Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest releases in books & DVDs at your Abilene Public Library, so join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released this week, which are headed to your library.

Starring: Elijah Wood
Summary: A horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills.  When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. 

Mississippi Grind
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Summary: Down on his luck gambler Garry and his hot streak buddy Curtis hit the road for New Orleans, hunting the big payday.  On riverboats and racetracks they chase women and thrills before risking it all in the wager of their lives. 

Tom Clancy's Commander in Chief: A Jack Ryan Novel
Author: Mark Greaney
Summary: When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice.  The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt.  Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad - a plan that has been thwarted by the U.S. in the past.  Only one man can help foil the plan, and that man is Jack Ryan. 

House of the Rising Sun (A Holland Family Novel)
Author: James Lee Burke
Summary: From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun is an epic tale of love, loss, betrayal, vengeance, and retribution that follows Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland on his journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael, a captain in the United States Army. 

Precious Gifts
Author: Danielle Steel
Summary: Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman - the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer - as his second wife.  In two marriages, he fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters.  But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately shrugged off the demands of marriage and parenting to pursue life as an international bon vivant.  This is the story of a man's last wish to make a difference - and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last, this book is bursting with indelible characters and emotional complexity as it takes readers from New York to Los Angeles to the art capitals of Europe and the South of France.

Look out for these great titles at your Abilene Public Library, and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

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