Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles coming to your library.

The Intern
Starring: Anne Hathaway
Summary: Ben Whitaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be.  Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. 

Place Hold
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
Summary: In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent. 

Straight Outta Compton
Starring: F. Gary Gray
Summary: Entrenched in the racial tumult of L.A. in the mid-1980s, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hip and popular culture.  NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood.  F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of "The World's Most Dangerous Group." 

Feverborn (Fever Series #8)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Summary: When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit.  Only the long-lost Song of Making - a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself - can save the planet.  Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal.  And on those war-torn streets, Mac will come face-to-face with her most savage enemy yet: herself. 

Author: Danielle Steel
Summary: Ginny was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a 3-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills - until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas.  In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.  Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident, she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again.  13-year-old Blue has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone.  Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him.  Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again.  But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows. 

Orphan X
Author: Gregg Hurwitz
Summary: The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers.  It's said that when he's reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.  But he's no legend.  Evan is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn.  He's also a man with a dangerous past.  Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets - i.e. assassins.  He was Orphan X.  Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear...but one can't stay invisible forever.

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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