Fremont Area District Library

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Daytime Book Group

Meeting information for the Daytime Book Group.

Our next meeting will be on
Thursday, October 26th, at 11:30 a.m.
by the North Fireplace

Kitchen Privileges
Copies of Kitchen Privileges by Mary Higgins Clark will be available at the Circulation Desk prior to the meeting date.  For more information about this group, contact Susan Herrick at the Reference Desk; 231-928-0257.

From Booklist:
Popular thriller writer Clark once struggled like many other writers to get her work noticed and published, and in her memoir, she shares both her story of this and other trials. Growing up during the Depression in New York, Mary was doted on by her loving parents and was often found playing with her two brothers, Joseph and John. Her father's death at 54 was the first tragedy of young Mary's life. Her mother was forced to take in lodgers to make ends meet, and a variety of eccentrics traipsed through the Higgins household. Mary opted for secretarial school over college, knowing that money was a constant concern for her family. After a few years as a secretary, Mary daringly decided to apply to be a flight attendant, and she spent a year flying around the world. She returned to marry Warren Clark, a dashing family friend who had captured her heart long ago. Together the pair had five children, and while caring for them, Mary diligently worked on her writing. She sent out story after story, facing the rejection that deters so many writers. Mary persevered, eventually getting a story accepted. But Warren's health was failing, and he died of a heart attack in 1964. Following his death, Mary took a job writing for a radio program, and eventually began working on the novels that brought her so much success. Clark's many fans will find her life just as interesting as her many novels. Kristine Huntley

Past Book Group Selections
September 2017 - The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
May 2017 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
April 2017 - Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford
March 2017 - Tempting Fate by Jane Green
February 2017 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
January 2017 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
December 2016 - Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
October 2016 - The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi
September 2016 - Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
June 2016 - The Summer I Dared by Barbara Delinsky
May 2016 - The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
April 2016 - Grayson by Lynne Cox
March 2016 - Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
February 2016 - Us by David Nicholls
January 2016 - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton