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Nancy's Notes - February 4, 2016

“Stars of Fortune” by Nora Roberts, “The Good Good-bye”, by Carla Buckley, “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout.

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        If you love to read but sometimes are at a loss of what to read why not join our book club. Each month Becky picks a different genre and members meet on the third Thursday of the month for a discussion. If you can’t make the discussion we encourage you to check-our a copy of the current selection to enjoy on your own.

One of our most popular and prolific writers if Nora Roberts. Her latest novel is entitled, “Stars of Fortune”, which is the first in the Guardian Trilogy. Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the legendary fire star, part of an ancient prophecy. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets.

        Receiving high marks on Amazon is, “The Good Good-bye”, by Carla Buckley. How well do we know our children? Natalie Falcone would say she knows her daughter, Arden, very well. She’s not worried as she sends her daughter off to college, until she gets the call that Arden’s been in a terrible fire, along with her best friend and cousin, Rory. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. The police suspect arson. Arden and Rory have always been close, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, secrets that go all the way back to their childhoods, and which led them to that tragic night. Who set the fire, and why?

The author of “Olive Kitteridge” is back with “My Name is Lucy Barton”. Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension that have formed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.

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