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The latest news from the local book world

Oct. 06, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Tri-State doesn't suffer from a shortage of authors and book lovers in general.

There are always things going in the local book world. Here are a few of them.

Mom for Mia

Kimi Clark of Ironton, has published her first novel, "A Mom for Mia."

The 190-page book was released Aug. 15.

After Caron's husband dies, she is looking for any distraction that she can find to avoid the process of grieving. She believes that giving birth to a child for another family will provide the distraction that she needs. What she didn't expect was falling in love with the father. When she decides that she can't be with Andrew, she has no other choice but to never see him, or the little girl, Mia, that she has given to him, ever again. Imagine her surprise when her son brings home his fiancée Mia. Caron is now faced with the decision of whether or not to tell Mia and Gavin that she gave birth to Mia, since Mia is not her child biologically. Even more strain is put on this decision when she finds out that Drew has died only a few years after Mia was born and that she has been raised by her uncle, Adam.

Clark is a graduate of Rock Hill High School. She attended Alice Lloyd Collage, Ashland Community College and Morehead State University. She has been employed by McDonald's of Ashland and Huntington as a book keeper since 2006.

For more information, visit www.amomformia.com or contact Clark directly at 740-534-3524 or kimiclark@roadrunner.com.

Quick Book Club

The Boyd County Public Library's monthly "quick" book club next meets Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Kyova Branch.

"Short & Sweet" offers a quick taste of literature for busy people. It starts at 6 p.m. at the branch, located in the Kyova Mall across from Elder-Beerman.

Participants will read and discuss two short stories, and enjoy some sweets. The stories for this month are "A Tough Tussel" by Ambrose Bierce; and "Hobnail" by Crystal Argobast.

If possible, those who attend should read the stories beforehand. Links can be found online, in the program section of www.thebookplace.org, or printed copies are available at the Kyova Branch.

To find out more, call 606-929-5346.

World War I book signing

Boyd County Public Library will host a book signing later this month for a local man who has published his grandfather's stories from World War I.

Ken Brown will be at the Main Branch on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 2 p.m. The Main Branch is located at 1740 Central Ave.

He will have copies of "My Diary of World War I" available for sale and signing.

The book is a first-person account of Edmund Brown's experiences as an active soldier during WWI. Brown recently put his grandfather's writings together in a book.

For more information, or to arrange a book signing, call Amanda Clark at 606-329-0518, ext. 1140. To learn more about this or other library programs or services, visit the online branch at www.thebookplace.org

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