Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the more popular titles being released today.

Steve Jobs
Starring: Michael Fassbender
Summary: Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.  The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. 

Black Mass
Starring: Johnny Depp
Summary: In 1970s South Boston, FBI agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian Mob.  The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history. 

Back Blast (Gray Man Series #5)
Author: Mark Greaney
Summary: Court Gentry was the CIA's best agent.  Until the day the Agency turned against him and put out a kill on sight order.  That's when the enigmatic international assassin called the Gray Man was born - and Court has been working for himself ever since.  Now, Court is back in Washington looking for answers.  He's determined to find out what happened all those years ago that made the Agency turn against him.  On his list to interrogate are his former partners and the men who sent him on his last mission.  What he doesn't realize is that the questions that arose from that mission are still reverberating in the U.S. intelligence community, and he's stumbled onto a secret that powerful people want to keep under wraps. 

Cometh the Hour (Clifton Chronicles Series #6)
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Summary: Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain.  But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?  Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, LA, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.  Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a beautiful Indian girl.  But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry.  Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. 

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body
Author: Kate Hudson
Summary: Kate Hudson is an award-winning actress and founder of the popular active wear line, Fabletics.  Long admired for her natural beauty and dedication to wellness and living well, Kate offers readers inspiration for setting attainable goals to create balance in their lives.  Her philosophy is straightfoward: living healthfully is about simplicity, accessibility, positivity, and throwing the idea of "perfection" out the window. 

Calamity (Reckoners Series #3)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Summary: When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born.  David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night.  Steelheart killed his father.  Firefight stole his heart.  An now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.  David knew Prof's secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers.  But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much.  Once the Recknoners' leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny.  He's disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there's no turning back.  But everyone is wrong.  Redemption is possible for Epics - Megan provide it.  They're not lost.  Not completely.  And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back.  Or die trying.

Look 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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