What's New on the Bookshelf at the Durham Library

Weekly arrivals, plus staff recommendations.

Whether you enjoy reading the latest bestseller or watching newly released movies, the Durham Public Library has you covered. Check out the library's weekly blog to find out what's new this week at the library. Plus, recommendations from our staff. Our book sale and plant sale continue - lots of bargains! Daily from 10:00 to 8:00, Mon-Thurs, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00.

New Books:

Simple Murder, a Mystery by Eleanor Kuhns (winner of a Mystery Writers of America Award)

Canada by Richard Ford

Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark

United States of Pie, Regional Favorites from East to West and North to South by Adrienne Kane

The Ocean of Life, the Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts


Walt Disney's Miracle



Red Tails

Burn Notice, season four

Staff Picks:

Valerie's Recommendations:

Another Life, Another Time, the Story of a Crime by Leif GW Persson

Possibly something unique in modern crime fiction: a dark, dark comedy of crossed purposes, mistakes, and misunderstanding that result, almost coincidentally, in the assassination of a prime minister.

Exceptional - and a new Swedish author to follow.

Secret History by Donna Tart

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

A bestseller when it was published in 2004, this is a compelling, unusal novel whose impact lingers.

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