Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

In a shocking and definitive new biography, author Carol Ann Lee provides the answers to one of the most heartbreaking questions of modern times: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis? In The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, Lee presents an astonishing and moving portrait of a man whose life, both charmed and cursed, was interwoven with one of the most momentous events of the last century as the father of Anne Frank. This work is based on impeccable research in rare archives and is filled with excerpts from the secret journal he kept from the day of his liberation from Auschwitz until his return to the secret annex in 1945.

New Adult Selections

Author Donald W. Westlake delivers best selling fiction with constant surprises. In his latest novel he gives the reader a brilliantly suspenseful tale of what can happen when you take Money For Nothing.

Father Andrew M. Greeley has delighted readers with his ongoing chronicles of the crazy O'Malleys, a rambunctious but resourceful Irish-American family caught up in the sweep of modern America. Pick up his latest saga and love story, Second Spring.

In his new novel, Nicholas Sparks daringly explores a darker realm of the heart in an explosive and emotional tale of betrayal and obsession. Check out the New York Times best selling author's latest book, The Guardian.

In 334 B.C., Alexander is roaming the Western Persian Empire picking off the cities one by one like a hungry predator. Author Paul Doherty has written another interesting work of fiction and mystery about Alexander the Great in The Godless Man.

In gene therapy, the damaged or defective chromosomes of an individual patient are corrected by the addition of DNA. But who will control mankind's genetic destiny? Check out a spellbinding novel by author Nelson Erick, GermLine.

James Spencer brings the reader his fiction debut about a group of young men flying B-24 bombers over New Guinea, Borneo, and the Philippines in 1944 and 1945. The Pilots is filled with the authenticity of excellent writing.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, www://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of April 28 will be:

Audio Books: "Q" is for Quarry, by Sue Grafton.

Business: Cracking the Corporate Code, by Price M. Cobbs.

Fiction: Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Good News: Your Road Map to Success, by John C. Maxwell.

Horror: The Forgotten, by Tamara Thone.

Mystery: The Dragon King's Palace, by Laura Joh Rowland.

Original: Couldn't Keep It to Myself, by Wally Lamb.

Pre-Pub Book: I'll Watch the Moon, Ann Tatlock.

Romance: The Bliss, by Jacqueline Navin.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Books: On the Edge, Lois Duncan.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

One more week for Amnesty Month at the library. Return overdue materials, or lost items to the library with no fines being charged to you. Fines already accrued will still be on your record, but during the month of April, no fines will be added.

April 30 is the Vermillion Park and Recreation's Summer Registration Day. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the library table. "Laugh It Up @ Your Library" starts Monday, June 9 and runs through Friday, Aug. 1. There is no charge for this program. Summer Story Time sign-up is also on April 30 at the Armory.

National Pet Week will be celebrated at the library on Tuesday, May 6 during the last after-school program for the school year. A local vet will be speaking on pet care and feeding.

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