Tuesday, March 29, 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.

Concussion
Starring: Will Smith
Summary:  In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play.

Point Break
Starring: Edgar Ramirez
Summary: A young FBI agent, Johnny Utah, infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi.  The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.  Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.

The Hateful Eight
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson
Summary: A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape.  Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy race toward the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice.  Losing their lead on the blizzard, they seek refuge at Minnie's, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass.  When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces.  As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock.

Brush of Wings
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Summary: Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage.  Whatever time she has left, she wants to spend it helping children.  The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with.  Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine's other friends - Tyler and Sami - know how serious her heart condition is.  Still, Marcus is sure in the depth of his soul that something isn't right.  Ultimately his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a U.S. hospital before time runs out.  Meanwhile, Sami and Tyler struggle with issues of their own. 

Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs Series #12)
Place Hold
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Summary: It's early 1938, and Maisie is back in England.  On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service.  The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member.  Because the man's wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich.  But her nemesis, the man she holds responsible for her husband's death, has learned of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. 

No Safe Secret
Author: Fern Michaels
Summary: From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly's life is gleaming and beautiful - at least on the surface...but people don't know about the life she left behind in Florida almost two decades ago.  Back then, she was Maddy Carmichael, living with her twin brother and neglectful mother in a run-down trailer park amid the orange groves.  After the terrible events of her high school prom night - and the act of vengeance that followed - she fled north and reinvented herself.  But the veneer of her polished existence is finally cracking.  As secrets old and new are revealed, Molly must face painful truths and the choices she made in their wake - and find the strength to become the woman she once hoped to be.

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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