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Nancy's Notes - April 24

“Duma Key” by Stephen King, “The Chocolate Lover’s Club” by Carole Matthews, “Souvenir” by Therese Fowler, Thanks for visiting on our 100th Birthday open-house.

            Stephen King’s newest novel, “Duma Key” has been out a month or so. It has received good reviews by the media. The story begins when a terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freeemantle’s right arm and scrambles his memory. Filled with rage he begins rehabilitation. When his marriage, which produced two daughters, suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn’t survived the injuries that could have killed him. His psychologist suggests he start a new life and tells him to do something that makes him happy. Edgar moves from Minnesota to a rented house on Duma Key where he begins drawing as therapy. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled and the damage they cause can be devastating.

            If you want to read something just for fun consider “The Chocolate Lover’s Club” by Carole Matthews. The book brings together four women from totally different worlds united in their passion for chocolate. Lucy Lombard can’t live without chocolate. It can cure anything. There are no substitutes. Sharing her passion are her three best friends. Together they form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis they meet in a café called Chocolate Heaven where there’s always plenty to discuss.

            Therese Fowler has her fiction debut with “Souvenir”. The emotions she stirs up  are compared to Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult. Her story centers around Meg Powell and Carson McKay who are raised side by side on their families’ farms. Their love deepened as they grew, everyone thought they would always be together. At twenty-one Meg was presented with a marriage proposal she could not refuse. This decision forever changed the course of her life. Seventeen years later, Meg’s marriage has become routine. She spends her time juggling the demands of a medical practice, the needs of her widowed father, and the whims of her rebellious teenage daughter. After a long absence, Carson returns home to marry a younger woman. As Carson struggles to determine where his future lies Meg makes a discovery that will upset the balance of everyone around her.

            Thank you to all who stopped in to help us celebrate our 100th birthday at the library. We had a good crowd and good food to share. The community has given us great support in the past and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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