Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction

In 1945, while liberating a concentration camp, an American medical unit uncovers something beneath a body-laden trench. Sixty years later, the survivors of that unit are systematically murdered because of what they saw. Check out The Last Prophecy, by bestselling author Jon Land.

There are 15 targets, commandos, spies, and terrorists. They must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads is almost $20 million each. Among the names of the list is Shane Schofield, an enigmatic Marine with the call sign, SCARECROW. Follow him around the world in a headlong race, pursued by a collection of international headhunters, in Scarecrow, by thriller writer Matthew Reilly.

Crime author Barbara Seranella is back with her most engaging and complex character, Munch Mancini. In Unwilling Accomplice, Munch and her little daughter, Asia, are doing just fine in Brentwood. She has a job, a house, and has been off drugs for years. But it's tough when people from her old life start to resurface.

Every disaster has a story. 1906, by James Dalessandro is set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. Pick up this page turning tale of political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue, and murder based on uncovered facts that will change your understanding of what really happened.

From the best selling author of The Ladies Auxiliary Tova Mirvis comes a hilarious new novel about two Orthodox Jewish families brought together by the marriage of their children. The Outside World is a marvelous evocation of family and community, and the struggle to be religious in a modern world.

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 May 24 will be:

Audio Book: Milk Glass, by Adriana Trigiani.

Business: Consultative Selling, by Mack Hanan.

Fiction: The Curve of the World, by Marcus Stevens.

Good News: Return, by Karen Kingsbury.

Horror: American Gothic, by Michael Romkey.

Mystery: Get Out or Die, by Jane Finnis.

Non-Fiction: Expecting to Fly, by Martha Tod Dudman.

Pre-Pub: Beach of Trust, by D.W. Buffa.

Romance: The Lady, The Chef, and the Courtesan, by Marisol Konczal.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Wandering Warrior, by Da Chen.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from Vermillion Public Library patrons. Starting in July the upcoming book lists can be located at www.dearreader.com/books. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club or the new format, please send them your feedback at http://www.DearReader.com.

VPL Announcements

Sample ballots for the June 1 election are also available on the table in the lobby of the library.

The library's Book Club will be meeting Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. to discuss featured regional author Ann Daum from Okaton, and her book The Prairie in Her Eyes. She will be in attendance and available for book signings.

The book club meets the last Thursday of every month at the library and is open to everyone free of charge. For more information, please stop by the library or call at 677-7060.

The Summer Reading Program starts the week of June 7, with the theme of Discover New Trails @ Your Library.

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day, a legal holiday. Materials may be returned to the book and A/V drops on the south side of the building. The library will continue to be closed on Sundays during the summer months, reopening its Sunday hours after Labor Day.

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