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Nancy's Notes - June 30, 2011

“Once Upon a Time, There Was You” by Elizabeth Berg, “Save Me” by Lisa Scottoline, “Jeanie Out of the Bottle” by Barbara Eden.

     Next week we will host WonderWeavers, storytellers from the Minneapolis area. They will present “Passport to Fun” which will take their audience to different countries and share stories from around the planet. This follows our summer theme, “One World, Many Stories”. Our program will be held in the library basement on Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m.
    Elizabeth Berg’s, “Once Upon a Time, There Was You”, is the novel of a man and woman who have long been divorced from one another. They now rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of a crisis. Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common except their eighteen year-old daughter, Sadie. Smothered by her parents, Sadie is growing more attached to her new boyfriend. When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support their daughter. They also come to terms with how they really feel about each other.
    In “Save Me”, by Lisa Scottoline, Rose McKenna makes a split-second decision that alters the course of her life. McKenna volunteers as a lunch mom in the cafeteria of her daughter’s elementary school. Melly, a third-grader is a shy child born with a facial birthmark that makes her the target of a school bully. Rose must decide whether to step in to protect her child or decide if her interference would make things worse. When the bully starts to tease Melly, Rose is about to leap into action. Rose finds herself in a nightmare, faced with an emergency decision that no mother should ever have to make. What she decides in that split second derails Rose’s life and jeopardizes everyone she holds dear.n
    It seems every celebrity has a book out now. Barbara Eden’s, “Jeanie out of the Bottle”, is one of the latest celebrity biographies. Eden takes readers behind the scenes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and dozens of other performances. She gives intimate details of her life such as giving birth to a stillborn child, an abusive second husband, and the death of an adult son. Eden reflects on the challenges she has faced and well as the joys she has experienced.
    Come in and see us: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.