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Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West

Mermaids in the Basement

 Michael Lee West’s Mermaids in the Basement finds screenwriter Renata DeChavannes grieving from the recent loss of her mother and stepfather in an airplane crash. She retreats to her family home in the Outer Banks where she eats uncontrollably. While she is buying her movie-producer boyfriend a sweater in a little clothing store, she happens to see the tabloid article telling that her absent love is rumored to be dating his latest movie’s star in faraway Dublin.

Devastated, her drinking, too, begins to get out of control. One night, a drunken Renata has a beach bonfire and burns her manuscript. When she wakes up not knowing what she has done, she looks through all of her drawers to find it but instead discovers a letter from her mother instructing her to contact her paternal grandmother in order to find out the stories of her mother’s “dirty deeds.”

Sun and Sand Film Series: Gidget

Come join the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we present Gidget, the second film in the Sun and Sand film Series at the Porter Library on Saturday, July 31st at 2:00 pm.

Sun and Sand Film Series: Beach Blanket Bingo

Come join the Central Rappahannock Regional Library as we present Beach Blanket Bingo, the first film in the Sun and Sand film Series at the Headquarters Library on Saturday, June 26th at 2:00 pm.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han

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Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.

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