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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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China Lake

Tense, quick pace story. Moments of humor—especially involving the China Lake Museum Questions raised about why we love the people we love. And how what loyalties/prejudices we bring to the table in life affects how we justify our actions China Lake takes its name from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake because Evan Delaney’s brother […]

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Before Ever After

Before Ever After is a lyrical story of a quest. Well- structured and thoughtful. How do you feel about immortality? —Desire? or Despise? How does one achieve immortality? What is true love? What happens to the ones who love the immortal ones? Soto explores these questions in her first novel through Max, a tour guide […]

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The Witches of Eastwick

This was a very different book for me — I’ve never read one quite like this before. John Updike’s writing is so beautiful and I loved reading his long, visually descriptive sentences and fell in love with his colorful use of language. The three main characters are modern-day witches and the book follows their widowhood, […]

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The Metamorphosis

I will leave it to others to explain why this splendid little book is deemed important to literature. But if you are even a little interested in “The Metamorphosis,” I can urge you to hesitate no longer in its reading. As Jesse Eisenberg’s character in “The Squid and the Whale” said, “It is very Kafkaesque.” […]

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