Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fantasy

Best selling fantasy author, Harry Turtledove, ends the rousing saga of a world at war, which began with Into the Darkness, and draws to its climactic conclusion in Out of the Darkness. As the Deriavian War rages into its last and greatest battles, allied nations maneuver for positions against each other in a postwar world. But will the end of the war bring peace?

Kundala is the Goddess Miina's world, created with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing and her people have been enslaved by the alien Vornn. A savior has come for the people, but is it in time? Pick up Mistress of the Pearl, by Eric Van Lustbader.

In the mountains of Midkemia, a boy who brutally came of age in blood and terror, now lives for revenge. Tal Hawkins is being trained by a mysterious order of magicians, but will he be ready to avenge the craven slaughter of his family and friends? Well known fantasy author, Raymond Feist, brings his fans King of Foxes, the second book in the series of the Conclave of Shadows.

Adult Historical Fiction

Corban Loosestrife's life changed the day he returned to his family steading in Ireland, only to find it destroyed by the Vikings. His twin sister, Mav, is the only one not among the dead and has been taken as a slave. Finding his sister binds him in the net of alliances and blood debt that marks the battles for kingship among the Vikings. Follow the twists and turns throughout Northern Europe in The Witches' Kitchen, by Cecelia Holland.

Popular Adult Fiction

Best selling author, Anne Rivers Siddon takes her readers back to the place she knows best, the Carolina Low Country. Anny Bulter is a caretaker and nurturer, but not with a traditional family. Her surrogate family, "The Scrubs" is a group of childhood friends who are inseparable. Join "The Scrubs" in Siddon's next bestseller, Islands.

Not since his runaway bestseller, The Cardinal Sins, has Father Andrew Greenley written such a searing and topical novel about the state of the Roman Catholic Church. In his latest book, The Priestly Sins, Father Herman Hoffman, a gifted and innocent young man from the prairies of the Great Plains, is swept into the crisis after witnessing child abuse in the parish rectory. Find out what happens to this unfortunate "whistle blower."

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., and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of April 19 will be:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: Toxic Emotions at Work, by Peter J. Frost.

Fiction: A Hole in the Heart, by Christopher Marquis.

Good News: The Yada Yada Prayer Group, by Neta Jackson.

Horror: In Silent Graves, by Gary Braunbeck.

Mystery: Sugar Skull, by Denise Hamilton.

Non-Fiction: DW: A Lifetime Going Around in Circles, by Darrell Waltrip.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: By Starlight, by Marliss Moon.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: The Wreck of the River of Stars, by Michael Flynn.

Teen Book: Macaroni Boy, by Katherine Ayres.

VPL Announcements

Join us in celebrating National Library Week, April 18-24 with activities for children in first grade and up. On Monday, April 19, be entertained by Mr. Twister the Magician. Tuesday, April 20 is craft participation day. On Wednesday, April 21, try your skill with games. Thursday, April 22, enjoy a movie in the Community Room. Activities start after school at 3:30 p.m. Call the library for more information.

In concurrence with National Library Week, The Friends of the Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Sale. The book sale will be open from April 15-18 in the Community Room of the library.

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