The well-drawn, quirky characters and the literary mystery at the heart of this odd novel drew me in, and the razor sharp wit and criticism of the industry of literary criticism held me fast. Though this novel is probably not for everyone, I found it to be funny, witty, and engaging. Catalog link
Dense and richly textured, this a short but extraordinary novel on the evils and effects of different types of slavery and servitude. Catalog link
A beautiful book, part biography, part analysis of her paintings, lavishly illustrated. Besides being visually appealing, it is very interesting reading as it examines the influences on Kahlo’s life and their meaning for her work. (Not in library collection)
From the first time I read Little Women, probably more than 40 years ago, it has been one of my favorite books. I’ve learned bits and pieces about the author over the years, but this is the first biography of her that I’ve read. It is well-written and the author makes a real effort not […]
I liked certain sections of this book, but the dense religious conversations were difficult to follow at times. It was an interesting meditation on the nuclear age and its fallout, however. Catalog link
This book is often listed as one of the forerunners of the YA dystopian genre, and while I liked it, the story, characters, and world building didn’t blow me away. I’m not sure how enthusiastically I would even recommend it to my students. Catalog link
This is the final book in the series that began with Wicked. Luckily for me there is a timeline at the beginning of this book to remind me of what happened in the previous volumes. I found myself referring back to it often as I was reading the book. It’s hard to write much about […]
Durham County Library presents In the Wings: Intimate Apparel, a discussion with members of the production, on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This program is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library presents NAMI Durham Public Education Meeting: New and Breakthrough Treatments on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This event is free and open to the public.
I wonder if an uncle remus existed, and if any of his descendents got any royalties on the sale of these stories. Mostly, though, as I read I heard my father’s voice interpreting the writing in his deep Spartanburg, SC drawl. He died ten years ago, but read aloud Uncle Remus stories to me at […]