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Check It Out by Anne Marshall Bestselling Authors

New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler teams up with his son, Dirk Cussler, for more breathtaking adventure writing. In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried one last, desperate measure by sending two submarines to the West Coast of the United States. Their cargo was a revolutionary new strain of biological virus, and their mission was to unleash hell. Only three people stand in the way of this plan that could reshape the United States and the world in the next "Dirk Pitt" novel, Black Wind.

Isabel Wright spends her days at the Belvedere Center for Sleep Research analyzing the dreams of others. Bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz brings her fans a suspense novel that forces the heroine to walk a thin line between dreams and reality in Falling Awake. Visit this author online at

Author Jonathan Kellerman's character, Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor, has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. In his latest novel, Twisted, Connor is once again at the center of the action of cunning twists and page-turning suspense.

At dusk in July of 1996, on a deserted Long Island beach, a man and a woman engage in adulterous sex in front of a video camera. Suddenly a terrible blast lights up the sky as TWA Flight 800 explodes in midair. Five years later two people think this now-closed case deserves a second look in Night Fall, by bestselling author Nelson DeMille. This novel has been acclaimed as his finest work so far. 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,, and clicking on the book club logo. Online Book Club patrons can now find the club through the new link of The name "Chapter-a-Day" is also being changed to "" The following selections are for the week of Dec. 27:

Audio Book: No selection for this week.

Business: Face It, by Art Horn.

Fiction: The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Dunant.

Good News: Swimming With Maya, by Eleanor Vincent.

Horror: No selection for this week.

Mystery: The Exile, by Allan Folsom.

Non-Fiction: The Amber Room, by Catherine Scott Clark and Adrian Levy.

Pre-Pub: No selection for this Week.

Romance: Courting the Countess, by Barbara Tierce.

Science Fiction: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: After, by Francine Prose.

Discover New Trails @ Your Library

The Vermillion Public Library will be closed for the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 26, and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, Dec. 27. The library will also be closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1, and will be open on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 1 pm. Materials may be returned in the book drop and A/V drop located on the south side of the library building.

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 Vermillion Book Club will hold the next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27. Check with the library for the January book selection.

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