This Pulitzer Prize winning book reads like a crime novel, except that, sadly, it’s non-fiction. The book tracks the legal proceedings of four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in 1949 central Florida. Thurgood Marshall represented one of the four in his 1952 re-trial. What happened to the other three men will break […]
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A series of unfortunate events result in two children, their single mother and their new-ager grandmother moving into the house where their estranged grandfather and father is dying. The story is told through the voice of eleven-year old Lucy McGowan who believes her time in the area where the McGowan story began will reveal the […]
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, […]
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 […]
Durham County Library will host Maestro William Henry Curry for a discussion of the Durham Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a discussion on Renaissance and Baroque art from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library presents Holiday Jazz with the Ben Lassiter Trio and guest vocalist NAKIYASOUL at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Light refreshments will be provided.
Durham County Library will host Alex Albright for a reading from his book The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
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 […]
Durham County Library will host artist Keith Knight, who will present his work at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.