Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New York Times Bestselling Authors

Stuart Woods is back with another new sexy and action-packed thriller that is in the best tradition of his writing. In The Prince of Beverly Hills, Woods introduces a new character, Rick Barron, who displays the kind of suave confidence, take-charge manner, and clever wit under pressure that are the hallmarks of his novels.

With a prizewinning New York Times bestseller, Where the Heart Is, Billy Letts joins the ranks of best loved storytellers. She now returns to the heartland and a tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years in Shoot the Moon.

No one knows the secret hearts of men and women like Mary Balogh. With each new novel, this best selling author sweeps readers into bold new worlds of romance and seduction, scandal and surprise. With her latest novel, Balogh returns to the dazzling world of one extraordinary family, the Bedwyns, to deliver the story readers have been waiting for. Check out Slightly Dangerous for the culmination of the Bedwyn family saga.

New Adult Fiction

In a new wicked, laugh-out loud novel, five miserable souls struggle to make their mark on Hollywood, the city of the soulless. The Assistants, by Robin Lynn Williams, is a convincing and very entertaining Hollywood adventure.

Devoted fans of the endearing characters of author Van Reid's 19th-century Maine are in for another story of simpler times in 1897 Maine. Fiddler's Green is an old-fashioned tale with high and low comedy, unabashed romance, adventure, and eerie mystery about the fifth escapade of the Moosepath League.

Bestselling author James Rollins now takes his fans on the most gripping and terrifying adventure yet. An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum that leads to a nightmare buried beneath a treacherous desert wasteland in Sandstorm.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday through 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 Nov. 1.

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: Why People Buy Things They Don't Need, by Pamela N. Danziger.

Fiction: The Mammoth Cheese, by Sheri Holman.

Good News: Life Goes On, by Philip Gulley.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: Guardian of the Horizon, by Elizabeth Peters.

Non-Fiction: Nancy, by Michael Deaver.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: Wanted: One Perfect Man, by Judi McCoy.

Science Fiction: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Comedy Girl, by Ellen Schreiber.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. 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

The Outreach Route is a free service provided by the Vermillion Public Library for all city residents. Its purpose is to supply reading materials to those who are homebound and delivers approximately twice a month. Please call the library for more information at 677-7060.

If you ordered the VPL book Women and Wine: The Making of the Vermillion Public Library in a Man's World, 1903-2003, please pick up your copy at the library. There are still copies available for purchase. This publication would make a great Christmas gift for that special reader!

The South Dakota Library Network is getting a new catalog system. South Dakota public libraries and academic libraries are in the process of switching from PALS to a new program called ALEPH. Please be patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of the new system. Patron instruction for ALEPH will be conducted during our Family Night on Nov. 22.

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