Tuesday, March 1, 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 the more popular titles being released today.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan
Summary: Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right.  Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without a dad in his life.  The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa, in order to recruit him as a trainer.  Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. 

The Danish Girl
Starring: Eddie Redmayne
Summary: After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda, Danish artist Einar Wegener becomes enamored with his feminine identity and begins living as a woman named Lili Elbe.  Although their marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by Lili as she explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930s. 

Miss You Already
Starring: Drew Barrymore
Summary: This comedy-drama chronicles the relationship of lifelong best friends, Jess and Milly.  Complications arise when Jess, who has been living a free-spirited existence, decides she wants a baby and begins to envy the life of Milly, a career woman with a family.  In rapid succession, Milly is diagnosed with cancer and must battle for her life while Jess discover she's finally pregnant.  These life-changing events cause the friendship to be tested as they attempt to deal with the joy and sorrow in their lives. 

The Gangster (Isaac Bell Series #9)
Author: Clive Cussler
Summary: It's 1906, and in NYC, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson.  Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special "Black Hand Squad," but the gangsters appear to be everywhere - so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect.  And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all. 

A Few of the Girls: Stories
Author: Maeve Binchy
Summary: From Maeve Binchy's earliest writings to the most recent, her work is filled with wisdom and common sense and also a sharp and witty voice that is insightful and reaches out to her readers, around the world and of all ages.  Whether it is one of her bestselling novels or a short story, Maeve shows us that times may have changed, but people often remain the same: t4hey fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friends whose secrets are shared; they go on holidays and celebrate new jobs... 

Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel
Author: James Grippando
Summary: Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago.  The night after the teen's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Reeves was stopped for drunk driving.  An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanations scaled his fate at trial.  Now, just days from Reeves' execution, Sashi's mother visits Jack Swyteck with shocking news: "Sashi called me."  The police dismiss it as a hoax.  The governor has already signed the death warrant.  An innocent man may be executed and time is running out.  A man who believes in justice, Jack jumps into the investigation.  As he does, it becomes clear there is something even more difficult to find than this long-missing girl...the truth.

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 work.

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