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Nancy's Notes - August 29, 2013

“Unsinkable” Biography of Debby Reynolds, “Life After Life” by Jill Mccorkle, “Wedding Night” by Sophie Kinsella.

Well, hopefully you are back in routine once again. It’s always great in the summer to have no schedule but by fall I’m ready to get organized. We have some titles that should be good for your entertainment as you settle into your new routine.
While growing up I enjoyed seeing Debbie Reynolds in her movies. I must admit I don’t know that her “real” life was quite as charming. We have purchased her newest biography, “Unsinkable”. Reynolds picks up from her 1988 autobiography sharing memories from the Miss Burbank contest in 1948 up until the work she did in 2012. Of course she shares her man and money problems as well as giving readers a glimpse of her family.
Jill McCorkle’s newest work of fiction, “Life After Life”, is a story of self-discovery. It centers around the lives of residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center. As each character connects with another, the mysteries of their lives are revealed.
Sophie Kinsella always writes a fun, light hearted tale. Her newest, “Wedding Night”, is no exception. Lottie is completely crushed, when instead of proposing marriage, her boyfriend proposes going on a trip together. When an old flame from the past calls, reminding her of a pact to marry if both were single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. Their family and friends are horrified. Lottie’s older sisiter, who knows the act is too impulsive, sets out to sabotage the wedding night.
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