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Nancy's Notes - January 4, 2012

“Locked On” by Tom Clancy, “The Printmaker’s Daughter” by Katherine Govier.

    I promise, we will now be open during our regular library hours for awhile. With both Christmas and New Years falling on a Sunday, our schedule has been rather hit-or-miss lately. We will now be open: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    Tom Clancy fights the war on terror in, “Locked On”. Jack Ryan wants nothing more than to follow in his father’s and become a field operative for The Campus. Privately training with a Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to track down and eliminate terrorists. Jack Ryan Sr., a former field operative, is now running for re-election as President of the United States. What neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous. An enemy of Jack Sr. launches a vendetta to discredit him by connecting the presidential candidate to a mysterious killing in the past by John Clark, his longtime ally.
    Katherine Govier, “The Printmaker’s Daughter”, is an historical novel set in Edo, now known as Tokyo. The story revolves around Japan’s legendary printmaker, Hokusai, and his daughter Oei. They live in a colorful world where warriors consort with actors, and prostitutes, evading the spies of shogunate as they work on Hokusai’s paintings and prints. Wielding her brush, rejecting domesticity, Oei defies all expectations of womanhood. A dutiful daughter to the last, she will obey her father, who will rob her of her place in history. 
    Remember we also have a large supply of DVD s for those cold nights when you want to curl up on the couch. They can be checked out for two days free of charge.