Tuesday, June 7, 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.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Starring: John Krasinski
Summary: When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.  Visionary director Michael Bay delivers a riveting action drama you won't soon forget in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.  Follow the elite ex-military operators who fought back against overwhelming odds to save American lives in this powerful and gripping portrayal of true heroism.

Zootopia
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin
Summary: In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with the charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.  But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverts to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis.

The Other Side of the Door
Starring: Jeremy Sisto
Summary: An American family living in India are devastated when their young son is killed in an accident.  The wife soon performs a ritual at a Hindu temple that will let her speak to the dead, but her actions cause her family to be haunted by an otherworldly force.

End of Watch
Author: Stephen King
Summary: As the finale to the trilogy that began with "Mr. Mercedes," in Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened.  Something evil.  Brady, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state.  According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely.  But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.  Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero from the previous books, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, the woman who delivered the blow to Brady's head that put in in the brain injury ward.  When they are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Author: Mary Roach
Summary: The author explores the science of keeping human being intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.  Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, eat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

The House of Secrets
Author: Brad Meltzer
Summary: When Hazel was six, her father taught her that mysteries need to be solved.  He should know.  He's Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.  Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.  Now, years later, Hazel, wakes up in a hospital and remember nothing, not even her own name.  She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother.  But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury.  Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad - and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.  Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning.  On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall.  Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she lives the person she seems to have been.

I Almost Forgot About You
Author: Terry McMillan
Summary: Dr. Georgia Youn's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless.  When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.  Georgia's bravery reminds us that it's never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.

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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