|LOCAL AUTHOR DONATES BOOKS|
Clifton Forge, VA (March 10, 2017) - The Alleghany Retired Teacherâs Association recently held their meeting at the Clifton Forge Public Library. Local author and guest speaker, J. Bradfield McConnell, addressed the group. Following the meeting, he presented the library with a gift of his books.
âWhat a Blind Dog Seesâ, an elementary level book, is the true story of Jackson, a rough collie who was born blind. Gloria McConnell, the authorâs wife, says Jackson was a therapy dog for residents of a nursing home. At a North Carolina library, children would read to Jackson which helped the children build self-confidence and hone their reading skills. He also appeared in a commercial.
Jack McConnell also donated three adult level books.
âCleverly masquerading as a fun-filled romantic comedy, âEilaâs Macaroni & Cheeseâ is a study of human nature at its best and at its worst.â Gloria says âit is about a âtough, dysfunctional family and will make you laugh, cry, scream.â
The Harlan Wheeler Murder Mystery series consists of two volumes, âThe Chestnut Groveâ and âAfter the Flood.â Set in rural fictitious Berwick County in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, the author âexamines the dynamics of a small, isolated community as well as the nature of the desperate and the deranged.â
Mr. McConnell hopes that each of his books provides the reader âwith entertainment value as well as provoking thoughtful consideration of topics within.â
The Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street.
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