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Nancy's Notes - December 25, 2008

Holiday Hours, “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Annette Gordon-Reed, “Mother Warrior’s” by Jenny McCarthy, “Nothing to Lose” by Lee Child.

Holiday hours: December 22-23 noon until 8:00 p.m.  December 24 noon until 3:00 p.m. Closed December 25-27. Open at noon on December 29.

 Nancy’s notes

            Things are a little slower this week with the Christmas acitivities. If your shopping, baking and cards are done it’s time to relax with a good book before the family invades.

            Because I’m a history buff I have read several articles and some historical fiction about Sally Hemings, the slave wife of Thomas Jefferson. We recently purchased  “The Hemingses of Monticello” which is a nonfiction account of the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings. The book recounts the Hemings family history beginning with their African descendants and continues through the thirty-eight year liaison between Sally Hemings and Jefferson.

            One of the hottest topics in our medical area is autism. Jenny McCarthy has recently written “Mother Warrior’s” a book that gives advice on struggles with this disease. McCarthy has used a combination of behavioral therapy, diet, supplements, and other biomedical interventions to help her son. The book also shares the personal stories of other parents and their struggles and victories over autism.

            I’ll conclude with “Nothing to Lose” by Lee Child. The novel centers around Jack Reacher, a man with nothing to lose when he goes to war against a town that first wants him gone and then wants him dead. It begins in the middle of nowhere, between two small towns. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are hostile locals, a vagrancy charge and an order to move on. Reacher, a hardheaded, curious man sets out to find the secrets the town is trying to hide. He finds himself fighting against an entire town, hunting the rich man at its core.

            Stop in and see us during our holiday hours: December 22-23 noon until 8:00 p.m., December 24 noon until 3:00 p.m. Closed 25-28. Will open at noon on December 29.