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Nancy's Notes - November 7, 2013

“Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler, “Invention of Sarah Cummings” by Olivia Newport, “I, Saul” by Jerry Jenkins.

The library will be closed on Monday, November 11in honor of Veterans Day. Stop in the Saturday before between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to stock up for the long weekend.

    Clive Cussler’s latest adventure, “Mayan Secrets”, revolves around husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo. They are in Mexico when they discover the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains information about the Mayans, about their cities, and how they lived. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them, as the Fargos are about to find out.

    In Olivia Newport’s, “Invention of Sarah Cummings”, Sarah has one goal in life, to break into Chicago's high society. Desperate to stop serving dinner and to start eating at society tables, Sarah alters cast-off gowns from wealthy women to create beautiful dresses of her own. On a whim at a chance meeting, she presents herself as Serena Cuthbert, weaving a fictitious past to go with her fictitious name. But as she gets closer to Simon Tewell, the director of St. Andrew's Orphanage, Sarah finds that she must choose between the life she has and the life she dreams of.

    Readers journey from present-day Texas to a Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, in Jerry Jenkins, “I, Saul”. A young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. 

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