Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Adult Fiction Collection

In his career, Lt. Sam Starrett can do no wrong. In his private life, Sam is the king of one-night-stands, and now he's waiting for a divorce and determined to stay in his young daughter's life. But when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife's home in Sarasota, FL, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a brutally murdered woman lies on the floor. Pick up Suzanne Brockmann's new novel, Gone Too Far, to see how far Sam has to go to put his life back together.

Puller Monk is a gambler. High stakes gets his adrenaline flowing. But his dark side is about to catch up with him at a time when his life and the future of the nation hangs in the balance. Quantico Rules, by Gene Riehl is a suspense packed tale told by an ex-FBI agent who isn't afraid to show the reader the ugly side on the inside.

Best-selling author Nora Roberts and author J.D. Robb share a house in Maryland, a husband, and a Web site. They also share several novels of futuristic suspense featuring Lt. Eve Dallas. Check out part two of a thrill ride that blends present day romance and futuristic deceit in Remember When.

Welcome to the Rosehaven Convalescence Center in beautiful Listre, NC. Join Mrs. Lil Olive, who is recuperating from a recent bad fall, as she and several of the other "girls" steal a car and hit the highway. Lunch at the Piccadilly is author Clyde Edgerton's eighth deliciously funny novel.

From one of the greatest novelists of the American West comes a surprising and riveting story set in Montana and New York during the Harlem Renaissance, drawing together an unlikely set of thwarted performers in one last inspired grasp at life's set of gold ring. Become involved in the saga of three people and their interlocked destinies with Prairie Nocturne , by Ivan Doig.

Lara Blackwood, a genetic engineering entrepreneur and presidential advisor, receives a call from an old college friend who asks her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo. Bestselling author, Lewis Perdue brings the reader a nightmarish terrorist scheme that has turned Lara's own life's work into a killing weapon, and threatens the entire human race with extinction in Slatewiper.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site, http://vpl.sdln.net, and clicking on the book club logo. Selections for the week of Sept. 29 will be:

Audio Book: The Last Nazi, by Stan Pottinger.

Business: The Manager's Question and Answer Book, by James J. Mapes.

Fiction: The Bug, by Ellen Ullman.

Good News: Urgent Care, by Hannah Alexander.

Horror: Toybox, by Al Sarrantonio.

Mystery: Reversible Errors, by Scott Turow.

Non-Fiction: The Next Better Place, by Michael C. Keith.

Pre-Pub: Daughter's Keeper, by Ayelet Waldman.

Romance: Family Trust, by Amanda Brown.

Science Fiction-Fantasy: No selection for this week.

Teen Book: Paper Trail, by Barbara Snow Gilbert.

Celebrate Life, Literacy & Learning

The Book Club selection for September will be Christopher Phillips' Socrates Caf�: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy. The Book Club will be meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Upcoming book club titles include: The DaVinci Code, Running with Scissors, and Crescent. For more information, please stop by the library or call 677-7060.

This year marks the library's 100th birthday. A special celebration is planned for Sunday, Oct. 26 in honor of the official opening as a public library in 1903. Historian Steve Ward has been commissioned to put together a written history of the library. Orders will be taken for this publication. Please call the library for more information at 677-7060.

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