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DCL Honors R. Kelly Bryant

We are saddened to learn of the passing of R. Kelly Bryant, Jr. Mr. Bryant’s contributions to Durham and his efforts to preserve its history are a Durham legend. He generously donated approximately 2,500 funeral programs and obituaries to Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection. His donation also contained materials related to his life and […]

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A Reporter’s Life

The most fascinating chapter in the book (10) is Cronkite’s comparison of the presidents. “Making comparative rankings of Presidents is an unnecessary exercise fraught with contention but otherwise relatively harmless.” He discussed the presidents since Hoover. In reviewing his career, he outlines the frequent switching of jobs before he landed at CBS television news. His […]

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The Rose Garden

It’s hard not to love a good time travel novel. While not life changing or even significantly different than several other of her novels, The Rose Garden was an enjoyable read. And there were even parts that pleasantly surprised me. Find in Catalog

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I’ll Give You The Sun

This was my favorite book I have read this year. This wonderful example of Young Adult Fiction, like many in this genre, does an amazing job at cutting to quick about what’s most important in life. Told from the perspective of fraternal twins, the boy when they are age 13 and the girl from when […]

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Big Little Lies

I love this book so much, I cannot adequately express it. I think I need at least two copies of this book – one to read, and one to press into other people’s hands. Such real, imperfect, delicious beauty! So delicate, intricate, deep, and accessible! Just read it – then you’ll understand how amazing it […]

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Mrs. Dalloway

I’ve been thinking about this book, on and off, since I finished listening to it. It didn’t so much end as just stopped… but I may be mistaken about that. It seems so transparent, like clear topical water, but has surprising depth once you step in. Definitely, definitely need to read/listen to this one again. […]

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