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Nancy's Notes - January 29, 2015

“Before I Go”, by Colleen Oakley, “We Should Hang Out Sometime” by Josh Sundquist. Books we have that have been made into movies: Unbroken, Still Alice, American Sniper, Wild, and Spare Parts

                 It took me only a couple of days to finish “Before I Go”, by Colleen Oakley. If you are a cancer survivor you may want to pass, but I thought it was a good read. In the fictional novel, Daisy Richmond is twenty-seven years old, married to her soul mate, and working on masters degree while her husband finishes up his doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Since successfully beating breast cancer five years earlier, she believes her life can’t get any better.   But then a routine exam finds her body riddled with cancer. Knowing she is terminal, she sets off with a girlfriend to find a future mate for her husband. The story revolves around the vast array of emotions she experiences through the various stages of her illness.
        Josh Sundquist has written the memoir, “We Should Hang Out Sometime”. Josh is a paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker. At the age of twenty-five he came to realization that he had never had a girlfriend. To find out why he was still single, Sundquist tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date. The memoir is written with humor and tries to answer the question, “is there something wrong with me?”. His answer is no.
        There are several movies which have piqued my interest which are currently showing in theaters or will be released soon. We have many of these titles in book form. They include: Unbroken, Still Alice, American Sniper, Wild, and Spare Parts.  We have Foxcatcher on back order but arriving soon. If any of these are of interest to you stop in during library hours or call us and we can reserve a copy for you.
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