Tuesday, August 30, 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.

Me Before You
Starring: Emilia Clarke
Summary: Lou Clark knows a lot of things.  She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home.  She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.  What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.  Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live.  He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.  What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color.  And neither of them knows they're going to change each other for all time.

The Jungle Book
Starring: Neel Sethi
Summary: In this re-imagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, viewers are taken to the community of animals surrounding Mowgli, a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves.  The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera, to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village."  Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo, as well as a snack with hypnotic powers, and an orangutan who wants to harness the power of fire.

Rushing Waters
Author: Danielle Steel
Summary: Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on NYC.  And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.  Ellen has flown into NY from London, regardless of the weather and her husband's worry.  The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important appointment to keep.  But despite Ellen's urging, when the storm hits, 74-year-old Grace refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boat's outside.  This day of chaos will takes its toll on many lives.

The Jealous Kind
Author: James Lee Burke
Summary: On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade.  Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed.  When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas.  He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

A Torch Against the Night (Ember in the Ashes Series #2)
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Summary: Following the events of the Fourth Trial, an army led by Masks hunts the two fugitives as they escape the city of Serra and journey across the vast lands of the Martial Empire.  Laia is determined to break into Kauf - the Empire's most secure and dangerous prison - and save her brother, whose knowledge of Serric steel is the key to the Scholars' future.  And Elias is determined to stay by Laia's side...even if it means giving up his own chance at freedom.  But Elias and Laia will have to fight ever step of the way if they're going to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene - Elias's former friend and the Empire's newest Blood Strike.

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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