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  • Maryanne Shaw, the author of “The 9 Week Miracle: A Son’s Incredible Survival Story,” calls her book “a saga of faith, gritty determination, and endurance.”

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  • Maryanne Shaw, the author of “The 9 Week Miracle: A Son’s Incredible Survival Story,” calls her book “a saga of faith, gritty determination, and endurance.”
    The book, “is about my son, Nick, who was burned in July 2010 when his boat exploded at his Lake Township home while he was sweeping sawdust from the boat’s floor,” said Shaw. “Nick underwent four skin graft surgeries, four days in a row. The initial estimate was that he would be in the hospital for three months and not be able to return to work for eight months. But Nick was released from the hospital in three weeks and was back to work in nine weeks.”
    His was truly a nine-week miracle, she said, which is the message she plans to bring to her upcoming book-signing appearances.
    Shaw will be doing a free presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church Heritage Hall, 6900 Market Ave. N. and will appear at the 10 a.m. service of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, at 2121 Smith-Kramer St. NE, Lake Township, on April 14.
    Shaw also will sign books at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair at 381 Boardman-Poland Road., Youngstown, from noon to 4 p.m. April 20 and 21.
    Her book talks about the “Seven Key Life Lessons” she learned that can be helpful to others suffering a serious illness or injury or dealing with difficult life event. “This is information that would help anyone, no matter what they are going through,” she said
    Carolyn and Sean Savage, the husband and wife co-authors of a book hailed in television segments like “Dateline” and the “Today Show,” will appear at 2 p.m. April 20 at the New Philadelphia location of Tuscarawas County Public Library System.
    “Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn’t Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift” tells a story of how the author and her husband underwent an in-vitro fertilization transfer in February 2008, as a last resort for pregnancy. Carolyn Savage did get pregnant — with the wrong embryo. Because of a medical error, the child she was carrying was someone else’s.
    The free event is the first in the library’s 2013 Visiting Author Series. For reservations call 330-364-4474, ext. 101. The library is at 121 Fair Ave. NW.
    April Books-A-Million book club selections are:
    Fiction — “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash.
    Nonfiction — “Mrs. Kennedy and Me” by Clint Hill.
    Literary — “Canada” by Richard Ford.
    Teen — “The Face on the Milk Carton” by Caroline B. Cooney.
    Kids — “The Unwanteds” by Lisa McMann.
    Faithpoint — “The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant” by Terry Falber.
    Massillon Museum, Massillon Public Library, Stark County Park District and other partners will launch The Big Read 2013 literacy program in western Stark County with a kick-off event from 3 to 5 p.m. April 13 at Massillon Museum. No reservations are needed.
    Page 2 of 2 - This year the community is reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
    For information, call Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
    Detroit native Joe Keller has written a book — “Single Effort: How to Live Smarter, Date Better, and Be Awesomely Happy” — for men going through divorce or relationship break-up.
    The Ohio State University Press has published “The Ethics of Swagger: Prizewinning African American Novels, 1977-1993,” by Michael DeRell Hill.
    Reach Gary at 330-580-8303 or gary.brown@cantonrep.com.
    On Twitter: @gbrownREP

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