Tuesday, November 10, 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 for releases, so join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles coming to your library.

Terminator Genisys
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Summary: When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. 

Starring: Amy Schumer
Summary: Since she was little, it's been drilled into Amy's head, by her dad, that monogamy isn't realistic.  Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo; enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring, romantic commitment, but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut.  When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the news article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners; Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups might be on to something. 

Mr. Holmes
Starring: Ian McKellen
Summary: In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare.  Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger.  Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. 

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel
Author: Mitch Albom
Summary: In Albom's most sweeping novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town.  At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat.  His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings.  His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way.  Frankie becomes a pop star himself and at the height of his popularity, he vanishes.  His legend grows and decades later he reappears - just before his spectacular death - to change one last life. 

The Promise (Elvis Cole & Joe Pike Series #16)
Author: Robert Crais
Summary: Loyalty, commitment, the fight against injustice - these are the things that have always driven Elvis and Joe.  If they make a promise, they keep it.  Even if it could get them killed.  When Elvis is hired to locate a woman who may have disappeared with a stranger she met online, it seems like an ordinary case - until Elvis learns the missing woman worked for a defense contractor and was being blackmailed to supply explosives components for a person or persons unknown. 

Crimson Shore (Special Agent Pendergast Series #15)
Author: Douglas Preston
Summary: A secret chamber.  A mysterious shipwreck.  A murder in the desolate salt marshes.  A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and-sinister than Special Agent Pendergast ever could have anticipated.  Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Green, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection.  But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing...a bricked-up nook that once held a crumbling skeleton.

Look out for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists if they sound of interest to you!

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