Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Recorded Books on CD

Books on CD are a great distraction for those long holiday road trips. The following assortment is new to the library's books on CD collection. They can be found in the Audio/Visual area of the library.

One of the most admired newsmen in America, Bob Schieffer has won six Emmy Awards and been recognized by the National Press Foundation as the Broadcaster of the Year. Face the Nation, performed by Schieffer, includes his favorite stories from the first 50 years of news broadcasting. This set holds five compact discs for approximately six hours of listening.

New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson now has one of her famous Goldy Schulz catering mysteries on CD. Goldy is accused of murdering her ex-husband in Double Shot. This set includes nine compact discs for over 10 hours of mystery sleuthing.

London: A History, by award winning author and historian A.N. Wilson delivers a condensed portrayal of one of the world's most fascinating cities. Wilson uncovers the essence of London's people as revealed through the architecture, art, and literature of this capital city.

Bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, winner of the Saga Award for Wit, introduces a new series. The Sunday Philosophy Club on CD entertains listeners with distinctive characters and captivating suspense in seven compact discs.

Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J. Larson traces the development of the scientific theory of evolution from Charles Darwin's first eye-opening trip to the Galapagos Islands to the latest trends in sociobiology. The flawless narration of Evolution, by John McDonough, is captured on eight CDs for 10 hours of fascinating listening.

DearReader.com 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. Online Book Club patrons can now find the club through the new link of www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections are for the week of Dec. 20:

Audio Book: Ted Williams, by Leigh Montville.

Business: From Selling to Serving, by Lou Cassara.

Fiction: Sharpe's Escape, by Bernard Cornwell.

Good News: When Christmas Comes, by Debbie Macomber.

Horror: Afterlife, by Douglas Clegg.

Mystery: Death Match, by Lincoln Child.

Non-Fiction: 1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies.

Pre-Pub: What Do You Say to a Naked Elf?, by Cheryl Sterling.

Romance: On Thin Ice, by Cherry Adair.

Science Fiction: Choice of the Cat, by E.E. Knight.

Teen Book: Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, by Deb Caletti.

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

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