Tuesday, February 23, 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.

The Good Dinosaur
Starring: Jeffrey Wright
Summary: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed and giant dinosaurs never became extreme?  In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.  While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. 

Secret in Their Eyes
Starring: Julia Roberts
Summary: A former Los Angeles D.A. inspector spends 13 years hunting the killer who raped and murdered the teen daughter of his colleague.  But when he finds the culprit and the district attorney refuses to reopen the case, he is forced to pursue justice on his own, which ultimately leads to a shocking discovery. 

Starring: Michael Keaton
Summary: Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron, the Boston Globe's elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades' worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church.  Led by Walter "Robby" Robinson, the journalists being to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston.  Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive expose on a corrupt system. 

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
Starring: James Earl Jones
Summary: Meet Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of "The Lion Guard," an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands.  Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret.  Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. 

A Girl's Guide to Moving On
Author: Debbie Macomber
Summary: When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered.  While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way.  Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend.  But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back - including their son Owen's happiness.  Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart. 

Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen Series #19)
Author: Joanne Fluke
Summary: Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross, her college crush.  And her excitement only grows when she learns he'll be able to join her on her trip to NYC for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest.  She's especially nervous about facing Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation.  But before he can tear into Hannah's layer cake, she finds him stabbed to death on the show's kitchen set.  Out of the oven, as the saying goes, and into the bright lights of Broadway, as Hannah tries to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake... 

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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