Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest releases in books & DVDs, and we receive them on a regular basis at your Abilene Public Library.  Tuesdays are the biggest days of the week in the world of libraries, as these are the days that the bulk of new materials are released.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the featured titles coming to your library.

Vacation
Starring: Ed Helms
Summary: Rusty Griswold, the youngest child from 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation is all grown up with a family of his own and fond childhood memories of a certain family road trip to Walley World.  Like his father, Clark, Rusty wants to forge closer bonds with his own family so he buys a souped-up Albanian van and convinces them to set off on their own crazy cross-country jaunt to Walley World. 

Inside Out
Starring: Amy Poehler
Summary: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.  Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness.  The emotions life in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advice her through everyday life. 

The Gift
Starring: Jason Bateman
Summary: A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than twenty years. 

The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series #20 & Mickey Haller Series #6)
Author: Michael Connelly
Summary: Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help.  The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup.  Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case.  With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department.  But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target. 

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Author: Stephen King
Summary: Since his first collection of short stories, published 35 years ago, King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer.  In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book.  He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. 

The Golem of Paris
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Summary: It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well.  He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.  And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.  Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision.  Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris - the city of romance, but also of gritty streets behind the lights.  It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.  And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. 

Manners and Mutiny
Author: Gail Carriger
Summary: Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine's floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia's sweet sootie Soap nearby.  She would rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and ow she's not sure whom to trust.  What does the brusque werewolf dewan know?  On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama?  Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is underway, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster - in decidedly dramatic fashion, of course. 

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Summary: Life was better in the old days.  Or was it?  That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free.  But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world.  With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive?  Or is going "old school" just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Look out for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and reserve the ones of interest to you!

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