Author Ken Wells has introduced excellent fiction writing with his Louisiana Catahoula Bayou novels. Wells is back in a sharp, rollicking tale of corporate corruption and political shenanigans with a fight over one man's tract of sacred marsh. Crawfish Mountain is the deeper story of our place in the environment and our obligations to it.
On a late August day in the foothills of the Cascades, five bicyclists climb into the hot, dry air, leaving the stress of a workweek behind them. Another group, driving cars, has also entered the park for pleasure and vengeance. Author Earl Emerson's gripping new novel, Primal Threat, tells how a grudge can turn an idyllic setting into a terrifying landscape of men and nature at their most dangerous.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Geraldine Brooks, comes an intricate, ambitious novel of richly imagined history and intimate emotional intensity. People of the Book sweeps readers on an intellectual adventure from Spain to the ruins of Sarajevo and from the Silver Age of Venice to the sunburned rock faces of northern Australia.
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 Feb. 25, 2008 are:
Audio Book: Returning to Earth, by Jim Harrison.
Business: Perfect Pitch, by Jon Steel.
Fiction: Family Tree, by Barbara Delinsky.
Good News: Between Sundays, by Karen Kingsbury.
Horror: They Hunger, by Scott Nicholson.
Mystery: Extraordinary People, by Peter May.
Non-fiction: The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa, by Josh Swiller.
Pre-pub: Close Call, by John McEnvoy.
Romance: Irresistible You, by Francis Ray.
Science Fiction: From the Sea to the Stars, by Andre Norton.
Teen: Standing Against the Wind, by Traci L. Jones.
An author visit and book signing is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. Yankton native, Bernie Hunhoff, will introduce his new book, South Dakota Curiosities. Copies will be available for purchase.
February is Library Month. Celebrate with the Vermillion Public Library and show your appreciation of the valuable service a library provides. For more information visit www.library support.net/librarylovers/.
The Vermillion Public Library is looking for displays to be shown in the case located behind the circulation desk. Please call the library at 677-7060 if you have items to be displayed for the months of March or April.