Nancy's notes April 2016
Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B. Ross The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
We received 2 boxes of new books this past week! You will want to stop by and
check to see if we have something for you.
There has been a lot in the news about the just released book, The Rainbow
Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper, journalist for CNN and CBS, and his
mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Cooper has always considered himself close to his
mother, but busy lives afforded the two little time. After Vanderbilt suffers a brief,
but serious illness at the age of 91, they resolve to change their relationship by
beginning a year-long honest conversation unlike any they had ever had before.
This is a celebration of the universal bond between a parent and child and a
thoughtful reflection on the lives of two very different individuals.
New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen’s latest novel is Miller’s Valley.
For generations, the Miller’s have lived in Miller’s Valley, a small American town
on the verge of change. Mimi Miller tells about her life, from the 1960’s to the
present, with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and
quietly observes the people around her, she learns of family secrets, the dangers
of gossip, the flaws of marriage, and the risks, among other things, of love.
Mimi’s mother struggles to maintain her family, but also realizes Mimi must
escape all of them to find her own way. As Mimi comes into her own, she
reminds us how fragile and exciting following a dream can be. Miller’s Valley is
an emotionally powerful story about an unforgettable family.
The always popular Miss Julia series by Ann B. Ross has another installment in
the series entitled, Miss Julia Inherits a Mess. This saga finds Miss Julia as the
executor for the estate of Mattie Freeman, a woman she had not known well. It
seems Ms. Freeman was perhaps more generous in her wishes than her coffers
are full. Faced with a house full of clutter, she attempts with the help of others to
find something of value for Miss Mattie’s beneficiaries. Then, a peculiar young
man claiming to be Ms. Freeman’s great-nephew turns up, demanding to live in
her apartment so that he can write a family history. Miss Julia soon finds herself
closer to Mattie Freeman and her mysterious family than ever before! Another
hilarious and bighearted novel about Miss Julia and the residents of Abbotsville!
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