Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library

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

One usually thinks of enterprising women as the contemporary businesswomen of the 20th century, busily leading their corporations into the frontiers of economic competition and success. While that is partially true, the story actually begins well over 200 years ago, when America was just thirteen colonies still under the control of England. Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business, by Virginia G. Drachman, is the story of a large part of American history through legal, institutional, and economic roadblocks all placed before American women. Drachman is a professor of American History at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Adult Mystery

Good Morning, Killer is an electrifying new thriller involving a kidnapping case that brings back the strong-willed, often-maverick FBI agent, Ana Grey. Agent Grey was first introduced to mystery readers in author April Smith's debut novel, North of Montana.

K.J. Erickson delivers a top-notch thriller in The Last Witness, which opens with the discovery of a brutal murder. The victim is the wife of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tayron "T-Jack" Jackman.

In her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Travel back in time with author Stephanie Barron in Jane and the Ghosts of Netley.

It is winter of 1537, and England is divided into those faithful to the Catholic Church and those loyal to the king and the newly established Church of England. Thomas Cromwell enlists fellow reformer, Mathew Shardlake, a lawyer, to head the inquiry of the murder of one of his commissioners. Travel back in time to solve a mystery of Tudor England in Dissolution, by C.J. Sanson.

Looking for mystery a little closer to home? Try New Orleans and the French Quarter with the smell of fried fish and fresh coffee. The last thing New Orleans native Scottie Bradley needs is trouble of a permanent kind, but that is just what he finds when one of his best clients is shot through the head, execution style in Bourbon Street Blues, by Greg Herren.

Detective Lenny Bliss is still trying to get a break and perhaps a little inner peace in his life. Author Bob Sloan brings back one of the truly unique characters in American crime fiction in The Middle of Nowhere.

Online Book Club

Audio Books: No selection for this week.

Business: Why CRM Doesn't Work, by Frederick Newell.

Fiction: Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands, by Susan Carol McCarthy.

Good News: The Eyes of the Heart, by Tracie Peterson.

Horror: Cold Streets, by P.N. Elrod.

Mystery: Life Sentence, by David Ellis.

Non-Fiction: The Verb To Bird, by Peter Cashwell.

Pre-Pub Book: No selection this week.

Romance: Falling For April, by Lisa Plumley.

Science Fiction/Fantasy: Cold Streets, by P.N. Elrod.

Teen Books: Hush, by Jacqueline Woodson.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

Laugh It Up @ Your Library summer reading program brings to all readers an afternoon of story telling. Join the fun Monday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vermillion Public Library. Take a look at the display case in the adult area for the "Laugh It Up" prizes for all levels of readers.

Don't forget to stop in each week for a movie. Shows start at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

From now until Sept. 12 enter the Join the Major Leagues Contest. For information and to enter, type in www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/jointhemajorleagues, then download and print out the Playbook that corresponds to your age group. All entries must be postmarked no later than 9/12/03. Children under the age of 13 must include written permission by a parent or legal guardian.

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