Tired of her boring marriage to a man who pays no attention to her, Janet Peterson leaves Minneapolis to return to the small North Dakota hometown. Instead of the dull rural town, Buffalo Butte turns out to be deadly. Anyone could have murdered the unpopular banker in Death in Dakota, by Dorothy Derr.
When a character catches the hearts and imaginations of readers, one book is just not enough. Best selling author Dean Koontz brings back a most unlikely hero, Odd Thomas, in his latest horror novel Forever Odd. Fans must read the next tale that is equal parts suspense, terror, adventure, and mystery.
Authors who are partnered in best selling novels pair up again to create another hit. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have woven together six lives inexorably destined to intersect at the most pivotal moment in the history of mankind in The Regime: Evil Advances.
An island off the Cornish coast of England has a bloodstained history of piracy and cruelty. But in a place that is now in high security, the peace of the island is shattered with the apparent murder of a distinguished visitor. Best selling author P.D. James spins another tale of crime and passion in his new novel, The Lighthouse, an Adam Dalgliesh mystery.
DearReader.com Book Club
The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. Some genres only offer selections every other week. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net and clicking on the book club icon. Online patrons can find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/ su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of Dec. 19 are:
AUDIO BOOK: 109 East Palace, by Jennet Conant.
BUSINESS: Competition Demystified, by Bruce Greenwald & Judd Kahn.
FICTION: The Amateur Marriage, by Ann Tyler.
GOOD NEWS: Deep Blue, by Tom Morrisey.
HORROR: The Tower, by Simon Clark.
MYSTERY: Trophy Hunt, by C.J. Box.
NON-FICTION: Founding Mothers, by Cokie Roberts.
PRE-PUB: Falling Through the Earth, by Danielle Trussoni.
ROMANCE: Forgive the Wind, by Cindy Holby.
SCIENCE FICTION: The Philosopher at the End of the Universe, by Mark Rowlands.
TEEN: Blood Red Horse, by K. M. Grant.
Discover Your Library – 2005
Check out two new displays now on view at te Vermillion Public Library. One is a memorial dedicated to Hazel C. Merrigan, who participated as the first Green Thumb to serve at the library from 1977-1981. This display shows many ceramic library buildings collected over the years. The second is a fascinating exhibit including historical information of model trains collected by Carl Gutzman. These collections are located just beyond the circulation desk in the library.
There will be special December activities during the holiday break for kids of all ages. On Tuesday, Dec. 27 come play a variety of board games and on Thursday, Dec. 29 enjoy a movie. Both activities are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Parents must remain in the library for any child under 6 years of age.
The Vermillion Public Library Book Club will not meet in December. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The new book for discussion will be announced in January.
The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas. This is a legal holiday. We will reopen during the regular patron hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Materials may be returned in the book drop or the A/V drop located on the south side of the library building.