This is a wonderful book, the writing so beautiful (as always from this author), yet the connection between the generations in this story is so tenuous. It seems light, like a feather, yet strong as generations are. I love the different places this book takes place, both in Canada, in NY, and in N. Ireland […]
This is a book that I kept from my mother’s estate. I wish I knew if she had read it and, if so, what she thought. The subtitle is “A Portrait of Harper Lee,” but it’s less a portrait than a painting with a detailed background and the main subject sketched in. The author admits […]
This is the fourth book I’ve read by Ann Patchett and although it is good, it is not her best work. The author herself describes it as Joe Kennedy meets the Brothers Karamazov. Bernard Doyle is former mayor of Boston, a widower, and proud of his Irish heritage. He loves politics and hopes that one […]
This was a fabulous book and quite different from what I imagined. While Shangri-La seemed so wonderful, there was also a bit of the Stepford Wife syndrome when dealing with the humans there. I loved reading all of this, included learning that the modern term “slacker” is not so modern. The twist at the very […]
Durham County Library is pleased to present the library’s first annual Multicultural, Arts and Crafts Festival (MACfest) on Saturday, September 24 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a tiny book! Only 49 pages, I was surprised at this, but any longer and it would have been depressing about the poverty in Africa, specifically Kenya. It is designed to show what the organization CARE does to help people help themselves. So much of our planet is in poverty and it amazes […]
Durham County Library presents West African Kora with Sean Gaskell for two programs this September. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, hear Sean Gaskell play at South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave). The second program is at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at Main Library (300 N. Roxboro St.) and requires registering […]
Durham County Library will host Women and Words Impacting the Community, a panel discussion with trailblazing authors, on Saturday, September 17 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. This program is free and open to the public.
Program: Meet the Author: Ross Howell Jr. Date: Thursday, September 15 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701 Cost: Free and open to the public About: Durham County Library will host author Ross Howell Jr. on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. […]
Program: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and Open House Date: Wednesday, Sep. 14 and Thursday, Sep. 15 Time: 3 – 5 p.m. (Wednesday, Sep. 14) and 6 – 8 p.m. (Thursday, Sep. 15) Location: East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln. Cost: Free and open to the public About: Durham County Library is celebrating East Regional […]