Tuesday, August 9, 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.

A Hologram for the King
Starring: Tom Hanks
Summary: Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Eggers, this film follows an American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king.  Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver and a local doctor.

Insidious (FBI Series #20)
Author: Catherine Coulter
Summary: Venus Rasmussen, a powerful 86-year-old woman who still runs Rasmussen Industries, an international conglomerate, believes someone is poisoning her.  After Savich and Sherlock visit with her, someone attempts to shoot her in broad daylight.  Who's trying to kill her and why?  A member of her rapacious family, or her grandson who's been missing for ten years and suddenly reappears?  Savich and Sherlock must peel away the layers to uncover the incredible truth about who would target Venus.

Three Sisters, Three Queens
Author: Philippa Gregory
Summary: When Katerine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure.  With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world.  The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.  United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other.  As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

Family Tree
Author: Susan Wiggs
Summary: Sometimes the greatest dream starts with the smallest element.  A single cell, joining with another.  And then dividing.  And just like that, the world changes.  Annie Harlow knows how lucky she is.  The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful L.A. home they share.  And now, she's pregnant with their first child.  But in an instant, her life is shattered.  And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn't the only thing she's lost.

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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