Tuesday, May 30, 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.

The Shack
Starring: Sam Worthington
Summary: After a loving father endures a family tragedy that rocks him to his core, he receives a mysterious invitation to "The Shack," a decrepit shelter where an unimaginable horror once took place.  But, much to his surprise, his visit prompts a divine intervention from a series of strangers, and the group soon lead him on a theological inquiry in the hope of getting him unstuck from his grief by reminding him of the all-encompassing love of God.

Fist Fight
Starring: Charlie Day
Summary: On the last day before summer vacation at a rough-and-tumble high school, mild-mannered teacher Andy Campbell accidentally causes his fearsome colleague Ron Strickland to be fired.  When Strickland then challenges him to a fist fight after school, Campbell must find a way to avoid a vicious beating.

Before I Fall
Starring: Zoey Deutch
Summary: A popular, selfish high schooler keeps reliving the same day over and over again, which ends with her and her friends getting into a fatal car accident.  In time, she must learn how to prevent the accident while becoming a better, kinder person to those around her.  Based on the young adult novel of the same name by author Lauren Oliver.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult
Summary: To pay for his girlfriend's medical emergency while abroad, Casey schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster.  After a failed attempt, he embarks across Europe on an action-packed chase in a race against time to save his girlfriend's life from being taken by an evil drug lord.

Nighthawk (NUMA Files #14)
Author: Clive Cussler
Summary: When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine.  Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the U.S. worries about a darker problem.  They know what others don't - that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero.  As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

Come Sundown
Author: Nora Roberts
Summary: The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers.  A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner.  There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born.  She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much.  The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.  But she isn't.  She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose - and her mind has been shattered...

Theft by Finding Diaries 1977-2002
Author: David Sedaris
Summary: For 40 years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention - overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers.  These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.  Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world including stories of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for IHOP and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet.

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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