Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library

Check It Out At the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall New Additions to our Collection

Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, whose father, heeding the call of Mahatma Gandhi, turned his back on his Brahmin heritage and married a woman of low caste. When Willie reaches manhood he flees from India to London to live among the immigrants and literary bohemians of the 1950s. This novel, by V.S. Naipaul, is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the summer of 1999, and something big and bad is coming to Springfield, IL, known as "the place the weather lived." Wild Blue Yonder, by a winner of the National Book Award, Jean Thompson, tells the story of weather in all its changes � climactic, emotional, even metaphysical.

Twelve-year-old Edward Massey tries to understand his Uncle Rufus, a man caught in a swirl of hard luck and bad choices as his family spends a summer at Rehoboth Beach on the Delmarva Peninsula in the early 1960s. West of Rehoboth, by Alexs D. Pate is a moving novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, Amistad.

On the eve of President McKinley's 1899 visit to Minneapolis, a gruesome crime draws Shadwell Rafferty across the river from St. Paul to the big city. Author Larry Milett's followers will be pleased to find another Sherlockian mystery in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance.

Readers will find these books on the New Book shelves in the adult area of the library.

Library Activities and Information

The library is hosting another Introduction to the Internet class for Monday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This class is geared toward those who are unfamiliar with the use of the Internet. Students will learn the basics for surfing the Web. This adult class has a limited enrollment because of space. Reservation is necessary, so please call the library at 677-7060 to hold a spot for the evening session.

Knowing the World through Reading

Join the latest discussion group on literary works from the immigrant United States. Discussion of Leslie Pietrzyk's book Pears on a Willow Tree will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the South Dakota Room of the public library. Discussion of the second book, The Vision of Emma Blau, by author Ursula Hegi, will be on Sunday, March 10 again at 3 p.m. at the library. These books and a study guide may be purchased at the library for $10. All sessions are free, but registration prior to the meeting is appreciated.

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