The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

“The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone”:  by Felicity McLean.  Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Copyright 2019.  297 pages.  $16 paperback.                 Revolving around the friendship of 5 Australian girls during the summer of 1992, “The Van Apfel Girls” is a coming-of-age novel turned thriller that’s permeated by speculation, uncertainty, lost opportunity, and doubt.  As an… The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

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Meet Ericka Hill

Welcome Ericka Hill as the new Branch Manager at the May Memorial Library! How long have you worked with the County? 3 weeks Where are you from originally?Roper, NC What are you most passionate about? Helping under-served and unrepresented youth. Do you have a hobby? I love to do hair. When you were little, what… Meet Ericka Hill

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Touched by the Sun

“Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie” by Carly Simon, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2019) After reading Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie, musician Carly Simon’s new memoir about her eleven year relationship with Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the question is if the notoriously private former first lady would still consider her a… Touched by the Sun

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Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. New York: Ballantine Books, 2019. 304 pages After months of preparation, Evvie Drake was finally doing it. She was taking charge of her life and leaving her husband. The car was packed when the call came, her husband had been in a tragic accident. Fast forward to almost… Evvie Drake Starts Over

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