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Summary: Talk about a change of pace! Renowned suspense writer and Edgar Awardwinner James Patterson, author of such bestsellers-turned-blockbuster-movies asAlong Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, exposes his sensitive sidein his new novel, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. Katie Wilkinson'sboyfriend Matt dumps her; not a total cad, he leaves her a gift, a diary kept bySuzanne, his first wife, for their son Nicholas. Though it's not exactly thediamond ring Katie was hoping for, she's unable to make herself destroy thediary--against her better judgment, Katie begins to read.Drawn against her will into the other woman's world, Katie learns of physicianSuzanne's heart attack at age 35 and her decision to slow down, accomplished bya move to Martha's Vineyard and a new job as a simple country doctor. When lovecomes knocking, in the form of housepainter-cum-poet Matt Harrison, Suzanne isready to listen to her newly repaired heart. Though painful for Katie, shebegins to know and like Suzanne and her infant son Nicholas. Suzanne's devotionto Matt and their son shines through, as well as her plainspoken wisdom. Whilethe journal helps Katie understand Matt, whether they can write a futuretogether remains in question. --Alison Trinkle
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