Tuesday, March 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.

Lion
Starring: Dev Patel
Summary: In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, a 5-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta.  Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them.

Miss Sloane
Starring: Jessica Chastain
Summary: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C.  But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

Assassin's Creed
Starring: Michael Fassbender
Summary: In this feature-film adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series, death-row convict Callum Lynch relives his ancestor's memories as an assassin in 15th century Spain.  From this out-of-body experience, Lynch gains the training he needs to battle a conspiracy in the present day.

Live By Night
Starring: Ben Affleck
Summary: Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police lieutenant, moves to Florida during the Prohibition era to become a bootlegger.  As his operation grows, Coughlin faces off against local gangsters, Klansmen, and religious evangelicals while he fights for control of Tampa's criminal underworld.

Vicious Circle (Joe Pickett #17)
Author: C.J. Box
Summary: The Cates family had always been a bad lot.  Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he'd always wondered if there'd be a day of reckoning.  He's not wondering any longer.  Joe knows they're coming after him and his family now.  He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time?  All he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first move.

Man Overboard (Ali Reynolds #12)
Author: J.A. Jance
Summary: Cybersecurity expert Roger McGerary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression.  But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as "death by misadventure," a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation.  Unsatisfied, Roger's tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure.  By contacting Roger's childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer.

If Not For You
Author: Debbie Macomber
Summary: If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she's reconnected with her spirited Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher.  If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts.  Sam is everything Beth is not - and her parents' worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who's rough around the edges.  Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isn't exactly Sam's usual beer-drinking, pool-playing type of woman, either.

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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