Christian Gillette is chairman of Everest Capital, a private equity firm. He was the first Black American President, Jesse Wood's, running mate until being dropped at the eleventh hour. When the Cuban president is found dead and the death is covered-up, the president wants Gillette to meet with the conspirators to size up the possibilities of a successful capitalist revolution. Author Stephen Frey's fans will say The Successor is his best political fiction work yet.
In a dazzling celebration of the power of friendship and love, acclaimed author, Fern Michaels brings together her trademark of wit and warmth writing that features a group of diverse women. The Marriage Game shows off Michaels' talent for crafting quirky characters and gratifying narratives.
She was a vision, a siren, a nightmare, and now dead. The Palm Beach elite go to great lengths to protect their own. Author Tami Hoag's character, Elena Estes, returns to Palm Beach not only to discover the body, but to discover why her friend is dead in The Alibiman.
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 May 14, 2007 are:
Business: Hostage at the Table, by George Kohlrieser & Joe W. Forehand
Fiction: Truth and Consequences, by Alison Lurie
Good News: Waiting for Summer's Return, by Kim Voel Sawyer
Mystery: Malpractice in Maggody, by Joan Hess
Non-fiction: Perfect–Once Removed, by Phillip Hoose
Romance: Nerds Like It Hot, by Vicki Lewis Thompson.
Teen: What Erika Wants, by Bruce Clements.
Upcoming Calendar and Events
Word Games is again scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Play your favorite word games and bring in new ones to the Community Room of the library. Extra dictionaries are welcome. This program is for adults and young adults ages 12-18 years old.
The Vermillion Public Library will be kicking off its summer reading program in June. For young readers there will be activities four times a week, with special programs on Monday afternoons. This is in addition to the usual story time sessions for toddlers and preschoolers. If you have not signed up for the summer reading program, please stop by the library and ask at the circulation desk for information.
The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day. This is a legal holiday. Materials may be returned to the Book and A/V Drops on the south side of the building. The library will reopen at 10:00 a.m mon Tuesday, May 29. The library will then be closed on Sundays through the summer.