Six people have been chosen

By Ben Beagle, Daily News Lifestyles Editor

Six people have been chosen to have lunch with Julia Spencer-Fleming during the author’s visit to the area next month.

The lunch time discussion, set for March 11 at the D&R Depot, Lake Street, Le Roy, is the prize for a book review contest sponsored by The Daily News that was part of the third “A Tale for Three Counties” community reading project. Entries consisted of short reviews of Spencer-Fleming’s novel, In the Bleak Midwinter, which “Tale” is featuring this year.

The winners are Ann Burlingham of Perry, Linda Daviau of Batavia, The Rev. Paul H. Letiecq of Albion, Frances H. McNulty of Batavia, David S. Stevens of Le Roy and Joyce Thompson-Hovey of Pavilion.

Entries were judged by the “Tale” organizing committee.

A total of 13 entries were submitted, two more than last year’s contest in which readers reviewed Northern Borders by Howard Frank Mosher.

Nine more book discussions are scheduled through March 8 at libraries in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Spencer-Fleming visits March 10 to 12. Programs are scheduled for 1 p.m. March 10 at Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd., Batavia; 7 p.m. March 10 at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia, 7 p.m. March 11 at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina; and 2 p.m. March 12 at the Perry Elementary/Middle School Auditorium, 50 Olin Ave., Perry, which will be hosted by the Perry Public Library.

Each of the author programs include a question-and-answer session and booksigning with Spencer-Fleming.

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 Courtesy of Batavia Newspapers Corporation

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