Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Books

The discovery of 2,000-year-old live human skin cells embedded in the Shroud of Turin has led to an unholy experiment, and the fulfillment of the darkest biblical prophecies. As mankind stands on the brink of an evolutionary step, will they follow Christopher Goodman, the clone of Jesus Christ? Find this answer with a science fiction thriller, Acts of God, by James Beauseigneur.

An owl is a night bird of prey with sharp talons and soft plumage, which permits noiseless flight. "I am the owl," he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, "and nighttime is my time." Mary Higgins Clark is back with another suspenseful read in Nighttime Is My Time.

The Bookman's Promise marks the eagerly-awaited return of Denver bookseller, John Dunning. Award-winning author Cliff Janeway brings his fans another crime novel equal to his first, Booked to Die.

Bernard Cornwell brings his readers historical fiction of Napoleon's determination to conquer Portugal. In Sharpe's Escape, Napoleon faces two obstacles, a wasted land stripped of food by Wellington's orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe.

In another historical fiction read, author Henry Grunwald makes 16th century France under King Henry IV come vividly alive in A Saint, More or Less. Grunwald explores the time's politics, religious beliefs, and passions through the lives of two women.

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://www.vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of April 26 will be:

Audio Book: Three Junes, by Julia Glass.

Business: The Rainmaker's Toolkit, by Harry Mills.

Fiction: Moloka'i, by Alan Bennert.

Good News: God and Ronald Reagan, by Paul Kengor.

Horror: Sunshine, by Robin McKinley.

Mystery: Shadow Men, by Jonathan King.

Non-Fiction: The Apprentice, by Jacques Pepin.

Pre-Pub: What Happened to Henry, by Sharon Pywell.

Romance: Girls of Summer, by Barbara Bretton.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Sister Spider Knows All, by Adrian Fogelin.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club, please send them your feedback at http://www.DearReader.com.

The Vermillion Public Library book Club will be meeting Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. to discuss Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. The May selection features regional author, Ann Daum from Okaton. Daum will be here to discuss The Prairie in Her Eyes, as well as be available for book signing.

The book club meets the last Thursday of every month at the library and is open to everyone free of charge.

April is Amnesty month at the Vermillion Public Library. Return any overdue or lost items to the library for no charges. Fines already accrued will still be on your record, but no new fines will be added.

The Summer Reading Program starts the week of June 7, with the theme of Discover New Trails @ Your Library. Registration will begin in early May. Watch for more details, and get ready for a great summer at your community library.

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