Check It Out By Anne Marshall
Vermillion Public Library Michael Lee West, the bestselling author of Crazy Ladies, returns with a funny and poignant tale that explores the complex bonds between a daughter and her father. Mermaids in the Basement is ripe with Southern charm from the Gulf Coast and sultry atmosphere when Renata CeChavannes returns home. The bestselling author of seven previous novels including The Position and The Wife, Meg Wolitzer, turns her delicious wit to the domestic culture of today. The Ten Year Nap delves into the lives of four smart and educated career women who temporarily leave the work force for motherhood, and somehow donâ�?�?t find their way back. Anna is a â�?�?thirysomethingâ�? Midwesterner living alone in New York who is a schoolteacher by day and a medium by night. Bestselling author Julia Cameron brings readers an enchanting and irresistible love story of a ghost who plays matchmaker in Mozartâ�?�?s Ghost. 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 libraryâ�?�?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 5, 2008 are: Audio book: Freedomnomics, by John R. Lott, Jr., PhD. Business: Make the Right Choice, by Joel Zeff. Fiction: Consumption, by Kevin Patterson. Good news: When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg. Horror: Necroscope: The Touch, by Brian Lumley. Mystery: Obedience, by Will Lavender. Non-fiction: When the Astors Owned New York, by Justin Kaplan. Pre-pub: Backmanâ�?�?s Coffin, by Mark de Castrique. Romance: Take Me Tonight, by Roxanne St. Clair. Science fiction: Deathâ�?�?s Head, by David Gunn. Teen: The Red Thread, by Roderick Townley. Library Announcements The next Word Games is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the library. This program is for adults and young adults ages 12 to 18 years old. Patrons are invited to play their favorite games or learn new ones. Extra games or game boards are welcome. University students who have a work study grant for the summer, but have not been placed are welcome to apply for work study at the Vermillion Public Library. These positions include assisting with patrons, charging materials in and out of the library, shelf reading, returning materials to the shelves, and assisting staff members. The positions start at $6 per hour and will increase to $6.55 per hour after July 24th. The library offers flexible hours. For information, please contact Director Jane Larson at 677-7060. Donâ�?�?t forget your complimentary copy of Book Page: Americaâ�?�?s Book Review. The May edition is available on the front counter of the circulation desk. The Book Page includes current information on new books, reviews of books, and articles and interviews about authors.