Tuesday, November 1, 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.

Star Trek Beyond
Starring: Chris Pine
Call Number: 791.43 STA
Summary: In this third installment of the rebooted series, Captain Kirk struggles with a personal crisis as he and the crew of the Enterprise are attacked by a dictator named Krall.  When an assault by Krall leads to the destruction of their starship, the team end up marooned on a remote planet inhabited by aliens both hostile and helpful.

Bad Moms
Starring: Mila Kunis
Call Number: 791.43 BAD
Summary: Three overstressed, overworked mothers decide to blow off their responsibilities and have some fun, but their wild ways cause them to clash with a rival mommy who's dedicated to preserving the fa├žade of her perfect life.

Nine Lives
Starring: Kevin Spacey
Call Number: 791.43 NIN
Summary: Workaholic businessman Tom Brand purchases a cat as a last minute gift for his daughter's birthday, only to have his consciousness transported into the feline's body following a serious accident.  As his family's new pet, Tom begins to see his loved ones in a different light.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch Series #21)
Author: Michael Connelly
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Summary: Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator.  He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter.  His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.  Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling.  The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret.  When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love.  But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared.  Did she have the baby?  And if so, what happened to it?  Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust.  With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking.  But as he begins to uncover the haunting story - and finds uncanny links to his own past - he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

The Award
Author: Danielle Steel
Call Number: F STEEL
Summary: Gaelle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin to occur.  She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate.  The local German military commandant makes Gaelle's family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters.  Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness.  Trusted friends and employees become traitors.  And Gaelle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help.  Taking terrifying risks, she becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, delivering Jewish children to safety under the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators.  Then she's approached by the German commandant with a dangerous plan to save part of France's heritage.  Conducted in secret, her missions will mark her for years, when she is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of the war.  Orphaned and alone, she begins a new life in Paris, with the ghosts of the past always close at hand.

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #11)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Call Number: J KINNEY
Summary: The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley.  The only thing he's good at is playing video games, but his mother wants him to broaden his horizons by doing something - anything! - else.  When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he's got big-time talent.  With the help of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie...and to become rich and famous in the process.  But is doubling down on moviemaking a smart plan?  Or is it just a recipe for doubling Greg's troubles?

Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the Other Side
Author: Tyler Henry
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Summary: Tyler Henry discovered is gift for communicating with the departed when he was just ten years old.  After experiencing a sudden, accurate premonition of his grandmother's death, life would never be the same.  Now in his 20's, Tyler is a renowned, practicing medium, star of the smash hit E! reality show "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," and go-to clairvoyant of celebrities, VIP's, and those simply looking for closure and healing.  Despite struggling to accept his rare talent, Tyler grew to embrace it, and finally found the courage to share it with the world.  For the first time, he pulls back the curtain on living life as a medium in his first memoir, in which he fearlessly opens up about discovering his gift.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the more popular releases of the week.

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