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The Great Santini

A great book about a mostly horrible man. I loved the entire family that Bull Meechum fought with and beat on, particularly Ben and Mary Anne. The writing was beautiful, and you could really get the different moods: the beauty of the SC coastal lowlands, the tightness and craziness of the Marine Corps, the craziness […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Presentation on Medications, Mental Health and Medicare

Durham County Library presents Dr. Marilyn Disco, Pharmacist at Durham Center for Senior Life, to speak on medications, mental health and Medicare and the confusion that can be caused by multiple prescriptions. Corye Dunn, Director of Public Policy at Disability Rights NC, will speak about alternatives to guardianship. This event is free and open to […]

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Durham County Library Launches Online Exhibit on History of LGBTQ+ Durham With Dinner and Program

Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection is pleased to announce the launch of its new LGBTQ+ local history online exhibit, Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham. North Carolina Collection senior librarian Lynn Richardson and local LGBTQ+ community member Luke Hirst have been working together for six years to establish a locally-oriented LGBTQ+ collection […]

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Going to Bend

I loved this book, most all of the characters, and the weaving of their stories and encounters. It’s a book that I would love to read a sequel of, to check in on the characters. I find it interesting that the title of the book, is just the tiniest bit of the story, and you […]

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This is a wonderful book, the writing so beautiful (as always from this author), yet the connection between the generations in this story is so tenuous. It seems light, like a feather, yet strong as generations are. I love the different places this book takes place, both in Canada, in NY, and in N. Ireland […]

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This is a book that I kept from my mother’s estate. I wish I knew if she had read it and, if so, what she thought. The subtitle is “A Portrait of Harper Lee,” but it’s less a portrait than a painting with a detailed background and the main subject sketched in. The author admits […]

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