Tuesday, December 29, 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, since that's the day the bulk of new materials are released, so join us as we hit the highlights of the more popular titles coming to your library.

The Perfect Guy
Starring: Sanaa Lathan
Summary: After a painful breakup, successful lobbyist Lea Vaughn jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger.  She likes him, her friends like him, even her parents like him.  She's found the perfect guy.  But when her ex-boyfriend resurfaces in her life, she has to figure out who she should trust and who she should fear. 

Hitman: Agent 47
Starring: Rupert Friend
Summary: Centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.  He is the culmination of decades of research and has unprecedented speed, strength, stamina, and intelligence.  His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own.  Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe. 

A Walk in the Woods
Starring: Robert Redford
Summary: Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail: 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular, and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine.  The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, when the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek is his long-lost former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer. 

The Hunting Trip: A Novel of Love and War
Author: William E. Butterworth III
Summary: At the tender age of 16, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding school for committing a prank, and on the train home naturally wonders where his life will take him now.  It never enters his mind that he will become a world-class marksman and a special agent of the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key role in the defection of a Soviet officer, and then court danger as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer, become a renowned bestselling novelist, and meet the love of his life on a hunting trip to Scotland.  Yet all of this, and a great deal more, awaits him, in a raucous series of adventures across Europe and the United States that will have readers laughing, cheering, and turning the pages to see what happens next. 

After She's Gone
Author: Lisa Jackson
Summary: As teens, Cassie and her younger sister, Allie, survived a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, a former Hollywood actress.  Still, Cassie moved to L.A. from rural Oregon, urging Allie to follow.  Yet while Cassie struggled with her acting career, Allie, is missing.  With Cassie beginning to look like a suspect, she's convinced that only she can find Allie, and as the bodies start piling up, she realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe...not even herself.

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

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