Check It Out

Check It Out New Adult
Historical Fiction By Anne Marshall
Vermillion Public Library City of God is the latest installment in author Beverly Swerling's gripping saga of old New York in the mid-1800's. This novel takes readers to Manhattan's clamorous streets as the nation struggles to find a compromise between the states, but the drums of war can still be heard. Award winning author, Elizabeth Robards creates a vivid portrait of the dawn of Impressionism in her book, With Violets. It is the 1860's and Paris is living a magnificent time of expressionism, where young artists rebel against the stodginess of the past to freely explore new styles of creating. It is March 1700 and near a Japanese Shinto shrine up in the hills, a windstorm knocks down a tree to uncover a human skeleton, long buried and forgotten. Nearby troops kidnap the wife of a powerful samurai detective. These events are tied together when author Laura Joh Rowland captures a dangerous but intriguing time of Japan's history in her latest novel, The Fire Kimono. 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 also find the club at www.supportlibrary.com/su/su.cfm?x=470596. The following selections for the week of January 12, 2008 are: Audio book: I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson. Business: Make the Impossible Possible, by Bill Strickland. Fiction: Man in the Dark, by Paul Auster. Good news: Death, Deceit, & Some Smooth Jazz, by Claudia Mair Burney. Mystery: The Apocalypse Directive, by Douglas MacKinnon. Non-fiction: Greasy Rider, Greg Melville. Pre-pub: Please check online for this selection. Romance: Between the Sheets, by Robin Wells. Science Fiction: Sidney's Comet, by Brian Herbert. Teen: Climbing the Stairs, by Padma Venkatraman. Thriller: The 731 Legacy, by Lynn Sholes & Joe Moore.

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