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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Stuck at home? Pick up a book and be transported

The Coronavirus has us trapped in our homes wishing we could be somewhere else. Your ride is here. Pick up a book and be transported. The creativity of local authors flourishes in our community.

Here are a few recommendations:

Ripple Effect, Because of the War by Jenny Ferns

Veronica’s husband is called to war. Her sister disappears in war-torn London. The decision to adopt the child her sister left behind causes far-reaching ripples when they both return, demanding more of Veronica than she can give.

Barbara Rein’s dog Kirby with some books by local authors.

Coach in Cottage C by J. R. Minard and R. R. Imregi

Matt Grazi was in over his head. The first-time coach was charged with building a sports team with the young inmates at a Florida reform school. Could he change the life of the toughest kid there?

Surviving: A Kent State Memoir by Paula Tucker Stone

In the protest years of the Vietnam War, Paula Stone Tucker was an eye witness to the National Guard firing on students at Kent State University. The boy next to her was killed. Her life already in turbulence, what followed this horrific event tested Paula even more. Yet she survived.

Dared to Run: A Kate Anderson Mystery by J. J. Clark

When Kate Anderson, a young parole officer, is falsely accused of murdering the sheriff who’d been stalking her, she discovers an underground network for abused women. With their help, Kate goes on the run, determined to prove her innocence.

Barbara Rein is a Village of Mallory Square resident.

No sympathy for homeless woman stealing food?

A Summerfield reader, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders if anyone has any sympathy for a woman arrested for stealing food from a local Wawa.

Where does Gov. DeSantis stand on Medicare and Social Security?

A Village of St. Charles resident wonders where Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former member of Congress, stands on Social Security and Medicare. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Answers needed for affordable housing

In a Letter to the Editor, a Big Bend reader contends that answers are needed for affordable housing.

Officials must take common sense approach to affordable housing

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Citrus Grove resident weighs in on the idea of affordable housing.

Response to Robert Moore’s letter about COVID-19

A Village of Pennecamp resident offers a response to a fellow Villager’s previous Letter to the Editor about COVID-19.