Check it Out

Check it Out by Anne Marshall New York Times Bestselling Authors

California in the 1960s, and the winds of change are raging as orange groves are uprooted for tract houses, people are flooding into Orange County, and there are strange new ideas about war, music, sex, drugs and politics. Three brothers are thrown together to solve a murder case that draws them deeper into the past and closer to danger in California Girl, by T. Jefferson Parker.

This bestselling author has 11 previous novels, including Silent Joe and Cold Pursuit.

Judith Gould returns to her world of suspense, steamy sex and exotic characters in The Parisian Affair. Her latest novel is about an innocent woman trapped in a game of international intrigue, high-stakes glamour, and dangerous romance. Some of Gould's other works include Never Too Rich, Rhapsody, The Greek Villa, and Texas Born.

Bestselling author of historical novels, Anne Perry, is back. Shoulder the Sky is another work in her World War I series which juxtaposes the tranquil life of the English countryside with the horrors of war. The first book in this series is No Graves As Yet. She is best known for her Victorian mysteries.

New Adult Fiction

What happens when your Prince Charming turns out not to be so charming? In To Have and To Hold, bestselling author Jane Green offers a sizzling, highly entertaining look at romantic relationships after the "I do."

Growing up in a small Australian town, Gerard Freeman loves to hear his mother talk about her idyllic childhood in an English country manor. The Ghost Writer, by John Harwood is a tantalizing tale of family secrets hidden in Gerard's great-grandmother's writings of England.

Author Alice Mattison brings back a character, Daisy Andalusia, from her acclaimed collection of stories. Her latest novel, The Wedding of the Two-Headed Woman, is an intelligent novel of love, marriage, and friendship set in a New England city that's sometimes charming, sometimes dangerous.

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 Oct. 25.

Audio Book: Bare Bones, by Kathy Reichs.

Business: The Triumph of Contrarian Investing, by Ned Davis.

Fiction: Night of the Radishes, by Sandra Benitez.

Good News: Teach Your Team to Fish, by Laurie Beth Jones.

Horror: Missing Monday, by Matthew Costello.

Mystery: The Kalahari Typing School for Men, by Alexander McCall Smith.

Non-Fiction: Rough Edges, by James E. Rogan.

Pre-Pub: Snowed In, by Christine Barolomeo.

Romance: A Thoroughly Modern Princess, by Wendy Corsi Staub.

Science Fiction: Wyrmhole, by Jay Caselberg.

Teen Book: Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech.

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

"Teen Read Week � It's ALIVE @ Your Library" will be celebrated from Oct. 17-23. The library encourages teens to celebrate Teen Read Week by reading books about forensics, mysteries, horror, science fiction, and other creepy stories.

Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Vermillion Public Library. Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, and fun on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the community room of the library. This program is open to school age children.

The public is invited to meet author Marjorie Weinberg on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the community room of the library. The October Book Club is hosting Weinberg who is the author of The Real Rosebud, the featured book club selection. This program is a part of the Visiting Author Series in conjunction with the Institute of American Indian Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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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