172018Jun

The Vineyard by Maria Duenas

“The Vineyard” by Maria Duenas. 544 pages. Atria Books: 2017 “The Vineyard” is an engrossing read of historical fiction that spans the diverse worlds in 1860’s Mexico, Cuba and Spain. This is a novel of sacrifice, ambition, heartbreak, resilience, adversity, triumphs and defeats, silver mines, family, intrigues, grand passion and vineyards. The main character, Mauro Larrea… The Vineyard by Maria Duenas

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32018Jun

Come See Why Libraries Rock This Summer!

Summer is rapidly approaching, and it brings with it hot weather, long days, vacations, and the inevitable cry of “There’s nothing to do!” Kids and teens can relieve their summer boredom with fun and exciting programs at all of the Alamance County Public Libraries. The Alamance County Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program begins June 10th… Come See Why Libraries Rock This Summer!

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272018May

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Alamance Reads is a tradition meant to draw our community together around a shared reading experience with a common book. The selection for this year is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The summer is packed with book discussions and programs designed to encourage thought and discussion around different themes in the book. Station… Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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132018May

Artemis by Andy Weir

“Artemis” by Andy Weir, New York: Crown Publishers, [2017] Some of you might be familiar with the movie The Martian, which starred Matt Damon as an astronaut that has been stranded on Mars.  What you might not know is that this movie was based on the book “The Martian” by Andy Weir.  While the movie… Artemis by Andy Weir

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292018Apr

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“Children of Blood and Bone,” by Tomi Adeyemi. Copyright 2018, Henry Holt and Company (525 pages, $18.99). It has been said that Tomi Adeyemi might just be the next J.K. Rowling. Thus began my interest in Adeyemi’s work. However, when I first opened Children of Blood and Bone and found other parallels among different genres… Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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222018Apr

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill, New York, NY: William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2017. In Joe Hill’s first short novel, “Snapshot”, we meet ordinary teenager Michael Figlione. What starts out as a normal day changes when Mike sees his elderly neighbor, Mrs. Beukes, out on a walk. It’s obvious… Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill

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152018Apr

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

Dear “Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks,” This book is 244 pages of spunk. The subtitle, A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life, explains it perfectly. Most of the pages are letters to the books she has met throughout life, from hand-me-downs, to library selections, or… Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

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