Restaurant-owner Aunty Lee is hired to cater a party for well-known lawyer, Mabel Sung. Unfortunately Mabel and her son are found dead and the cause is attributed to Aunty’s chicken dish made with a local black nut that can be poisonous if not cooked properly. Aunty Lee decides to prove it wasn’t her food that […]
Dena Nordstrom, the Baby Girl in the title, is a young woman in the TV news business in the 1970’s. Fannie Flagg has filled her story with her usual complement of colorful characters. At times, I felt like I was reading 2 or 3 different books, because it took a while for the secondary and […]
Aliens have finally landed on earth, but they’ve been parked in the middle of Denver University campus for nine months now and have yet to say a thing. They just stand there, glaring. And now it is almost Christmas…. My daughter has been after me to start reading Connie Willis. This light, funny Christmas novella […]
This book endeavors to help women better understand men in the workplace. Generally speaking, men want women to succeed. However, different neurological wiring cause men and women to respond differently in the office. Men find it much more easy to compartmentalize. They prefer separate sphere: keep business and personal separate. Women’s brains are more integrated […]
This novel reminds me that good fiction tells deeper truths than non-fiction ever can. Betterton is a local author (Chapel Hill) who grew up in the Mississippi Delta, where her novel is set. Through the voice of character Parrish McCullough we follow the development of her family, meeting a wide range of characters — human […]
Spring into savings with great bargains on gently used books at the Friends of the Durham Library Spring Book Sale, April 15-17 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham 27701. Over 50,000 books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are categorized for easy shopping in the library’s auditorium and garage, and under tents set up […]
Durham County Library will host Divine Dialogues: A Conversation on Faith, Trauma and Healing at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Durham County Library will host From the Steeple to the People: Writing Church History Institute at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 1007 S. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a Seed Saving Workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library and Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is proud to work with The Durham Chapter of The Links, Inc. to produce “Let’s Work Together To Stop Domestic and Sexual Violence”, Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at the Durham County Public Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and […]