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Monkeys taste like chocolate
Lugoff womans book inspired by late daughter
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Childrens book author Melissa Stover, center, reads Monkeys Taste Like Chocolate to the Blaney Elementary School (BES) second-grade teacher Faith Hatchers class in the school library Thursday. Stover wrote the book after the 2011 death of her daughter, Carissa, a student at BES. Carissas stepbrother, Jalen Burns, is in the class and is at Stovers left, also holding a copy of the book. - photo by Gary Phillips
People cope with the loss of a loved one in different ways. A Lugoff woman whose 10-year-old daughter died suddenly in October 2011 following an asthma attack channeled her grief into writing a book. Melissa Stover said she always had an interest in writing, but the passing of her daughter, Carissa, inspired her to pen the children’s book, “Monkeys Taste Like Chocolate.”