Monday, April 24, 2017

More bestsellers now available!


Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre by Jeff Pearlman



"This is the deepest understanding we are likely to have of Favre for quite some time... Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood."





Power Game (GhostWalker Novel, A) by Christine Feehan


“Confrontations with old enemies and the discovery of potential new ones throws another big complication into the lives of Feehan’s latest protagonists and all of the allied GhostWalkers. One of the key reasons why Feehan’s GhostWalkers series is so outstanding is its overarching theme of outsiders learning how to trust, love and build relationships. Paranormal romance at its best!”



The Prisoner (A John Wells Novel) by Alex Berenson

“Deeply researched, fast-paced, and believable.”



Home by Harlan Coben



"The lasting appeal of this series lies in Coben’s sympathy for ordinary people who do desperate things when they’re swept up in circumstances they can’t control.”





Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay (A Jesse Stone Novel) by Reed Farrel Coleman


“His best to date.”


Friday, April 21, 2017

Grab the popcorn, we have the movies...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople



Actors: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rhys Darby
Directors: Taika Waititi
Rated:  PG-13  Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 101 minutes

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Deadpool


Actors: Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni
Directors: Tim Miller
Rated:  R  Restricted
Run Time: 108 minutes

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


The Nice Guys

Actors: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Directors: Shane Black
Writers: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi
Rated:  R  Restricted

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy.


Fences

Actors: Denzel Washington, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo
Rated:  PG-13  Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 138 minutes


Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.




Silence


Actors: Tadanobu Asano, Liam Neeson, Ciaran Hinds, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver
Rated:  R  Restricted


The story of two Catholic missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Stop by and find the perfect new bestseller


Nutshell: A Novel by Ian McEwan



“With Nutshell, Ian McEwan has performed an incongruous magic trick ... A smart, funny and utterly captivating novel ... A small tour de force that showcases all of Mr. McEwan’s narrative gifts of precision, authority and control, plus a new, Tom Stoppard-like delight in the sly gymnastics that words can perform.”






Damaged: A Novel (A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel) by Lisa Scottoline


…As usual with the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio…, the complications aren’t worked out nearly as carefully as they’re piled up, and fans who race nonstop through the last hundred pages will be doing both themselves and Scottoline a favor.




Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch



"Propulsive...Dark Matter has plenty of heady concepts and phantasmagorical plotting. But it is also beguilingly rooted in [its hero's] desperate travails, elevating this page-turning adventure into an entirely different dimension."




The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett



"Delivers lines that you'll want to savor and read out loud — because it's a story about secrets and betrayals, and part of the pleasure is your own sighs and gasps. It's both intimate and epic in scope. . .It hums along at a brisk, emotional pace — the kind of story that feels like it's moving fast, but really, it's moving deep."


Universal Harvester: A Novel by John Darnielle



“Darnielle’s second novel opens like a dark suspense story . . . but he ultimately pursues a softer and more nuanced exploration of family and loss . . . Darnielle’s prose is consistently graceful and empathetic . . . [Universal Harvester is] a smart and rangy yarn.”


Monday, April 17, 2017

Check out these new bestsellers recomended by CBS's Sunday Morning


The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

“[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by the Federal Writers’ Project in the 1930s, with echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and brush strokes borrowed from Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka and Jonathan Swift…He has told a story essential to our understanding of the American past and the American present.”


Here I Am: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

“[Here I Am is] an ambitious platter of intellection and emotion. Its observations are crisp; its intimations of doom resonate; its jokes are funny. Here I Am consistently lit up my pleasure centers . . . This is also Mr. Foer’s best and most caustic novel, filled with so much pain and regret that your heart sometimes struggles to hold it all . . . This book offers intensities on every page. Once put down it begs . . . to be picked back up . . . Here I Am has more teeming life in it than several hundred well-meaning and well-reviewed books of midlist fiction put together.”




Swing Time by Zadie Smith


“Brilliant…With Swing Time, Zadie Smith identifies the impossible contradiction all adults are asked to maintain — be true to yourself, and still contain multitudes; be proud of your heritage, but don't be defined by it. She frays the cords that keep us tied to our ideas of who we are, to our careful self-mythologies. Some writers name, organize, and contain; Smith lets contradictions bloom, in all their frightening, uneasy splendor.”


Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon


“Elegiac and deeply poignant ... Chabon weaves these knotted-together tales together into a tapestry that’s as complicated, beautiful and flawed as an antique carpet.... Chabon is one of contemporary literature’s most gifted prose stylists.... In Moonglow, he writes with both lovely lyricism and highly caffeinated fervor.”

