I actually enjoyed this book in the quartet more than The Jewel in the Crown, maybe because I already knew some of the characters. It is a continuation a few years after the main event/crime that happens in The Jewel in the Crown, and I am learning more about what it may have been like […]
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This is a landmark work of black literature, telling the story of the invisible black man who misunderstands and is misled time and again by white would-be supporters and misguided black men. It is a troubling book, not least because so much of it is still true today. A must-read for everyone. Catalog link
Durham County Library will host a Teen Lock-In, an evening of fun, food and games for teens, on Friday, July 29 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Registration is required by July 27.
This is a great mystery/thriller. I enjoyed all the twists and turns of the plot, though I thought the style of the narration (directed toward the husband of the narrator) was a bit confusing. Link to catalog
I was intimidated by this book at first — the paperback version that I have is 617 pages long and the type is small. It didn’t take long for me to get hooked by the rich story line and detail that John Irving weaves together to culminate in a pretty satisfying ending to the mystery […]
Catch a “real life” Pokemon at Southwest Regional Library Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22! While “Pokemon Go” is all the rage (and, yes, the library is a great place to catch virtual Pokemon), why settle for the virtual when you can catch, and maybe get a hug from the Pokemon Jigglypuff? Jigglypuff will […]
Spong investigates and discusses Biblical texts that have been and are used by many Christians to discriminate, oppress and even murder, distorting the truth of Christianity and the love of God. Spong surveys great conflicts in Western history through the lens of Biblical texts and highlights the history of the construction of the Bible. A […]
Noooooooooo!!!!!!!! I know this is one book in a series; I didn’t know this would end on a cliffhanger! *inarticulate shouts of frustration* Clearly, I will be listening to the next book just as soon as I can get my grubby little hands on it 🙂 This is an excellent middle-grade adventure series, with enough […]
Join Durham County Library at the Barnes & Noble at Southpoint Mall on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. for a bookfair featuring a book release party with Robert Beatty, author of the new book Serafina and the Twisted Staff. Adults and children are invited join New York Times bestselling author Robert Beatty to celebrate […]
Durham County Library will celebrate the halfway point of Summer Reading 2016 with the Midpoint Rally on Saturday, July 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.