Tuesday, December 6, 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.

Jason Bourne
Starring: Matt Damon
Summary: Years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down.  Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons to uncover the truth behind his father's death, while simultaneously exacting revenge and evading the government forces hot on his trail.

The Secret Life of Pets
Starring: Louis C.K.
Summary: This animated comedy asks the question: what do our pets do all day when we're not home?  For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want!  A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes.  Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance
Author: Mark Greaney
Summary: It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, NJ.  After months at sea, U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant.  Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker.  Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship.  Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more.  As deadly events involving American military and intelligence personnel rises, it becomes clear that there has been some kind of massive breach of information and that America's most dangerous enemies have made a weapon of the stolen data.  Now it's up to The Campus to track the leak to its source, and only one man can stop it all...President Jack Ryan.

Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance
Author: Steve Harvey
Summary: On Jan. 13, 2016, at the close of a taping of Family Feud, Steve Harvey spontaneously began to speak.  Not knowing the cameras were still rolling, the $100 million dollar host offered his studio audience insights into his own happiness and success.  His staff, also moved by his passionate words, shared the riveting six-minute video on social media.  The clip immediately went viral, with more than 58 million views worldwide!  His message is simple: You need to JUMP like you life depends on it - because it does - if you truly want a life of peace and abundance.  This book explores seven vulnerable seasons in Harvey's life and how he uses these uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach you what it means to JUMP.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author: Michael Lewis
Summary: How a Nobel Prize-winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.  Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process.  Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations.  Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Lewis's own work possible.  The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures.

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy #3)
Author: Nora Roberts
Summary: As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past.  Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild.  And there's no one more familiar with the wild than Riley - and the wolf within her.  An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than blood of the guardians.  While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling.  For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love - and save them all.

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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