Tuesday, April 19, 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 Revenant
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
Summary: Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.  In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald.  Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

Lady in the Van
Starring: Maggie Smith
Summary: The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for fifteen years.

Fifty Shades of Black
Starring: Marlon Wayans
Summary: This spook from the Wayans brothers parodies the ultra-popular novel/film series Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Last Mile (Amos Decker Series #2)
Author: David Baldacci
Summary: Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution - for the violent killing of his parents 20 years earlier - when he's granted an unexpected reprieve.  Another man has confessed to the crime.  Amos Decker, newly hired on an FBI special task force, takes an interest in Mars' case after discovering the striking similarities to his own life: Both men were talented football players with promising careers cut short by tragedy.  Both men's families were brutally murdered.  And in both cases, another suspect came forward, years after the killing, to confess the crime.  A suspect who may or may not have been telling the truth.  The confession has the potential to make Melvin Mars - guilty or not - a free man.  Who wants Mars out of prison?  And why now?

'Til Death Do Us Part
Author: Amanda Quick
Summary: Calista operates an exclusive "introduction" agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world.  But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning - a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone.  Each is engraved with her initials.  Desperate for help and fearing that the police will be of no assistance, Calista turns to Trent, a reclusive author of popular crime novels.  Believing that Calista may be taking advantage of his lonely sister, who has become one of her clients, Trent doesn't trust her.  Scarred by his past, he's learned to keep his emotions at bay, even as an instant attraction threatens his resolve.

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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