Friday, April 14, 2017

Relax with one of our new movies this weekend.

Birth Of A Nation

Actors: Armie Hammer, Nate Parker, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo
Director: Nate Parker
Rated:  R Restricted
Run Time: 120 minutes

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.


Moonlight

Actors: Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monae, Mahershala Ali
Directors: Barry Jenkins
Rated:  R  Restricted
Run Time: 111 minutes

Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms


Hell Or High Water

Actors: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Katy Mixon, Kevin Rankin
Directors: David Mackenzie
Rated:  R  Restricted
Run Time: 122 minutes

Following a series of armed robberies at a number of branches of Texas Midland Bank where very little money was taken, we learn that the motive of unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and his brother -- just released from prison -- is to raise enough money to pay off the reverse mortgage that will forfeit their recently deceased mother's ranch if not paid off. Oil was discovered on the ranch and in order to secure the future of his sons and ex wife, Toby needs $43,000. After two of the robberies, curmudgeonly Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and his American Indian deputy partner pick up the trail and just miss foiling the next, and last robbery.


Edge of Seventeen

Actors: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay, Lea DeLaria
Directors: David Moreton
Rated: Unrated: Not Rated
Run Time: 103 minutes

A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle America in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Stop by and check out these new bestsellers!


Behind Closed Doors: A Novel by B. A. Paris


“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you ― especially if you’re about to tie the knot. Paris’s thriller asks the question: ‘The perfect marriage or the perfect lie?’ Jack and Grace, the couple at the center of this totally enthralling novel, are so clearly not what they seem you’ll have no choice but to read and read and read until their darkest secrets are revealed. Warning: brace yourself.”



Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty


“Stacked with her signature themes: female friendship, duplicity, the darkness lurking beneath lucky, ordinary suburban lives…The last twist, though, is nearly worth the wait, and what sets Moriarty’s writing apart…has as much to do with her canny insights into human nature as her clever plotting…Compelling.”




Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner


“Lisa Gardner had us all on the edge of our seats with 2016's Find Her, and now she's back to terrify us again.”


Razor Girl: A novel by Carl Hiaasen


"Rejoice, fans of American madness who've sought fulfillment in political reportage. South Florida's master farceur is back to reassure you that fiction is indeed stranger than truth. . . . [Hiaasen's] plotting is so fine-tuned that preposterous complications that would strain lesser novelists fit right into his antic world. Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention."



Barkskins: A Novel by Annie Proulx

“Few authors are as uniquely qualified as Annie Proulx (The Shipping News) to sustain a novel as long as Barkskins. Pages melt away as readers zoom through the decades. Proulx’s story is bigger than any one man, one death, or even one culture: It’s about the effect civilization and society have had on the land. In her magical way, Proulx leaves the reader with an impression of not only a collection of people, but our people and the country that shaped us as we shaped it. This is Proulx at the height of her powers as an irreplaceable American voice.”

Monday, April 10, 2017

New bestsellers available now!


Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice


“A few pages in, I was sold . . . Lestat always felt real to me to a somewhat discomforting degree . . . Beautiful . . . Suave, complex . . . I will always be so grateful that Anne has given me another opportunity to follow the adventures of this very intriguing vampire, who is much more than just a one-dimensional caricature.”






An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson



“Plenty of action, humor, and literary allusions drive the story to a bang-up conclusion. Johnson . . . never disappoints.”




The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carré


“An illuminating, self-effacing and pleasurable inquiry into le Carré’s creative process, offering globe-spanning thrills of a different, but no less captivating kind than those associated with the novels.”






Odessa Sea (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler


“Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed.”



Night School by Lee Child


“The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution.”





The Obsidian Chamber (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child


"Keep[s] the excitement meter pegged ... Action-adventure with a macabre, sometimes-fantastical flair."

Friday, April 7, 2017

Based on an incredible true story....

Florence Foster Jenkins

Actors: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda
Directors: Stephen Frears
Rated:  PG-13  Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 110 minutes

Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress form NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be "Practice Practice Practice". Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.

  
Sully

Actors: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Directors: Clint Eastwood
Rated:  PG-13  Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 96 minutes

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully", glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.


Jackie


Actors: John Hurt, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard
Rated:  R  Restricted
Run Time: 100 minutes

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.


