Check it out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check it out at the Vermillion Public Library New York Times Book Review

Fiction Best Sellers

March 3, 2002

#1. The Summons, by John Grisham. A law professor who has been called home to Mississippi by his father, a dying judge, discovers more than $3 million in cash in the old man's study.

#2. Up Country, by Nelson DeMille. A Vietnam veteran investigates the mysterious death of an Army lieutenant three decades earlier.

#3. Journey Through Heartsong, written and illustrated by Mattie J. T. Stepanek. A collection of poems by an 11-year-old boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy.

#5. Tishomingo Blues, by Elmore Leonard. In Tunica, MS, a high diver runs afoul of the Dixie Mafia and its civil War re-enactors.

#6. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen. A multigenerational saga in which a mother tries to bring her dysfunctional family together for a final Christmas at home.

#7. Basket Case, by Carl Hiaasen. An obituary writer in South Florida examines the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a rock star.

#9. Three Weeks in Paris, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Four women, once good friends, reunite years after they departed as enemies.

#10. Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham. A husband and wife discover that their decision to forgo Christmas comes with consequences.

#11. Under Fire, by W.E.B. Griffin. United States marines encounter new battle fields when the Korean War begins.

#12. The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, by Lillian Jackson Braun. While on vacation, Jim Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats look into a murder.

Library Activities and information

Th library is pleased to announce a literary training session to be held on March 15 and 16 in Yankton. The class on March 15 is scheduled form 6 to 8 p.m. at the Methodist Church located at 207 W. 11th. The second session is planned on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the same location. Registration is appreciated, so please call Deb at 605-260-3100.

April is Amnesty Month at the Vermillion Public Library. Start that spring cleaning and locate any lost materials or overdue items belonging to your library, then return them during the month of April. There will be no fines charged against overdue material during April.

The Vermillion Public Library offers a free Online Book Club available to anyone who has e-mail, in cooperation with the "Chapter-A-Day" service. Monday through Friday, club members will receive a portion of a book via e-mail. A new book is offered every week. For the week of March 18, the service presents The Metaphysical Club, by Louis Menand, and for the week of March 25, The Oasis, by Petru Popescu is the selection.

Alternates respectively are In the Heart of the Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick, and Tom and Huck Don't Live Here Anymore, by Ron Powers. Teen books offered during these same weeks include Ravenous, by Eve Eliot and Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. To receive more informaiton or register, visit the library's web site at, and click on the book club logo.

The Health Information Center at the Health Sciences Library in the Rapid City Regional Hospital currently has 514 books and 228 videos available for Inter-library Loan. The collection includes health newsletters from the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and Harvard. The center's library staff welcomes requests from anyone in the state. For more information call 605-341-7101, e-mail the center at, or search the Web page at for links to reliable health information on the Internet to obtain the online request form.

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