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Nancy's Notes - May 31, 2012

“My Two Moms” by Zach Wahls, “Cats Behaving Badly” by Celia Haddon, "Beautiful Sacrifice” by Elizabeth Lowell.
My first book, “My Two Moms”, is written by a young Iowa man. On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. Then, nine-teen-years old, and the son of a same sex couple, he proclaimed, “the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.” The speech went viral and became YouTube’s number one political video of the year. In many ways, his upbringing was normal, he played sports, was active in Boy Scouts, and led his high school speech and debate team, yet growing up with two moms, he knew what it felt to be different and to fear being bullied or worse.
    Celia Haddon, who writes an advice column on cat behavior, has written “Cats Behaving Badly”. She teaches readers what to do when cats bite, they won’t eat, and how to turn the grumpiest cats into lovable animals. Haddon gives easy, affordable, animal friendly solutions to help both cats and their owners live happier lives, from kittens to older cats. 
    Elizabeth Lowell has written, “Beautiful Sacrifice”, a thriller which combines an ancient legend with the present. Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancient Mayan artifacts, splitting her time between digs in South America and the classroom teaching college students. But the professor’s academic life is about to spin out of control. Some extremely valuable and important Mayan artifacts have gone missing. Customs enforcement officer Hunter Johnston is determined to recover the missing pieces and he needs Lina’s help. Finding the missing artifacts is only the beginning of a mystery that will plunge these partners into adventure, romance, and danger.
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