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Nancy's Notes - January 31, 2013

“The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, “Ironhorse” by Robert Parker, “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Lemay Ivey Freegal

The library book club meets over the noon hour once each month. Our book for February is, “The Language of Flowers”. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. If this sounds interesting stop in and get a copy and join us.

We have now renewed our subscription to Freegal. This is a site to download free music. You need to come into the library to sign up for the serivce but after that you can download from the comfort of your home. Each member can download up to three songs per week.

Robert Parker has written several westerns. His latest is, “Ironhorse”. Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, newly appointed Territorial Marshalls, find themselves traveling by train through the Indian Territories. Their first marshaling duty starts out as a simple mission to escort Mexican prisoners to the border, but when the Governor of Texas, his wife and daughters climb aboard with their bodyguards and $500,000 in tow, their journey suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.

Eowyn Lemay Ivey has written, “The Snow Child”, which is loosely based on the folk tale by the same name. The story takes place in Alaska in 1920. Homesteaders Jack and Mabel arrive in the wilds of Alaska to homestead. Childless they are drifting apart while he struggles to maintain the farm and she is filled with loneliness. After the first snowfall of the season they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone but they see a young girl running through the trees. As the couple come to understand the child, they begin to love her as their own daughter. But things are rarely what they seem and what they will learn about the girl will eventually change their lives.
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