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Writer’s Mail 5/4/2010
by Kimberly Simmons

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.” – Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

Last Week & Who’s Up Next
Brief meeting for the 2nd and 4th tonight – just three people showed up, so we read over Jack’s piece and made some comments and called it a night.

Readers for May 11th will be:
Holly Bonnickson-Jones (Coming Up For Air)
Terry Hoffman (The Journal)
Carol Hornung (Asperger Sunset)
Jack Frieburger (Path to Bray’s Head)

And anyone else who’d like to be on the schedule is welcome.

Next Newsletter Editor
I will not be doing the newsletter for a while but Carol Hornung has stepped up to the plate. You can email her with any comments or articles. Thanks so much!

Book Review: Where Are You Now?
By Mary Higgins Clark

Submitted by: Millie Mader

Since I read Jerry’s pieces on “cozies”, I decided that the book I just finished might be appropriate for that genre. Mary Higgins Clark does usually appoint an amateur sleuth as her protagonist. She provides escapist reading for a rainy (or snowy) day.
This time we meet Carolyn MacKenzie, an up and coming lawyer who searches for her brother, Mack, who has been missing for ten years.
Mack, who was a popular, handsome college student, left no clues as to his disappearance. He calls his widowed mother every Mother’s Day, and tells them to quit trying to find him. This last time, he left a block-lettered message in the church collection box with the same orders. The mother has become paranoid, and is slowly pulling Carolyn down with her. The mother’s suitor, Elliott, is advising them to give up their search and live the life of wealth and ease that they deserve. He resides and dresses in elegance, and claims to be named after his cousin, Elliott Roosevelt. He finally is able to persuade the mother, Olivia, to accompany him on a Greek Island cruise. (more…)


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