82019Dec

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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252019Nov

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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242019Nov

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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172019Nov

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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102019Nov

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners”: by Gretchen Anthony.  Thorndike Press, copyright 2018. 543 pages, Large Print, $27, Kindle, $17 At first blush, Violet Baumgartner is the quintessential caricature of the busy-body, type-A  church-lady run amok.  Her husband Ed is getting ready to retire from 30-years as a respected medical researcher and she intends to give… Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

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