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The Chardonnay Charade

Virginia wine country, the EPA, a Senate race, local elections, a budding alcoholic sister, miscommunication with her winemaker and the need to protect her beloved doctor are Lucie Montgomery’s concerns in this second volume of Crosby Virginia wine country mysteries. Applying Occam’s Razor is a standard procedure for detectives and therefore mystery writers and readers. […]

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Maisie Dobbs

Maisie Dobbs, the first book of a wonderful series of mysteries, establishes the historical and psychological basis for Masie’s behavior. The reader is introduced to an intellectual, motivated to succeed adolescent who by demonstrating her intellect and by accepting the help of her patrons becomes a compassionate detective in post World War I England. The […]

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Introducing Winter Reading and Fine Read Down

UPDATE: First half of Winter Reading ends on January 31. Get your completed entries in by then to be eligible for the first half drawing. ******* 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 […]

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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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