Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check it Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall Adult Authors and New Novels

Three Junes is a novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers. Author Julia Glass brings together the lives of a Scottish family starting in the summer of 1989.

Evan Hunter is the author of a number of bestselling novels, including the Blackboard Jungle. He now brings the reader a shattering tale of a family confronting its collective secrets past and present in The Moment She Was Gone.

With The Whole Truth and Ring of Truth, award-winning author Nancy Pickard introduces the intrepid true-crime writer, Marie Lightfoot. An e-mail arrives from a man that says he loves Marie's work and wants her to collaborate with him on a work about her own death. If she doesn't cooperate he will hurt someone close to her. Check out her latest novel, The Truth Hurts.

It's 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. Hesione LeGros, once a bejeweled mistress and blazing ebony beauty, and now a raddled hag, is found slashed to death in the most lawless quarter of the city. In Wet Grave, by Barbara Hambly, few would care about this murder, except Benjamin January, a musician and teacher cares.

Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey is back with a gritty powerful novel about meeting ends meet on the wrong side of the law. In Thieves' Paradise, 25-year-old Dante Black is down and out in L.A. after doing a stretch of time in juvenile jail. The only way to keep from going under is to work for a successful, but illegal business associate.

It's dry season in Montana and the fires blazing west of Toussaint have spread to the Wolf Mountains. Fiddler, tracker, and reluctant sleuth Gabriel Du Pre suspects the fires have been intentionally set. Pick up Ash Child, by Peter Bowen, for a contemporary murder mystery.

Five decades of war have come home to roost in the sleepy American suburbs. Luther Ewing, a street cop has lost his conscience and part of his skull fighting the good fight. It's time for a wet and wicked ride in Red Rain, by author Michael Crow, who writes the kind of hard-knock prose that throws you into the action and won't let go.

These books are located on the new bookshelves just beyond the circulation desk. If they are unavailable, please ask our staff to place your selection on hold.

Library Activities

The city of Vermillion will hold the annual "Crazy Days" on Thursday, July 18. The Friends of the Library will sponsor a used book sale the same day located in the Community Room of the Library from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and continue it on July 19-20 during regular library hours. Books and materials for all readers will be available.

Computer and Internet access will be limited for patrons during July 25-26 due to the installation of new computers. These computers were acquired through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On these days the staff of the Vermillion Public Library will also be receiving additional computer training on the new computers. Internet accessibility will return to normal on Saturday, July 27.

Join the Winner's Circle and the Summer Reading Program on Monday, July 22 when the Prairie Winds Zoo visits the library. This show returns again for two presentations at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. introducing our readers to a variety of animals from all around the world.

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