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Nancy's Notes- May 5, 2016

“Glory Over Everything”, by Kathleen Grissom, “A Mind of Your Own” by Kelly Brogan, M.D.

       I don’t want to encourage you to stay away from the library, but I did enjoy reading, “Go Set a Watchman” which I downloaded to my I-pad. If you like to read in bed or in a dark place it is so easy to see the print with the light behind it. Don’t forget the ability to download e-books or audio books is available for free at the library. Go to our website and click on the Bridges icon. You will need your library card to get started.
        Historical fiction readers will enjoy, “Glory Over Everything”, by Kathleen Grissom. Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, has a secret that compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. The novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginia plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of hard work, Jamie has achieved praise and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan’s father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie’s help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline’s father learns and exposes Jamie’s secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline. Heartbroken and   with nothing else to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held.
        Kelly Brogan, M.D. has written, “A Mind of Your Own”, which talks about depression and how women can heal their bodies and reclaim their lives. She informs readers that depression is not a disease, it is a symptom. She goes on to say that in recent years there has been a shocking increase in antidepressant use, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the solution for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress.  Brogan believes that what women really need can’t be found at a pharmacy. The book gives readers a holistic approach in the treatment of depression. A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action plan including dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques.
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