Respected professor and author Jack Owens brought his son to a college town in Indiana to escape the past and a betrayal too painful to endure. All seemed quiet until 10 years later on an ordinary day at the end of a semester, everything changed in an instant. Light of Day, by Jamie M. Saul, is a moving and extraordinary debut novel about love, loss, and the unforeseeable darkness that lurks around the corners of everyday life.
Welcome to the resort town of Weneshkeen, along Michigan's Gold Coast, a short distance from Lake Michigan. This once quaint village has become a complex melting pot of summer folk and townies. The Lake, the River & the Other Lake is a moving testament to the homegrown Midwestern view that most people, when pressed, will do the right thing. Author Steve Amick has shown a gift for social comedy in this novel.
New York Times best selling author Jayne Ann Krentz presents an exciting new novel of old ties and new entanglements, small-town secrets and scandal brought to light. When her parent's deaths were ruled a murder-suicide, Pamela Webb fled the northern California hometown to erase that nightmare. In Krentz's latest novel, All Night Long, Pamela returns to her hometown and to a high school friend left behind long ago.
Post-Civil War New York City was the battleground of the American dream during an era of vast fortunes and crushing poverty. Author Marge Piercy re-creates a turbulent period in American history witnessed through the lives of its notorious figures. Sex Wars: A Novel of the Turbulent Post-Civil War Period explores the changing attitude toward women, minorities, religion, and sexuality in 19th-century America.
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/s u/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections are for the week of Feb. 6:
BUSINESS: Game Theory at Work, by James Miller.
FICTION: Crofton's Fire, by Keith Coplin.
GOOD NEWS: World's Collide, by Alison Strobel.
MYSTERY: When the Sandpiper Calls, by Peggy Darty.
NON-FICTION: Swimming to Antarctica, by Lynne Cox.
ROMANCE: Wedding Survivor, by Julia London.
TEEN: Full Service, by Will Weaver.
Discover Your Library
The winter/spring story time will begin on February 6. Preschool story time in open to children ages 3 to 5 years and toddler story time is open for children from 1 to 3 years. Registration is required and space is limited. Stop by or call the library for more information at 677-7060.