Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New York Times Best-selling Authors

Paul Schumann, a German American living in New York City in 1936, is a mobster hitman known for his brilliant tactics. But when he gets caught, it's either prison or a covert government assignment. He is asked to pose as a journalist at the summer Olympics taking place in Nazi Germany, hunt down, and kill Reinhard Ernst. In the most ingenious and provocative thriller yet, New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Deaver gives his fans Garden of Beasts: A Novel of Berlin 1936.

For more than 30 years the brutal murder of a local Papago girl has remained unsolved. Follow New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance into the majestic and merciless Southwestern desert to experience the chill of true terror in Day of the Dead.

Karen Robards, author of the New York Times best-seller Beachcomber, is back with a dazzling new thriller about an advertising agency owner Maddie Fitzgerald as she takes a business trip down to New Orleans. Bait is a captivating blend of suspense and sex appeal from one of the most popular voices in women's fiction.

Over the past few years, New York Times best-selling author Clive Cussler's NUMA Files novels written with Paul Kemprecos have become fan favorites. An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet down in the North Atlantic in an area known as "Lost City". But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Lost City is rich with all the spine-tingling adventure of their previous works.

Chaz Perrone might be the only scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream flows. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing. But he's found a way, doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades. Join best-selling author Carl Hiaasen in another hilarious ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment and human heart in his latest novel, Skinny Dip.

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. The following selections are for the week of Aug. 9:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: The Accidental Manager, by Gary S. Topchik.

Fiction: My Old True Love, by Sheila Kay Adams.

Good News: Coming Home, by David Lewis.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: Tropic of Night, by Michael Gruber.

Non-Fiction: Waiting for Snow in Havana, by Carlos Eire.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Fade to Red, by Linda Castillo.

Science Fiction: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Acceleration, by Graham McNamee.

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.

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

The Vermillion Book Club meets every 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. They will hold the next discussion on Aug. 26 for The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel, by Louise Murphy.

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 be 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 next Family Night scheduled for September.

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