Tuesday, November 22, 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 popular titles being released today.

Kubo and the Two Strings
Starring: Travis Knight
Summary: After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo is separated from his mother and embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his missing father.  Along the way, he befriends the kindhearted Monkey and the clumsy Beetle as he fends off the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

Cross the Line (Alex Cross #24)
Author: James Patterson
Summary: Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.  When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers.  Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case.  But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region.  The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals.  And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side.  As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.

The Operator (Peri Reed Chronicles)
Author: Kim Harrison
Summary: Peri Reed's job eats away at her personal life, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing.  Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency that turned her into the very thing she fought, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for an anonymous life riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt.  But when a highly, addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who'd use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to either remain broken and vulnerable or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will - for whoever holds her next fix, will hold her loyalty.

Moonglow
Author: Michael Chabon
Summary: In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, CA to visit his terminally ill grandfather.  Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the innocence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten.  That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis for this novel, the latest feat from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

The Princess Diarist
Author: Carrie Fisher
Summary: When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved - plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naivete, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized.  Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop culture icon is indisputable, but in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a regular teenager.  With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, this book is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time - and what developed behind the scenes.

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 popular releases of the week.

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