Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction

Author Susan Wiggs portrays the struggles and triumphs of an American family facing life's greatest challenges as they come to understand the timeless lessons of the heart. The Ocean Between Us is a powerful novel of love, duty, and second chances.

Mark Dunn, the author of Ella Minnow Pea and Welcome to Higby, mischievously celebrates his love of the quirky and odd. You'll enjoy Ibid: A Life, a novel constructed entirely in the margins of an extraordinary, though fictitious life.

An international sensation, author Carlos Ruiz Zafon creates a novel about a boy's magical journey through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona in search of a mysterious author. Try The Shadow of the Wind, a historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the power of books.

In high-stakes courtroom battles, San Antonio District Attorney Chris Sinclair has prosecuted cases that have changed lives, brought justice to victims, and sent criminals to prison. But when he gets it wrong, he does what's necessary to set things right. Pick up author Jay Brandon's latest courtroom drama, Grudge Match.

Popular author Stephen Coonts is back with a story as chilling as it is unforgettable. A CIA operative uncovers a dark conspiracy that leads to the highest levels of the American government in Liars & Thieves. Best selling author, Jodi Picoult, is a master at targeting hot issues and writing highly readable page-turners about these issues.

In My Sister's Keeper, a younger sister, Anna, was conceived as a bone marrow match for her older sibling, who is fighting leukemia. But is it right to save a child's life if it infringes upon the rights of another?

Every woman wants to be Elizabeth Bennet Darcy and they will fall in love with Mr. Darcy. If you want to go beyond Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, take home a sexy, epic, hilarious, poignant, and romantic sequel, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, by Linda Berdoll.

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 June 28:

Audio Book: No selection this week.

Business: Heads Up, by Kenneth G. McGee.

Fiction: One Foot In Eden, by Ron Rash.

Good News: Deadly Aim, by Patricia H. Rushford.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: Live Bait, by P.J. Tracy.

Non-Fiction: Gorgon, by Peter D. Ward.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Married to the Viscount by Sabrina Jeffries.

Science Fiction: The Silent War, by Ben Bova.

Teen Book: Heaven Eyes, by David Almond.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the 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.

Discover New Trails @ Your Library

Join the Summer Reading Program activities for the week of June 28-July 2 with another Theater Program starting at 1:30 p.m. in the community room of the library. The Discover New Trails table is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then again from 6 to 8 p.m. every week day (except Fridays) for reading check-in and prizes. Pick up a monthly calendar for more information on the weekly activities.

The Vermillion Public Library is also assisting in the "No Child Left Behind Summer Reading Achievers." For more information please stop by the library or call 677-7060.

The Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at the public library and is open to everyone free of charge with copies of the books available at the library. Upcoming discussion titles include visiting author Jerry Wilson with American Artery: A Pan American Journey for the month of July and The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel, by Louise Murphy in August.

The South Dakota Library Network is getting a new catalog system. We are in the process of shifting from PALS to a new program called Aleph. Please by patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of the new system. We will be teaching our patrons this new program at our Family Night scheduled for September.

The library will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day, a legal holiday. Materials may be returned in the book and A/V drop boxes on the south side of the library building. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

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