Check It Out at the Vermillion Public Library by Anne Marshall VLP Showcased Book of the Week
In See No Evil, one of the CIA's top field officers of the past quarter century recounts his career running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East. In the process, Robert Baer exposes the chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides compelling evidence about how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists. On Sept. 11 the world witnessed the terrible result of intelligence failure with the attack on the World Trade Center. See No Evil is a memoir of a foot soldier's career in the new cold war, the war against terrorist networks.
Recorded Books on CD
Several new books on CD have been recently processed and are ready for circulation to our patrons. Check out best selling author Faye Kellerman's Stone Kiss. This thriller stars LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker. Murder hits close to home as one of Pete's relatives is found dead in a seedy Manhattan hotel room. It has been 10 years since he walked the streets of New York, and he returns only to find devastating family secrets.
The New York Times best seller, John Adams, by Pulitzer Prize-winning David McCullough is now on CD. This unabridged version is a fascinating biography about the president who falls between Washington and Jefferson. This book-on-CD is narrated by Nelson Runger.
The 24th book from the favorite mystery series by author Lillian Jackson Braun is also available in CD form. The Cat Who Went Up the Creek, performed by George Guidall, brings back disheveled journalist Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese (feline type) detectives, Koko and Yum Yum!
Puliter Prize-winning journalist Carl Hiaasen is back with another bizarre tale of his home state of Florida. Jack Tagger, once an investigative reporter, now reduced to writing obituaries is on the trail of murder that might lead him to a front page story in Basket Case.
These selections can be found in the Books-on-CD area just beyond the circulation desk. If they are unavailable, please ask a staff person to place your choice on hold.
"Chapter-A-Day" On-Line Book Club
For the week of Sept. 2 the Audio Book Club selections are Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, by Jean Sasson; The Big Gamble, by Michael McGarrity; The Pretender, by Barbara Miller; What's So Amazing About Grace, by Philip Yancey; Business Think, by Dave Marcum; Fresh Girl, by Jaira Pascide; and JackDaws, by Ken Follett. To receive more information or to register, visit the library's Web site at http://www.vpl.sdln.net, and click on the book club logo.
Happy Labor Day!
The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day, a legal holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Starting Sunday, Sept. 8 the library will resume Sunday hours. We will be available for patron use from 1 to 5 p.m. through the school year.