Espn 30 for 30: 
O.J.: Made in America

Actors: O.J. Simpson
Directors: Ezra Edelman
Number of discs: 5
Rated:  Unrated
Run Time: 463 minutes

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarize, and develop new chapters.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Check the shelves for these new bestsellers

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel) by Michael Connelly


"If any novelist is worthy to walk once more through the front door of Raymond Chandler's iconic Sternwood mansion, it's Michael Connelly. For over two decades, Connelly has been brilliantly updating and enlarging the possibilities of the classic L.A. hard-boiled novel, first bestowed upon the world in 1939 with Chandler's debut, The Big Sleep. This latest Bosch outing is its own accomplishment: brooding and intricate, suspenseful and sad. In short, it's another terrific Michael Connelly mystery....a master of the genre."







Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley


“Bradley’s preteen heroine comes through in the end with a series of deductions so clever she wants to hug herself. So will you.”



Sting by Sandra Brown



"Brown is an excellent and almost effortless writer...The chemistry is undeniable."




Sweet Tomorrows: A Rose Harbor Novel by Debbie Macomber



“Macomber fans will leave the Rose Harbor Inn with warm memories of healing, hope, and enduring love.”



The Sleeping Beauty Killer (An Under Suspicion Novel) by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke


“Fleet, conscientious, and utterly true to its carefully wrought formula.”




Monday, April 3, 2017

Missing out on these bestsellers would be a true crime.


American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

"[A] clever companion piece to The Run of His Life (1996), his book about the O. J. Simpson case. Mr. Toobin has used the same winning formula of delving deeply into an American crime story that had tremendous notoriety in its day and retelling it with new resonance. Ms. Hearst’s tale is much more bizarre than Mr. Simpson’s... [I]n an age of terrorism, the chronicle of how a sedate heiress named Patricia morphed into a gun-toting, invective-spouting revolutionary calling herself Tania holds a definite fascination."







Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry



“Crisp, powerful prose...Chaudry’s description of the PCR hearing in Adnan’s Story is utterly riveting―high stakes, a breakneck pace, brilliant expert witnesses.”


Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

“Springsteen can write—not just life-­imprinting song lyrics but good, solid prose that travels all the way to the right margic...And like a fabled Springsteen concert—always notable for its deck-clearing thoroughness —Born to Run achieves the sensation that all the relevant questions have been answered by the time the lights are turned out. He delivers the story of Bruce—in digestibly short chapters—via an informally steadfast Jersey plainspeak that’s worked and deftly detailed and intimate with its readers—cleareyed enough to say what it means when it has hard stories to tell, yet supple enough to rise to occasions requiring eloquence—sometimes rather pleasingly subsiding into the syntax and rhythms of a Bruce Springsteen song."




Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency by James Andrew Miller


“Powerhouse delivers a chronicle of vaunting ambition, immense wealth and power, and personal betrayal all the more astonishing in a business ostensibly built on loyalty and trust… Even more impressive is Miller’s ability to get nearly everyone involved not only to talk but also go on the record.”



Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy - The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein by James Patterson and John Connolly


James Patterson … has churned out another book, only this time it’s a real-life whodunit. Or perhaps, since the reader learns on page 2 who did it (and did soft time eight years ago), this potboiler is more of a “why-did-he-get-off-so-lightly?”

Friday, March 31, 2017

Why not pick up one of these new movies for the weekend?

Allied

Actors: Simon McBurney, Jared Harris, Brad Pitt, Daniel Betts
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Rated:  R Restricted
Run Time: 124 minutes

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.




Life, Animated 

Actors: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind
Directors: Roger Williams
Rated:  PG  Parental Guidance Suggested
Run Time: 92 minutes

Owen Suskind was a boy of considerable promise, until he developed autism at the age of 3. As Owen withdrew into his silent state, his parents almost lost hope that he find some way to interact with his world in some meaningful way. However, that way was found through animated films, especially those of the Walt Disney Company, which provided Owen a way to understand the world through its stories to the point of creating his own. This film covers the life of Owen and how he manages to become as functional as possible with the help of Disney and his family to the point of having his own life. However, Owen soon learns as well that there is more to real life than what Disney can illustrate in animation even as his family prepares itself for an uncertain future with him.



Zootopia

Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence
Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Rated:  PG  Parental Guidance Suggested
Run Time: 108 minutes

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.




Ghostbusters

Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong
Directors: Paul Feig
Rated:  PG-13  Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 117 minutes

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.



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