Tuesday, March 15, 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.

Starring: Tina Fey
Summary: SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about two daffy adult sisters, one an irresponsible single mom and the other a kindhearted nurse, who decide to throw one last wild party at their childhood home before it's sold by their parents.  However, their bash ends up going disastrously awry. 

Starring: Cate Blanchett
Summary: Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.  As conventional norms or the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.  A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. 

Game of Thrones: Season 5
Starring: Lena Heady
Summary: This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill.  At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros.  Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime embarks on a secret mission.  Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause.  And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. 

Private Paris
Author: James Patterson
Summary: When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing.  But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.  Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion.  The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti.  As religious and ethnic tensions simmer in the City of Lights, only Jack and his Private team can connect the dots before the smoldering powder keg explodes. 

Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die Series #3)
Author: Danielle Paige
Summary: In this third book, Amy is caught between her home - and Oz, a place where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued Amy in to her true calling...Assassin.  The way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz - and Kansas - is to kill her.  And she's the only one who can do it.  But she failed.  Others died for her mistakes, and because of her, the portal between the worlds has been opened.  And if she doesn't find a way to close it, Dorothy will make sure she never gets to go home again.  Now Amy must join the Witches, fight for Oz, save Kansas, and stop Dorothy once and for all. 

Property of a Noblewoman
Author: Danielle Steel
Summary: Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe.  Old letter hinting of tragic loss.  And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry, spectacular stones in exquisite  settings.  These are the contents of a safe-deposit box long abandoned in a NYC bank.  If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned.  But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will?  Two people are drawn together by chance and begin to unravel the mystery. 

Deep Blue
Author: Randy Wayne White
Summary: On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion "Doc" Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages.  The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it'll be Ford's job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again.  But a lot can go wrong in a few days, and Ford has no way of knowing that not only will the operation prove to be a lot more complicated than he has anticipated, but that he'll end up bringing those complications back with him to the small community of boaters, guides, lovers, and friends in Dinkin's Bay, where he's long made his home.  Someone has taken Ford's actions very personally, and now no one there is safe - least of all, Ford himself.

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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