Check It Out

Check It Out
New Adult Historical Fiction

Sara Donati's best selling saga of the trials and triumphs of an early American family captivated countless readers. Now, in a new novel, she returns to this exciting era with the tale of a brave trio who will let nothing destroy their dreams.

Queen of Swords is a dazzling tale that starts in the summer of 1814 and leads readers through the islands of the Caribbean and the early city of New Orleans.


Of all the great figures of the Roman world, none was more fascinating or charismatic than Cicero. From the best selling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, Robert Harris, comes a new novel, Imperium. This is a cautionary tale of Cicero and his extraordinary struggle for power in Rome.

Nannerl Mozart's early days seem to be a fairy tale come true, as she travels far and wide, performing piano concerts with her younger brother, Wolfgang. But their father, Leopold, is driven by a desire to bring his son's genius to the attention of the world. Mozart's Sister, a new novel by Nancy Moser, delves behind the glamour that shows the hardship of travel throughout Europe, agonizing bouts of illness, and the constant concern over money in a young woman's life.

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 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 Nov. 27, 2006 are:

AUDIO BOOK: No selection for this week.

BUSINESS: The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work, Mette N. Orgaard.

FICTION: Family Baggage, by Monica Mcinerney.

GOOD NEWS: Miss Julia Stands Her Ground, by Ann B. Ross

HORROR: No selection for this week.

MYSTERY: The Faithful Spy, by Alex Berenson.

NON-FICTION: Vulnerable in Hearts, by Sandy Balfour.

PRE-PUB: No selection for this week.

ROMANCE: Chasing a Dream, by Beth Cornelison.

SCIENCE FICTION: No selection for this week.

TEEN: No selection listed for this week.

VPL NEWS

The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving, and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24 for patrons at 10 a.m. Library materials may be returned in the book and A/V drops located on the south side of the building.

The genealogy group will be meeting on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the library. This month's topic is genealogy charting. Please call the library for additional information.

The library is running out of space and our collections are ever increasing! To make room for book collections, we have had to move some of the General Adult Fiction into storage. They are still available for check out and if you are unable to find a particular title, please ask a staff member to assist you in your search.

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