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Bossypants

I really wanted to like this book, but reading it for more than 10 minutes at a time is like watching too many, say, Honest Trailer videos in a row on Youtube–what should be funny and engaging becomes just something to finish because you feel obligated to feel entertained. I really enjoyed certain parts of […]

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Big Library Read Features American Sniper

Durham County Library is excited to take part in the next Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global ebook reading club. DCL users will be able to borrow the ebook and e-audiobook, American Sniper, The New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, starting Thursday, March 17 and concluding on Thursday, […]

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Teen Lit Fest Coming April 23

Durham County Library is excited to announce the inaugural Teen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Main library. You’ll have a chance to meet and learn from popular young adult authors and poets by attending author talks and workshops. There will be free food, swag and activities throughout […]

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Back of Beyond

Recovering alcoholic, Cody Hoyt lives up to his rogue cop reputation in this story that pits men and their children against villainous profit seekers and the untamed inhabitants of ttheunexplored portions of Yellowstone Park. Box tells his story by switching between two narrators. This technique slows the reader and helps create suspense. Chapters are between […]

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China Trade

My favorite type of mystery with one narrator telling chronological narrative. Other positives: Female detective, Lydia Chin with sidekick, Bill Smith. Interesting setting –New York, Chinatown. Personal, family or societal issues reviewed. Rosen’s first of eleven novels involving Chin and Smith establishes a cast of characters that the reader can empathize with and cheer their […]

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