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Nancy's Notes - July 31, 2014

Close Your Eyes by Chris Bohjalian, The Keeper by John Lescroart .

    We’ve had a wild week at the library. Our meeting rooms have been rented eleven times in eight days. I guess the heavy use of these rooms proves there has been a need for this type of facility for quite some time. Our a rental fee are $30.00 for the large room, which includes a kitchenette, or $20.00 for the smaller room. To rent either of our room there is a $50.00 refundable deposit. Call the library at 532-3673 to make a reservation.
    This week Rick Brammer, Magician Extraordinaire, was our summer reading entertainment. He was a lot of fun and even told a few of his secrets to the crowd so they could try a little magic at home. There were over 80 in attendance. Our final presentation will be Bruce Voigts from the Conservation Commission. He has some hands on activities for our participants and should be a fun conclusion to our summer program.
    Chris Bohjalian’s Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Six months earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes and rivers and forests are destroyed. Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself. 
    The latest by John Lescroart is The Keeper. On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue. By the time Dismas Hardy hears about this, Katie has been missing for five days. The case strikes close to home because Katie had been seeing Hardy’s wife, a marriage counselor. By this time, the original Missing Persons case has become a suspected homicide, and Hal is the prime suspect. And the lawyer he wants for his defense is Hardy himself.
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