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Nancy's Notes - September 1, 2016

“If I Forget You” by Thomas Christopher Greene, "Lilly and the Octopus” by Steven Rowley.

  We are slowly getting back in routine with the students back in class. Not as many children meet us at the door as we open but the afternoons are action packed. If you need a computer you may want to come in before school is out. Our regular schedule of children’s activities will begin on Thursday, September 15. Library toddler time will meet from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Note our start time is one hour later this year. Our new leader for that group is Missy Hansen. Call the library at 532-3673 with any questions you may have.
       A new author to our shelves is Thomas Christopher Greene. He has recently written, “If I Forget You”. It is the story of Henry Gold, a poet who rose from poverty to achieve the American dream, and Margot Fuller, the daughter of a prominent, wealthy family. Twenty-one years after they were driven apart the two former lovers have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street.  Their unlikely, star-crossed love affair, is filled with the secrets they carry when they find each other for the second time.
       My next book has an odd title and an odd cover but it gets great ratings so I hope people will pick it up anyway. Steven Rowley’s “Lilly and the Octopus” is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without. For Ted Flask, that someone is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog. The story reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.

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