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The Sun Also Rises

This is the first Ernest Hemingway book I’ve ever read, but it was probably not a good first choice. I enjoyed his writing style, but the topic of just endless partying by obviously wealthy people wasn’t the best introduction to Mr. Hemingway. I did like the characters and enjoyed the descriptions of the travels, and […]

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The Things They Carried

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 […]

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TV Series DVD Collection Launches

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 […]

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Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell

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 […]

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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

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Fifteen Minutes

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 […]

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Angels Walking

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

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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 […]

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