Wednesday, April 18, 2018

More Bestsellers are available now @ your library


Iron Gold: Book 4 of the Red Rising Saga (Red Rising Series) by Pierce Brown

This novel examines the ramifications and pitfalls of trying to build a new world out of the ashes of the old. The events here take place 10 years after the conclusion of Morning Star, which ended on a seemingly positive note. … For those who like their science fiction dense, monumental, and a bit overwrought.




Night Moves: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman


… Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That’s when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor’s insight is needed, it’s at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. …




Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations by Ronen 
Bergman

“America’s difficult relationship with targeted killing and the dilemmas we may face in the future are beautifully illuminated by the longer story of Israel’s experiences with assassination in its own endless war against terrorism. . . . Americans now have a terrific new introduction to that story with publication of Ronen Bergman’s Rise and Kill First. It’s easy to understand why Bergman’s book is already a bestseller. It moves at a torrid pace and tells stories that would make Jason Bourne sit up and say ‘Wow!’ It is smart, thoughtful and balanced, and the English translation is superb. It deserves all of the plaudits it has already received.”




Still Me: A Novel by Jojo Moyes


“Still Me offers a warm conclusion to the Me Before You trilogy. . . resulting in the best entry in the trilogy yet. . . Moyes has crafted a clear-eyed tale of self-discovery and the sacrifice required to live a life honestly in pursuit of the things you love. [It will] keep you sighing with delight to the very last page. A.”



Monday, April 16, 2018

Check the shelves for these new bestsellers!

Fifty Fifty (Harriet Blue) by James Patterson and Candice Fox

What are the chances that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.



The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú

“When the political rhetoric around the complex, ruggedly beautiful and scarred U.S.-Mexico borderlands is reduced to talk of a 30-foot concrete wall, it’s time to take a more nuanced look at our southern border...The Line Becomes a River veers away from propaganda and stereotypes and into the wild deserts and mountains, and, especially, the hearts and minds of the people who traverse the increasingly militarized borderlands.”

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

"A vibrant depiction of courage and passion, interwoven with a detailed history of Yemeni coffee and a timely exploration of Muslim American identity."




Look for Me (D. D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner

"Gardner has a talent when it comes to exploring uncomfortable topics and the various psychological aspects that accompany them while evoking truly emotional responses...Though the material Gardner writes about might sometimes be dark, she knows how to shine a light and generate optimism when all looks lost.”





Friday, April 13, 2018

You're luck won't run out with these new Bestsellers. Check one out now @ your library.




Agent in Place (Gray Man) by Mark Greaney

“Readers of the great Tom Clancy will salivate over this fast-moving and well-plotted yarn, which is part of a consistently appealing series in which each assignment is billed as the most dangerous ever. Somehow, Greaney cranks out one winner after another. That's a lot of work for the Gray Man and plenty of vicarious pleasure for thriller fans.”




City of Endless Night (Agent Pendergast series) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child



"One of the best in the series--tense and tightly wound, with death relentlessly circling, stalking, lurking behind every shadow."





The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley


“Fans of the precocious sleuth who share her unapologetically enthusiastic sense that ‘an unexamined corpse was a tale untold’ will rub their hands gleefully, confident that her resolution will unleash a dazzling barrage of innocent-seeming questions, recherché chemical and pharmacological tidbits, fibs and whoppers, and the most coyly bratty behavior outside the pages of Kay Thompson’s chronicles of Eloise. . . . Bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.”


Dark in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 46) by J. D. Robb


Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll
"[A]journalistic masterpiece...Coll succeeds on all levels...Coll is masterful at plumbing the depths of agencies and sects within both Afghanistan and Pakistan...In this era of fake news, Coll remains above it all, this time delivering an impeccably researched history of "diplomacy at the highest levels of government in Washington, Islamabad, and Kabul."




Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It's a novel time to pick up one of these novels @ your library


An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones


"Tayari Jones provides an essential contemporary portrait of a marriage in this searing novel. An American Marriage gorgeously evokes the New South as it explores mass incarceration on a personal level."






The Kremlin's Candidate: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy) by Jason Matthews

“Delivers a wallop on all fronts, from adrenaline-charged action to dark political intrigue to gripping emotional stakes.…Matthews stuffs his always hungry characters with onions, garlic, and personalities that make the last of this trilogy both satisfying and bittersweet. Readers will finish the book, but their memories of Matthews' brilliant and fearless heroine will linger well past the final page.”


Need to Know: A Novel by Karen Cleveland


“Shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest new thrillers.”




Munich: A novel by Robert Harris

“Another thrilling historical novel from Robert Harris. [He’s] on sure and familiar ground in Munich—he quickly settles into the mid-20th century setting that made Fatherland and Enigma so compelling, and the claustrophobic feel of the conference carriers on from last year’s exploration of Vatican politics, Conclave. . . Against the intriguing backdrop of political machinations and brinkmanship is a thriller plot bursting to get out.”



Fall from Grace: A Novel by Danielle Steel

What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of.


The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

...In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.



Monday, April 9, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week with these great titles.... AVAILABLE NOW @ your Library!


Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover



“If [J. D.] Vance’s memoir offered street-heroin-grade drama, [Tara] Westover’s is carfentanil, the stuff that tranquilizes elephants. The extremity of Westover’s upbringing emerges gradually through her telling, which only makes the telling more alluring and harrowing. . . . By the end, Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”





Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by J. Randy Taraborrelli


“Riveting . . . Taraborrelli presents a woman of passion, both sexual and emotional, whose facade somehow always remains in place . . . the magic of Jackie's aura is imperishable to this day . . . deliciously readable.”





