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Nancy's Notes - October 20, 2016

“Rushing Waters” by Danielle Steel, “Crash and Burn” by Fern Michaels.

Last week after school we had three dozen students enjoy “A Totally Gross Party”. There was a lot of energy in the room as they enjoyed a short film, popcorn, and many crazy games. We will be having a Halloween party on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. It is open to the first 24 students, grades 1-5, who sign up.
        Danielle Steel’s latest is entitled, “Rushing Waters”. More than one patron has recommended this novel. It begins as Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. In a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in horrific flooding. Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London intent on seeing her mother, Grace Madison. Despite Ellen’s urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone. They must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside. British investment banker Charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his estranged ex-wife in SoHo. Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother. Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail. NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse. A day of chaos takes its toll. Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away.
        Fern Michaels has now written “Crash and Burn”, number 27 in her Sisterhood series.
The women of the Sisterhood are united by their mission to help those unable to help themselves. But now they’ve encountered opponents who share a unique bond of their own. The law firm of Queen, King, Bishop & Rook ,the Chessmen, has been a formidable force in Washington, D.C., for decades. And Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn’s new case has made her their prime target. Nikki has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her domineering, greedy husband, Wilson “Buzz” Lambert. Buzz, currently Speaker of the House, fears the scandal will ruin his presidential plans, and intends to make life extremely difficult for Livinia, with the Chessmen’s help. The law firm may play dirty, but the Sisterhood play smart.
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