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Nancy's Notes - November 14, 2013

“Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding, “Catering to Nobody” by Diane Mott Davidson, “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart.

 Many of you have read “Bridget Jones’ Diary” or maybe have seen the movie. Jones is back again with, “Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy”. This time she ponders the modern dilemmas involved with relationships with the opposite sex. Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in middle age.
    Diane Mott Davidson is back with, “Catering to Nobody”. Even though working a wake isn’t Goldy Bear’s idea of fun, the Colorado caterer throws herself into preparing a buffet designed to feed forty mourners. Her culinary efforts seem to be perfect until her former father-in-law, gynecologist Fritz Korman, is struck down and Goldy is accused of adding poison to the menu. Now, with the Department of Health impounding her leftovers, her ex-husband trashing her name, and her business close to being shut down, Goldy knows she can’t wait for the police to serve up answers. She soon uncovers more than one skeleton in the closet, along with a slew of secrets.
    Elizabeth Smart was recently featured on one of the primetime news shows. Ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart has written the book, “My Story”. On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life. In this book she reveals how she survived and the secret to beginning a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.
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