Finlay-Donovan-is-Killing-It-by-Elle-Cosimano

“Finlay Donovan is Killing It” by Elle Cosimano. New York: Minotaur Books, 2021. 359 pp.

Finlay Donovan is having a very bad year. Her husband has left her for a blonde bombshell real estate agent named Theresa. She hasn’t written a word in months, and her deadlines are flying by. She can’t pay …

The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenit͡syn

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Vol. 1-3) by Aleksandr Solzhenit͡syn; Harper & Row: (2,064 pages, $36.22).

You may have not heard of it before, but the Gulag Archipelago is widely considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important works of non-fiction. It is credited for peeling back …

New hours 5.3.21

In response to community interest and vaccinations becoming more readily available, the Alamance County Public Libraries is looking towards the future.  Face coverings are still required and following social distancing guidelines is expected, but we will be slowly expanding our hours over the next few months.

Starting Monday, May 3rd our service hours …

Act-Your-Age-Eve-Brown by Talia Hibbert

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert. New York: HarperCollins, 2021. 400 pp.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown is the final installment in Talia Hibbert’s Brown Sister’s trilogy. Following best-sellers and romance fan-favorites Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Get a Clue, Dani Brown, this one is the tale of the youngest …

Thursday-Murder-Club-by-Richard-Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. [New York] : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2020]. 355 pp.

I love mystery novels of all kinds, from the fluffiest cozies to the grittiest police novel. But my favorite mysteries are ones that challenge me in some way, have interesting characters, and bring me joy as I …

Potlikker-Papers-by-John-T.-Edge

“The Potlikker Papers:  A Food History of the Modern South” by John T. Edge.  New York:  Penguin Press, 2017, 370 pages, $28

Distinguished food writer John Edge talks about the Civil Rights movement and the New South eating scene via the lens of its foodways and culinary traditions.  Subjects covered include black farmers …

Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

The Thirty Names of Night, by Zeyn Joukhadar. Atria Books, 2020. 304p.

The Thirty Names of Night is Zeyn Joukhandar’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut novel, The Map of Salt and Stars. In many ways, The Thirty Names of Night feels almost like a companion piece, similarly following the journeys of two …

Katherine-Arends

Katherine Arends was promoted to the Collection Development Manager for the Alamance County Public Libraries from her position as the Branch Manager of the Mebane Public Library. Congratulations!

How long have you worked with the County? I celebrated my 20 year anniversary this past October (both work and marriage).

Where are you from …

Name-of-the-Wind-by-Patrick-Rothfuss

“The Name of the Wind” (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss; DAW Books (662 pages, $16).

“The Name of the Wind” has been the most entertaining fantasy novel that I’ve read so far this year! It follows the story of a man on the run; Kvothe, who’s part adventurer, part mystic, and …