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Nancy's Notes - July 16, 2015

“Killing Monica” by Candace Bushnell.

We had a great turnout for our first summer program. One hundred and twenty people were on hand to enjoy a presentation by the Blank Park Zoo. They brought four different animal “Heroes”, all of which could fit in coolers. Join us next Wednesday when local “Heroes” will be on hand. All programs begin at 1:00 p.m. They are open to all children, however those younger than kindergarten must be attended by a responsible party.
        There are several women who are reading books by Robin Carr. We have two of her series by the author, Thunder Point which includes 7 books and Virginia River which includes 18 novels. She would be a good read for those who love Debbie Macomber and Joan Medlicott.
        Candace Bushnell also writes lighter fiction, but her books are a little racier than the authors mentioned above. Her latest is, “Killing Monica”. Pandy Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels are about a young woman making her way in Manhattan. They have also generated a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy's publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica stories, especially her greedy husband, Jonny, who's gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas. When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend   SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy's change of plan.
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