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Big Little Lies

I love this book so much, I cannot adequately express it. I think I need at least two copies of this book – one to read, and one to press into other people’s hands. Such real, imperfect, delicious beauty! So delicate, intricate, deep, and accessible! Just read it – then you’ll understand how amazing it […]

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Mrs. Dalloway

I’ve been thinking about this book, on and off, since I finished listening to it. It didn’t so much end as just stopped… but I may be mistaken about that. It seems so transparent, like clear topical water, but has surprising depth once you step in. Definitely, definitely need to read/listen to this one again. […]

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Deep In The Green

This was a collection of essays by New York Times gardening columnist Anne Raver on topics ranging from pesticide use to pets, romance, food, family relationships, and aging. Some of the essays were fun, “The Poop on Crickets” and “Digging Clams and Other Things” for example, while others didn’t interest me as much, as is […]

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Strange Glory

I knew I had to read this book after hearing the author speak at Quail Ridge 18 months ago. This is Charles Marsh’s (professor at UVA) second book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Marsh’s writing is smooth and fluid. Despite the research and footnotes, it reads like a NYT bestseller rather than an academic work. The author […]

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Criticism

In this prime example of Keller’s writing and argument, he attacks music criticism, along with the other “phoney professions” of the broadcaster, musicologist, politician, conductor, teacher, and editor. One of the strengths of Keller’s arguments is that he himself practiced most of these professions during his life. Keller’s writing is brilliant, humorous at times, and […]

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Malpractice in Maggody

Cozy mystery Series but can be read as stand alone — plot references give just enough background to continue story. Revelation of ?pregnancy for Arly hints at next major event in character’s life. But characters are not main focus.They seem to be sterotypical characters– hillbilly, inept Good Old boys– portrayed to the extreme. Find in […]

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New Bookmobile Celebration

Durham County Library’s new bookmobile is here, and you’re invited to help us celebrate! We will welcome and introduce our new bookmobile “Destination Literacy” on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The celebration will include music from DJ Piddipat, craft activities, a family story time […]

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