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Nancy's Notes - October 15, 2015

Brainstorming ways to keep the library effective in the future, “After You”, “Silver Bay”, and “The Last Letter From Your Lover” by Jojo Moyes,

Members of the Clarion Library board are hosting “Plan of Results” on November 9 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. It is a strategic planning session to brainstorm ways to keep the library effective in the future. We welcome any community members who would like to participate to join us. There will be a light lunch during the session which will be led by Jett Kofoot from our Regional Office. If you would like to join us, make a reservation by calling the library at 532-3673.
        In the past year Jojo Moyes, a British author, has become quite popular in the United States. We have added seven of her titles in that past several months. This week I’ll introduce you to three of our most recent additions in her collection of romantic fiction.
        The first book, “After You”, is the story of Louisa Clark. After six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. She ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to Sam Fielding a paramedic. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, pushing her into a very different future.
        Liza McCullen is trying to escape her past in Moyes, “Silver Bay”. The unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves for herself and her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect, not only the family business but also her conviction that she will never love again.
        The final book I will write about today is “The Last Letter From Your Lover”. Moyes brings readers a double love story that spans decades. In 1960, Jennifer Stirling wakes in the hospital and remembers nothing, not the car accident that put her there, not her wealthy husband, not even her own name. Searching for clues, she finds an impassioned letter, signed simply "B," from a man for whom she seemed willing to risk everything. In 2003, journalist Ellie Haworth stumbles upon the letter and becomes obsessed with learning the unknown lovers’ fate.
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