Another good read by this author. Spooky events which are unexplainable, and the mythology a society builds to understand them. It spoke to me on another level since I read his autobiography in the same two month period. The thorough understanding of the vastness of the Southwest, where people may live hours away from each […]
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This continuation of the Joe Leaphorn series begins by “taking” Joe out of commission. I wondered if that reflected the author’s father’s illness, and the precarious balance between life and death. Still, a good read that weaves in the interdependence of rural people most everywhere. The setting is what draws me to these novels, well, […]
An FBI agent teams up with a criminal to catch a brutal murderer. Fast-paced, international travel with quirky details of places, particularly in Portugal and London. A light read, ages 15+. I’d read it again on vacation. Not enough substance to mention around a water cooler at work. Find it in Catalog
A good vacation read, lightweight with some interesting details of places in Portugal, with tension building to find a creepy international drug lord. My favorite part is the times when the main character kicks butt!! Nice change from lucky but self-deprecating Stephanie Plum. It would be nice to have her be smarter than men for […]
Such a profound, moving book! The author writes about his experiences as a young Jew living in Hungary in 1941 during the rise of Hitler in Germany. His memoir starts with the gradual realization that his life and the lives of his family and friends will be changing. The book leads the reader through the […]
After her father is sent to prison, teenager Grae White is forced to move with her brother and mother to the mountains of Virginia, and into the historical Graham Mansion where her grandfather acts as caretaker. Grae begins to look into the history of the house and the people who used to live there and […]
Durham County Library, in partnership with the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, will host the 2016 Steinfirst Lecture “Reading (and Writing) from the ‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’” by Matt de la Peña at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. De la Peña […]
Durham County Library will host author Judy Hogan at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Durham County Library will host In the Wings: PlayMakers on Sweeney Todd at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library, in partnership with the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, will host the 2016 Steinfirst Lecture “Reading (and Writing) from the ‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’” by Matt de la Peña at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.