Check It Out

Check It Out By Anne Marshall Showcased Book of the Week

"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." � Cary Grant.

He is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on Jan. 18, 1904 in the seaport of Bristol, England.

Combining the captivating beauty of silent-screen legend Rudolph Valentino with the masculine irresistibility of Clark Gable, Grant emerged as Hollywood's quintessential leading man.

Cary Grant: a Biography, by author Marc Eliot explores Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and life-long insecurities as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than 35 years.

Eliot has rigorously researched and elegantly written this biography which is accompanied by memorable black and white photographs.

New Adult Mysteries

Years after her grandfather's suicide, Christina Larson hires investigators to identify the anonymous callers whose accusations drove him to his death. Death Duties, by Janet LaPierre, is another Port Silva mystery which gives the reader a well-plotted tale of human tragedy balanced by intelligent and insightful investigators.

After the tragic death of her husband in a boating accident eight months ago, 34-year-old Alice Glendenning had struggled to maintain a normal life for her two children. Then she receives a phone call from a woman claiming to have Ashley and Jamie.

Alice in Jeopardy, by best selling author, Ed McBain is the powerful story of a young mother racing to rescue her kidnapped children.

Stoney Calhoun, a man without a past since a tragic event obliterated his memory, is an unlikely hero. He has started to reinvent himself until someone close to him is murdered and Stoney suspects he was the intended victim. Author William G. Tapply has created a likeable protagonist in Bitch Creek.

All new books to the library collection are located on the new book shelves just beond the circulation desk. Book Club

The Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday through Friday), with a new book starting on Monday and some of the genre offer selections every other week.

Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club through

The following selections for the week of Jan. 31 are:

AUDIO BOOK: In the Moon of Red Ponies, by James Lee Burke.

BUSINESS: Winning Every Time, by Lisa Wiehl.

FICTION: The Shop on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber.

GOOD NEWS: Nadia, by Susan K. Downs and Susan May Warren.

HORROR: The Hidden, by Sarah Pinborough.

MYSTERY: The Prince of Beverly Hills, by Stuart Woods.

NON-FICTION: Courting Justice, by David Boies.

PRE-PUB: Ultra Marathon Man, by Dean Karnazes.

ROMANCE: Don't Look Now, by Linda Lael Miller.

SCIENCE FICTION: Witch Honour, by Narelle M. Harris.

TEEN: The Red Rose Box, by Brenda Woods.

Discover Your Library � 2005

To help you stay warm on these cold days, hot coffee is being served daily at the library for its patrons. The coffee stand is set up in the foyer of the library building.

The staff at the Vermillion Public Library would like your input and suggestions. Please fill out a green survey sheet, located on the circulation desk, and deposit it in the form box. The Vermillion Book Club will hold the next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. January's book selection is The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. This novel, set in the American South during the 1960s, is a powerful coming-of-age story proving the ability of love to transform our lives, and the often unacknowledged longing for the universal feminine divine.

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