Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

"There is a myth in the United States � you've heard it many times. It says that all American mothers hope that their child will grow up to be president of the United States. In my case that certainly is a myth." Not since Abigail Adams has one woman been both wife and mother to a U.S. president. Reflections: Life After the White House is the inspiring follow-up to Barbara Bush's number one best selling book, Barbara Bush: A Memoir.

Picking up where the first book stops, she begins with the inauguration of her son, George W. Bush. She then flashes back eight years to President Clintons inauguration, when she and her husband, President George H.W. Bush, are leaving the White House. Included are family pictures that will delight Barbara's millions of admirers. This book can be found in the biography section of the new book shelf.

Popular adult Authors

Praised for keeping readers on the edge of their seats until the explosive end, best selling author Jayne Ann Krentz returns to the town of Whispering Springs with her new novel, Truth or Dare.

The master of romantic fiction, Catherine Cookson is world renown for her enthralling tales of love that triumph over impossible odds. Check out her latest book, Kate Hanningan.

With his beloved novels, New York Times best selling author Nicholas Sparks has given voice to our deepest beliefs about love in The Wedding.

The year 2004 marks 25 years of literary life for character Page Murdock. Author Loren D. Estleman marks his silver anniversary with another western in Port Hazard.

Let best selling author Katherine Kurtz take you back in time with her new fantasy novel, In the King's Service.

Author Kirk Mitchell's service as a deputy sheriff on the Paiute-Shoshone reservations in California stimulates his writing for superior mysteries. Enjoy his latest novel titled Sky Woman Falling.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. 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 Jan. 19 will be:

Audio Book: Nothing is Impossible, By Christopher Reeve.

Business: What the Best CEOs Know, by Jeffrey A. Krames.

Fiction: Keeping Faith, by Jodi Picoult.

Good News: A Case of Bad Taste, by Lori Copeland.

Horror: Lost Boy Lost Girl, by Peter Straub.

Mystery: The Amber Room, by Steve Berry.

Non-Fiction: Fly Fishing: The River of Second Chances, by Jennifer Olsson.

Pre-Pub: The Earth Moved, by Amy Stewart.

Romance: Naughty Marietta, by Nan Ryan.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Alt Ed, by Catherine Atkins.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

The library will be closed to patrons on Monday, Jan. 19 for cleaning and maintenance. The staff will take phone calls, and materials may be returned in the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the library. The library will be open again to patrons on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the normal time.

Story Time starts on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Please call the library for scheduled times and more information at 677-7060.

In celebration of its 100 years of service, the Vermillion Public Library has commissioned Stephen K. Ward to research and write a book of the library's history. Wine & Women: The Making of the Vermillion Public Library in a Man's World will be perfect-bound and include many photographs. The finished product will be available in early 2004 for $10 per copy. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your copy.

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