This book reads like a blend of novel, memoir and short story collection. Each chapter stands alone and features a different soldier in an Army platoon in Vietnam. As the wife of a Vietnam veteran, I look for books that will help me understand my husband’s experience in that controversial war. He doesn’t have words […]
Durham County Library has had feature film and documentary DVDs for years now. We’ve even had a handful of TV series. Today, we are excited to announce that we have launched a full TV Series DVD collection with copies of popular series ready to checkout. The new collection contains over 200 seasons of hit shows […]
Rumley had me laughing with her humorous characters and situations. While the book was relatively predictable, it made for a great summer read: quick and entertaining. As someone from the South, her generalizations about pageant life made me chuckle and her characters reminded me of folks from my own life. Would definitely recommend it, but […]
As one of Karen’s earlier works, I did not enjoy this book quite as much as I have some of her newer material. However, this book did touch on interesting topics such as abortion, prostitution, and homelessness. Like Karen’s other works it was a wonderful story of redemption and the love of Christ. Catalog link
This is one of Karen’s newer works and I enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a bit of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride which I had recently read. Again, a story of temptation, redemption, fame, and the love of Christ amidst struggle. It was a quick, compelling, and engaging read, though relatively predictable like […]
One of Kingsbury’s newest novels, the start to a new series, and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed this book more than I have much of her newer works and would definitely recommend the story to others. Brings up interesting ideas of the possibility of angels among us! Catalog link
As a teacher, we have our students read this book so I figured it was about time I took a look at it! Truthfully, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped I would and found it difficult to get into. I might need to go back and read it again sometime. Not as […]
I teach middle school and this is a novel we have had our students read in the past, so I wanted to read it myself. I found it a little dull in the middle, difficult to keep going, but once I got to the end it was so worth it. Johnny is a likable character […]
Durham County Library will host author Jeanette Stokes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This event is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library is celebrating the 2016 Olympic Games with 3-time Olympic coach, Al Buehler. Enjoy a free screening of the film Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 22 in the auditorium at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.