Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Hacksaw Ridge
Starring: Andrew Garfield
Summary: Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss.  A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa.

Manchester by the Sea
Starring: Casey Affleck
Summary: A hardened handyman named Lee returns to his hometown in New England after the death of his brother to care for his 16-year-old nephew, but his arrival also unearths his checkered past.  Soon, Lee comes back into contact with his estranged wife as he deals with life in his tight-knit former community.

Humans, Bow Down
Author: James Patterson
Summary: In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species.  The Great War is over: The Robots have won.  The humans who survived have two choices - they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human.  And the robots aren't content - following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge.  With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause.  On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

Empire's End: Aftermath
Author: Chuck Wendig
Summary: Every end is a new beginning.  As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once isolated planet: Jakku.  The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy.  But the months following the Rebellion's victory have not been easy.  The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.

Most Dangerous Place
Author: James Grippando
Summary: According to the FBI, the most dangerous place for a woman between the ages of 20 and 30 is in a relationship with a man.  Those statistics become all too personal when Jack takes on a new client tied to his past.  It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong.  But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith's wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college.  Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa, but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies - and undertaking that proves more complicated than the seasoned attorney expects.

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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