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The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti

A slow read with a slow moving plot. After her husband Paul dies very unexpectedly, 52-year-old, Lily Crisp feels she needs a brief respite from everyday responsibilities to ponder the future, but mostly to think about the past. Her destination is France, to the house called La Pierre Rouge, an inheritance from her mother-in-law. There, […]

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Isabel’s Bed

Harriet Mahoney is 42, an aspiring novellist and looking for a way to escape New York and the end of a long-term relationship. She applies for a position ghost-writing Isabel Krug’s scandalous life story. I enjoyed the flamboyance of Isabel, watching Harriet develop some gumption, and the relationships among all the characters. The ending had […]

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DCL Honors R. Kelly Bryant

We are saddened to learn of the passing of R. Kelly Bryant, Jr. Mr. Bryant’s contributions to Durham and his efforts to preserve its history are a Durham legend. He generously donated approximately 2,500 funeral programs and obituaries to Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection. His donation also contained materials related to his life and […]

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