All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row by James Patterson and Alex Abramovich

… There is a reason why true crime sells, of course, especially when it involves famous people: A blend of gore, fame, and voyeurism is a compelling mixture in our violent, fame-obsessed society. There is also a reason why the genre has a reputation for gratuitousness. A middling true-crime saga that fails to answer a significant question: Why?






Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler



“[Bowler] delivers raw emotion, realistic description, and candid assessments . . . An inspiring story of finding faith—in God, in family, and in oneself—while walking close to the Valley of the Shadow of Death.”






BRAVE by Rose McGowan


Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. ... BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.
-From the Back Cover

Friday, March 9, 2018

You are not going to want to miss theses great movies!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 136 minutes

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

After saving Xandar from Ronan's wrath, the Guardians are now recognized as heroes. Now the team must help their leader Star Lord (Chris Pratt) uncover the truth behind his true heritage. Along the way, old foes turn to allies and betrayal is blooming. And the Guardians find that they are up against a devastating new menace who is out to rule the galaxy.



Logan


Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 138 minutes

Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Genres: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.




New films have hit the shelves @ your library. Check one out today!

Good Time

Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 93 minutes

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will wind up in Rikers Island after one unanticipated complication, forcing the desperate but determined Connie to embark on a nightmarish, no-holds-barred quest to bail Nick out. Inevitably, over the course of a long and violent night, Connie will go to great lengths to save Nick from a cruel fate, doomed, however, to do more harm than good. Is it all heading somewhere?




Dawson City: Frozen Time

Rated:  NR  Not Rated
Run Time: 120 minutes

Director: Bill Morrison
Stars: Kathy Jones-Gates, Michael Gates, Sam Kula
Genres: Documentary | History

Dawson City: Frozen Time, pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s - 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, in Dawson City, located about 350 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Using these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic), Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation - and through that collection, how a First Nation hunting camp was transformed and displaced.




Friday, March 2, 2018

Don't pass up these new films. Found @ your library!

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 140 minutes

Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn
Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.




A Ghost Story

Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 92 minutes

Director: David Lowery
Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
Genres: Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Resonating with vibrant memories and silent echoes of a shared life, the old house is somehow connected to "C", a sensitive composer who is hesitant of leaving it, while his loving wife "M", on the other hand, is keen on moving out, having an indecipherable but grim premonition of danger. Sadly, disaster soon strikes, and C's untethered spectre which detaches from the lifeless body, rises from the mortician's table, and in a swift decision, decides to linger in this dimension to faithfully follow the grieving M back to the old house. As silent as a shadow and as invisible as the air, C's unappeasable phantom observes M's denial and depression gradually turn to acceptance and even hope, as time unravels, moving forward through the decades. In this earth, man struggles to leave his legacy behind. Is this the way to immortality?




Colossal

Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 110 minutes

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson
Genres: Action | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.




Monday, February 26, 2018

More new bestsellers have hit the shelves!



In This Moment: A Novel by Karen Kingsbury



“Kingsbury's latest is an interesting story about the modern climate of religious freedom in the United States. However, one has to muddle through some factual inaccuracies and heavy-handed preaching of doom and gloom in order to find the key ideas...” 







Robicheaux: A Novel by James Lee Burke



“Heaven-storming prose…the intimations of mortality that have hovered over this series for 30 years have never been sharper or sadder.”








Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill



“A four-pack of mayhem in this sparkling collection of short novels. . . .Worth waiting in line for, if you’re a Hill fan. If you’re not, this is the book to turn you into one.”






Tom Clancy Power and Empire (A Jack Ryan Novel) by Marc Cameron



“[Cameron] enters Clancyworld with the chops to allow the formidable Clark and the president-we-wish-we-had Ryan to save the world again...Another turbocharged, take-no-prisoners Ryan yarn.”




Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman



“[T]his is a novel that begins with the words, ‘Once upon a time,’ and its strength is a Hoffman hallmark: the commingling of fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle. The Owens children can’t escape who they are. Like the rest of us, they have to figure out the best way to put their powers to use.”





Friday, February 23, 2018

... Based on a true story....

Dunkirk

Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 106 minutes

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Genres: Action | Drama | History | Thriller | War

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.



A Quiet Passion

Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Run Time: 126 minutes


Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams
Genres: Biography | Drama

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.




The Big Sick

Rated: R Restricted
Run Time: 120 minutes

Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Genres: Comedy | Drama | Romance

Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NEW Bestsellers have hit the shelves @ your library!


Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

“Captivating, charming . . . . [Kelly] pulls back the curtain separating the myth of the astronaut from its human realities. . . . It is easy to imagine future generations of explorers and daredevils harnessing the lessons and truths within the pages of ‘Endurance’ as the blueprints for their own trips into the unknown.”





Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived by Antonin Scalia and Christopher J. Scalia

"Reading Scalia Speaks — the marvelous collection of his speeches, lovingly compiled by his son and a former law clerk — brought Nino back to life for me."




Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas

“Metaxas knows how to tell a story and how to develop characters, and this talent makes his narrative at once gripping and accessible . . . an excellent glimpse of the whole of Luther’s life.”





Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith

“[A] wild glimpse into a future that may or may not involve space elevators and brain-computer interfaces and programmable matter. . . . [Kelly and Zach Weinersmith] sift through mountains of literature and pick the brains of the researchers at the forefront of things like bioprinting (like 3-D printing, only more bio) and augmented reality (like reality, only more augmented), turning a skeptical yet exuberant eye toward the technologies of tomorrow.”


The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway

“Scott Galloway’s The Four is a bareback ride upon the four horses of the economic apocalypse – Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. It is a timely exposition of the nature and concentration of power in the world today and, as a result, is much more than just a business book…The book contains more insights and provocative ideas than Amazon has Boeing 767s… My recommendation is to walk down to your local book store and buy this – or more likely, buy it on Amazon.”




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