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Nancy's Notes - November 10, 2011

“What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriaty, “Second Nature” by Jacquelyn Mitchard, “The Sixes” by Kate White.

    It’s been rather quiet in here when the Cowboys have been playing football this past week. We’re happy to have slow periods as long as our team is winning! Once football season is over remember we have many DVDs and magazines that will entertain you now that it’s dark in the evenings.
    Liane Moriaty’s, “What Alice Forgot”, begins when Alice Love is twenty-nine years old. Her life is good, she loves her husband Nick, and they’re expecting their first baby. Alice and Nick plan to spend the rest of their lives working on the ramshackle house they just bought, with the goal of completing the list of projects. Imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym and is whisked off to the hospital. Her first concern is her baby, and she’s desperate to see Nick. But Alice isn’t pregnant and Nick isn’t worried. Turns out, Alice is, thirty-nine and has three children. Her ramshackle home is now picture-perfect. The knock on the head has misplaced ten years of her life.
    In Jacquelyn Mitchard’s newest is entitled “Second Nature”. Sicily Coyne was thirteen when her father was killed in a school fire that left her face disfigured. Twelve years later, surgeon, Eliza Cappadora, offers her hope with a revolutionary new surgery that may give Sicily back the beauty she lost. Raised by an aunt who taught her to lead a normal life, and engaged to a man who knew her before the accident, Sicily rejects the offer.  But when a secret surfaces that shatters Sicily’s world, she calls off the wedding and agrees to the radical procedure in order to begin a new life. Her beauty is restored overnight and Sicily rushes toward a new life, seeking new experiences. She soon discovers that her new face carries with it risks that no one could have imagined.
    Phoebe Hall is the main character in, “The Sixes” by Kate White. Phoebe’s  Manhattan life has begun to unravel when her boyfriend breaks off their relationship and she is accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a place to put her life back together, she jumps at an offer to teach at a private college in a small Pennsylvania town. But behind the quiet campus life, evil things are happening. The body of a female student washes on the shore of a nearby river, and accusations are made from coeds about abuses by a secret society of girls on campus known as The Sixes. To help, Glenda embarks on a search for clues.
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