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Choosing Civility

Many people seem to long for a simpler time, and when they are pressed to articulate what they mean, “respect for others” invariably is part of the definition. According to a study recently completed for KRC Research, 70 percent of … Continue reading

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Greatness

Louise Penny’s appearance at McIntyre books last fall was simply a great time for everyone. My husband and I arrived early and met friends for lunch in Fearrington Village. We were in the bookstore an hour in advance of her … Continue reading

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Autographed copy

Some time ago I wrote about the mysteries of Louise Penny, and now I have to share my excitement—I am going to meet her tomorrow!  My husband and I are traveling to a bookstore in North Carolina to hear her … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Journey

It’s been pretty busy in our library system for the last couple of months. First of all, we opened our newest branch, the Pittsylvania History Research Center and Library, which is located in the recently renovated Chatham Train Depot. We … Continue reading

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A Thread of Grace

I read an extraordinary book recently that I think many people overlooked when it was first released.  The author’s previous novels were science fiction, so some may have expected this one to be in that genre as well.  However,  A … Continue reading

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It’s another mystery

The last time I wrote, I promised some fiction for my next post, and I have to say, I have discovered a wonderful mystery writer. A couple of my colleagues here at the library recommended Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs series … Continue reading

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Two more

Before February gets away, let me tell you about a couple books I have read since my last posting. The first is My Mother, Your Mother by Dennis McCullough. It’s simply the best thing I have read about caring for … Continue reading

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And We”re Back!

It’s been a long time. I have been out on medical leave, but the positive thing about that is I had some extra time to read. I have a few books to recommend. First, the new Margaret Maron book is … Continue reading

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Book Review

How Children Succeed:  Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough.  New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Paul Tough has written many times before, movingly and effectively, about the lives of children in marginal situations.  … Continue reading

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Fall is in the air

Fall has finally arrived after our long and very hot summer.   Our libraries are humming with activity right now, and I wanted to share some highlights of what will be happening this month. This week—October 1-6—is Banned Books Week.  Hundreds … Continue reading

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