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Bernard Vidal
Mary Higgins Clark, author of "Just Take My Heart," will also discuss her book.

LAYTON — Mother-daughter suspense writers Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark will discuss their new novels during an author event co-sponsored by the Davis County Library and Davis Reads.

The event will be Tuesday, April 21, at Northridge High School, 240 N. Hill Field Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. Attendance is free but seating is limited.

Mary Higgins Clark's upcoming novel, "Just Take My Heart," will be released April 7.

Carol Higgins Clark will discuss her writing experiences and her latest novel, "Cursed," which is also scheduled for an April 7 release.

Mary Higgins Clark has been on the New York Times best-sellers list 27 times and has more than 100 million copies in print in the United States.

"We're just very excited," said Davis County Library director Chris Sanford.

Judy Butler, who coordinates author events for the library, said previous authors have included Larry King, David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Charles Osgood.

Brent Severe, assistant director of the Davis Education Foundation, said Davis Reads was born out of a desire by district superintendent Bryan Bowles to encourage literacy in adults and children. Davis Reads is the nonprofit arm of the Davis School District.

Betsy Burton, owner of The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, will be the moderator for the evening, and her store is furnishing copies of both Clarks' books for sale at the event.

— Joseph M. Dougherty