142019Jul
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig. New York: William Morrow, 2019, 480 pages. A multi-generational novel of love, rebellion, and sugar in colonial Barbados. In 1854, Emily Dawson receives a surprise inheritance in her beloved grandfather’s will, Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados. A plantation that no one knew that he owned. Emily journeys from… The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

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72019Jul

Tar Heel Traveler by Scott Mason

“Tar Heel Traveler:  New Journeys across North Carolina”: by Scott Mason.  Guilford, CT:  Globe Pequot Press, Copyright 2019.  210 pages, $26.95 hardback, $16.80 Kindle. Raleigh, NC television journalist Scott Mason shares personality profiles aired on WRAL TV’s “Tar Heel Traveler” during the last 10 years.  Profiles include folksy interviews from across the state with ordinary… Tar Heel Traveler by Scott Mason

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292019Jun

2019: A Space Mystery

Alamance County Public Libraries’ annual murder mystery is sure to be an out-of-this-world event, filled with intrigue and excitement and a healthy dose of comedy. With help from the audience, it won’t take any time at all to figure out who murdered our victim. Emissary Gloria Rourke, of the Intergalactic Planetary Association, was an honest… 2019: A Space Mystery

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232019Jun

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny, New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007.

Three Pines is a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers all know each other and preparation for a traditional county Christmas are underway.    CC de Potiers had her own reasons for moving to Three Pines, but during her short time there she had not made any friends. Instead, she seems to go out of… A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny, New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007.

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162019Jun

We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls around the World by Malala Yousafzai

We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls around the World by Malala Yousafzai. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2019. 202 p. In Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s newest book, readers will find out about her personal struggles as an Internally Displaced Person, and they will also learn of the experiences… We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls around the World by Malala Yousafzai

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92019Jun

Come Explore “A Universe of Stories” at Your Library This Summer

This summer, take an intergalactic journey by visiting your library! Events for all ages will celebrate the summer reading program theme, A Universe of Stories. Rising Kindergarten through 5th graders can have worlds of fun with our Elementary Summer Reading Program. May Memorial Library will have a visit from the Morehead Planetarium on June 20th… Come Explore “A Universe of Stories” at Your Library This Summer

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22019Jun

The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

“The Liar’s Girl” by Catherine Ryan Howard.  Ashland, OR:  Blackstone Publishing, 2018.  330 pages, $24.99 After a horrifying freshman year at Dublin’s St. John’s College, Alison Smith moved away to the Netherlands and turned her back on the past.  Ten years later, she’s asked to make a visit to the government psychiatric hospital where her… The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

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262019May

New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living by Cary Fortin and Kyle Quilici

New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2018. 195 p. While minimalism isn’t a new thing, this book takes a new approach to a design and lifestyle trend that has been growing steadily over the past few years. This book focuses not… New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living by Cary Fortin and Kyle Quilici

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192019May

Biting Satire of the Millennial Experience

“The New Me” by Halle Butler. Penguin Books, 2019. 208 pages. Countless think pieces have been devoted to the “millennial,” the generation born roughly between 1981-1996. These articles are often written by those from earlier generations, and have not always portrayed the millennial in the most positive light. “The New Me” by Halle Butler offers… Biting Satire of the Millennial Experience

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52019May

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. New York: Wednesday Books, 2019, 432 pages

A debut novel that is smart, romantic, and completely absorbing. America’s golden boy is Alex Caremont-Diaz, First Son of the United States. He’s good-looking, smart, and determined to be elected to Congress by the age of 30. Despite what the tabloids claim, Alex spends little time chasing women and is instead focusing on helping his… Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. New York: Wednesday Books, 2019, 432 pages

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