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Nancy's Notes - April 7, 2011

“Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan, “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer, “Secrets to the Grave” by Tammy Hoag

New Large print titles in Life Touch ad: 
Dead by Night            Beverly Barton
Tempted by His Kiss         Tracy Anne Warren
Heartwood            Belva Plain
The Cinderella Deal        Jennifer Cruisie
If Whishes Were Horses    Robert Barclay
Out of Body            Stella Cameron
Homecoming            Jill Marie Landis
Mercy Street            Mariah Stewart
Finding Frankie        Maeve Binchy
Return to a Promise        Debbie Macomber
Madam, Will you Talk?    Mary Stewart
The secret of Everything    Baarbara O’Neal
Out of Sight            Stella Cameron


Nancy’s Notes

    Jennifer Egan is a new author to our library. Her newest, “Visit from the Goon Squad”, is an interlocking narrative of the lives of two co-workers. Bennie Salazar is an aging former punk rocker and record exec. In his adult life Bennie is divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old. Readers will be taken back to his youth in 1979.  His employee, Sasha, is a troubled thirty-something who the product of her parent’s violent marriage.  She will tell her story on her therapist’s couch. The book is about the interplay of time, about survival, and about the transformation set in motion by our fates.
    Author Brad Meltzer has a program on the history channel where he solves mysteries. Besides his newest title, “The Inner Circle”, he has written six other best-sellers. In this novel,Beecher White, an archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government. When Clementine Kaye, his first love, shows up asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the President of the Untied States reviews classified documents. After they accidentally come across a priceless artifact, a two-hundred-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington, the two find themselves suddenly entangled in a web of conspiracy and murder.
    Tammy Hoag has more than thirty books to her credit. In the most recent, “Secrets to the Grave”, Marissa Fordman is found brutally murdered, her young daughter with her head on her mother’s bloody breast. Marissa had a past full of secrets. Everyone knew of her, but no one knew her. Her death sends the town of Oak Knoll into a tailspin. The residents are already on edge with the upcoming trial of the See-No-Evil killer. The body may not have been discovered for days if it weren’t for the 911 call: a child’s voice saying, “My daddy hurt my mommy.”
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