An exciting young-adult novel, The Lost Hero, is Book Talk’s selection for its April 13 meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center and Library, 1515 W. Main in Durant.
Leading the discussion will be Dr. Elbert R. Hill, emeritus Professor of English, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
The fantasy novel, by bestselling author Rick Riordan, follows three teenager demigods as they race against the clock to rescue Hera, queen of the gods, before a giant king destroys Zeus and unseats the gods of Olympus. Along the way, they encounter storm spirits, satyrs, and a 60-foot mechanical dragon.
Filled with humorous touches and spine-tingling danger, the book is the first in Riordan’s “Heroes of Olympus” series, which is a continuation of his “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series.
Dr. Hill was, until his 2006 retirement from SOSU, a specialist in children’s and young adult literature and had taught for nearly 40 years. A native of Tennessee, he received the B.A. degree from Carson-Newman College, the M.A. from Memphis State University and the Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska.
Book Talk discussions are open to the public, and copies of monthly selections are available for purchase at the library service desk. The group meets the second Thursday of each month, except for December and summer months.
The current season of discussions will end with the May 11 meeting. Unlike most Book Talk meetings, which feature discussion of one specific book, it will be a “sharing” evening, with participants telling about books they have read and recommend to others.
Submitted by Book Talk.