the Children’s Librarian, 26 year old Lucy Hulk to keep Ian from reading. Censorship and intolerance are […]

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The Burning

The Burning, Jane Casey’s first novel fits the Thriller subgenre of the Mystery. Maeve Kerrigan is nearing the end of her present relationship. She is working to improve her skills and position as a detective. The aim is to capture “the Burning Man.” The latest victim, Rebecca Harwath, maybe a “copy cat” victim. Deliberate examination […]

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Peaches for Father Francis

The reason “you can’t go home again” is that the issues don’t change. If you are lucky, circumstances or people have. this third book of the Chocolat series, Vianne Rocher returns to Lansquenet. Among the changes she finds is that Father Reynaud is not-all-powerful and he wants her help. Joanne Harris’ language is lyrical. The […]

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Muder in Plain Sight

Published by HQN this book appeals to readers of romance, and books about the Amish culture. A solid cozy or traditional mystery. A typical romance with mixed signals and reluctant acceptance of the chemistry between main characters. Jessica Langdon is about to lose her job with a powerful legal firm (one that her father pulled […]

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