Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

Early every morning, people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor read a poem to them. Minnesota's well-known author has finally gathered these poems into a collection "for anybody who loves poetry whether they know it or not." Good Poems, with an introduction be Keillor, is a volume of 294 poems selected and arranged with his marvelous style.

Adult Collection

In a delightfully infectious novel of love and intrigue, author Leslie Glass puts a sly and sexy spin on two of life's most devastating certainties, death and taxes. Check out Over His Dead Body for a blend of supreme suspense and warmhearted romantic comedy.

With the 13th book of early American West fiction, author Richard S. Wheeler brings back his "mountain man" character, Barnaby Skye and Skye's Crow Indian wife. In The Deliverance, they venture south from the Rocky Mountains into Mexican Territory where Barnaby agrees to help a mysterious Cheyenne woman to find her kidnapped children.

M.C. Beaton is back with the aromas of wild thyme and Highland's heather, and Hamish McBeth, the eccentric Scottish policeman. In Death of a Village, McBeth deals with a summer crime spree that strikes the small town of Lochdubh.

Eden Waring is an Avatar, a talented young psychic with the ability to produce at will her doppelganger or mirror image. She possesses remarkable powers, but is being stalked by a stronger and very evil entity. Join author John Farris, a master of the psychological horror, in his novel, The Fury.

Hitchcock Sewell's job is an undertaker. In fact, he is Baltimore's most eligible mortician, but he just can't stop investigating the reasons behind his customer's deaths. Pick up the latest installment to a new mystery series in Tim Cockey's Murder in the Hearse Degree.

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, http://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of April 14 will be:

Audio Books: Maneater, by Pamela Nagami.

Business: They Joy of Success, by Susan Ford Collins.

Fiction: Fifth Life of the Catwoman, by Kathleen Dexter.

Good News: His Watchful Eye, by Jack Cananaugh.

Horror: Wither's Rain, by Jack Passarella.

Mystery: The Darkness Gathers, by Lisa Miscione.

Original: Sam, The Boy Behind the Mask, by Tom Hallman.

Pre-Pub Book: Windfallen, by Jojo Moyes.

Romance: Getting Her Man, by Michele Albert.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Books: The Crouching Dragon, by Len Lamensdorf.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

April may bring showers, but it also brings 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.

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the spring Scholastic Book Fair beginning Thursday, April 10 and running through Sunday, April 13. Book Sale items will be available during regular library hours. Come see the new books for spring and summer.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will have their next meeting April 24 at 7 p.m. at the library. If you haven't signed up for the April meeting, or need more information, please call the library.

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