192017Feb

Female of the Species is Deadlier Than the Male

As pregnant Trudy awaits the imminent birth of her baby boy, the unborn child narrates a tale of duplicitous deceit involving his parents.  In a highly unusual first person narrative, the full-term fetus tells a tale of intrigue in which his pretty blonde mother and her lover plot to kill the baby’s father. John Cairncross,… Female of the Species is Deadlier Than the Male

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222017Jan

The Princess Diarist Offers a Candid Look at Fame

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher. 2016, Blue Rider Press 257 pages. Many have mourned the recent death of iconic actress Carrie Fisher for a variety of reasons. An actress, author, and mental health advocate, she was admired and beloved by many. Though she had many talents, she will always be most well known for… The Princess Diarist Offers a Candid Look at Fame

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152017Jan

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton

Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo It was a hot summer night in Burlington, N.C., and Elon College student Jennifer Thompson was asleep in her apartment. What Thompson didn’t know was that this night would change her life forever. A man lurked outside her… Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton

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252016Dec

Book Group Favorites

December is the time for year-end “best of” lists and the many book groups that meet at the Alamance County Public Libraries have announced their favorite books discussed in 2016. One book that the Lunch Bunch Book Club really enjoyed reading and discussing is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens, a suspenseful novel about… Book Group Favorites

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182016Dec

Truevine by Beth Macy

“Truevine:  Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest…” by Beth Macy.  Little, Brown, 2016, 420 pages. Running away to join the circus implies a certain carefree existence, but being kidnapped to perform in a circus sideshow casts the experience in an entirely different light.  African-American albino brothers George and Willie Muse, who hailed from… Truevine by Beth Macy

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42016Dec

A Detailed Look into America’s Haunted Past

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey. Regardless of your beliefs about ghosts, a well-crafted ghost story is an alluring tale. Often loosely grounded in historical fact, these legends excite and frighten, and turn otherwise unremarkable locations into tourist attractions. In Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, Colin Dickey aims to… A Detailed Look into America’s Haunted Past

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