Brad Thor, New York Times best-selling author of Takedown, is back. This new thriller involves a master assassin, a vendetta that took years in the making, and a counter terrorist operative who will risk everything to keep the people he loves alive. Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath finds his world has changed violently and forever when a sadistic assassin starts wreaking havoc of biblical proportions in The First Commandment.
New author Patricia Wood is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii, focusing on education, disability, and diversity. Her first novel, Lottery, is inspired by her work, as well as a number of events in her life. Lottery is the extraordinary story of Perry, whose IQ is only 76. His Gram taught him to write things down so he won't forget them, to play the lottery every week, and most important, she taught him whom to trust. After Perry's beloved Gram dies, his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him $12 million. Perry finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.
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 Sept. 17, 2007, are:
Audio Book: No selection for this week.
Business: Please check on-line for selection.
Fiction: Summer of Roses, by Luanne Rice.
Good News: The Difference Maker, by John C. Maxwell.
Horror: No selection for this week.
Mystery: Spurred Ambition, by Twist Phelan.
Non-fiction: Bread and Roses, by Bruce Watson.
Pre-pub: No selection for this week.
Romance: Just Like Heaven, by Barbara Bretton.
Science Fiction: No selection for this week.
Teen: The Dream of the Stone, by Christina Askonis.
Upcoming Events and Activities
This month's Word Games is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Library. You are invited to play your favorite word games, such as Balderdash, Boggle, Scattergories, Scrabble, and Word Yahztee. This activity is for adults and young adults ages 12-18 years of age.
One Book South Dakota 2007 presents The Whistling Season, by Ivan Doig. A book discussion led by Jamie Sullivan from Mount Marty College in Yankton will be presented on Sunday Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. Patrons are asked to register and may borrow a copy of the book from the library. This event is sponsored by the library, the South Dakota Center for the Book, and the South Dakota Humanities Council.
The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library are hosting another used book sale from Sept. 27-30. The opening sale day on Thursday, Sept. 27, is reserved for Friends of the Library members only.