Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall New Adult Fiction

Farro Fescu is the proud and observant concierge of Echo Terrace, a condominium in New York City. Passing through his lobby at all hours of the night and day is an exotic cross-section of the world's population. Between Two Rivers, by Nicholas Rinaldi, is a rich novel full of a plethora of interesting characters whose lives are woven together into a story to be remembered.

From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus makes the unlikely choice to winter in the Indiana town of Lima. For over three generations this circus transforms the small town into a magical backdrop for daily life. The connected tales of The Circus in Winter, by Cathy Day, displays the rise and fall of an American tradition.

Vittorio and Milo are two young grifters living by their wits in modern Turin, getting by on petty scams and swindles. These two young men have thought about the "Big C" for many years. Find out if they are successful with this big con in The Ballad of the Low Lifes: A Plan, Three Con-Men, & a Woman, by Enrico Remmert.

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. 4:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: The Radical Leap, Steve Farber.

Fiction: Gray Matter, by Gary Braver.

Good News: Life Support, by Robert Whitlow.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: The Hundredth Man, by Jack Kerley.

Non-Fiction: The Miss Stone Affair, by Teresa Carpenter.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this week.

Romance: The Marriage Test, by Betina Krahn.

Science Fiction: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: I Am David, by Anne Holm.

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

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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