Tuesday, June 6, 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.

A Cure for Wellness
Starring: Jason Isaacs
Summary: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.  He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.  When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Camino Island
Author: John Grisham
Summary: A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library.  Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for 25 million dollars.  Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida.  He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books.  Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.  Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position.  She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company.  A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.  But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise.

Love Story
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Summary: From the day they met, John and Elizabeth were destined to fall in love.  Their whirlwind romance started when they were young college students and lasted nearly thirty years - until Elizabeth died of cancer.  So when John Baxter is asked to relive his long-ago love story with Elizabeth for his grandson Cole's heritage project, he's not sure he can do it.  The sadness might simply be too great.  But he agrees and allows his heart and soul to go places they haven't gone in decades.  Back to the breathless first moments, but also to the secret heartbreak that brought John and Elizabeth together.  At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi.  He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans - and heart.  Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try, or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good?  As school comes to an end, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter.  It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning.

Indecent Exposure (Stone Barrington #42)
Author: Stuart Woods
Summary: As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has always been the subject of interest and gossip.  But when he's unwittingly thrust into the limelight, he finds himself scrambling to take cover.  Before too long Stone's fending off pesky nuisances left and right, and making personal arrangements so surreptitiously it would take a covert operative to unearth them.  Unfortunately, Stone soon discovers that these efforts only increase the persistence of the most troublesome pests...and when he runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he'll be struggling to protect not just his reputation, but his life.

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War
Author: David Fisher
Summary: From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, this book reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America's bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures, including Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Stonewall Jackson, John Singleton Mosby, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, John Wilkes Booth, and more.

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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