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Elmet : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Mozley, Fiona
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F MOZ
Summary "The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector. Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear the family's solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence. As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty." --

A question of faith [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Otto, Kevan,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY QUE
Summary When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs.

American made [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Liman, Doug,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (115 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION AME
Summary The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Barry Seal was just an ordinary pilot who worked for TWA before he was recruited by the CIA in 1978. His work in South America eventually caught the eye of the Medellin Cartel, associated with Pablo Escobar, who needed a man with his skill set. Barry became a drug trafficker, gun smuggler and money launderer. Soon acquiring the title, 'The gringo that always delivers'

Battle of the sexes [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Dayton, Jonathan,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY BAT
Summary In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.

Brad's status [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by White, Mike, 1970-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BRA
Summary A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

Breathe [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Serkis, Andy
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI BRE
Summary The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Despicable me 3 [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Paul, Cinco
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY DES 3
Summary After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother--a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps--one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Jungle

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by McLean, Greg (Film director),
Publisher Momentum Pictures, [2017] ©2017
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION JUN
Summary An enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.

Logan [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Mangold, James,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 137 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION LOG
Summary In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

The Great Wall [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Zhang, Yimou,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 103 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION GRE
Summary European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

The Kennedys. After Camelot [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:16
by Cassar, Jon, 1958-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (approximately 189 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA KEN
Summary Portrays the life of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination of her husband, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as she becomes Jackie O. in life after Camelot. Also portrays the lives of the other Kennedy family members dealing with the conflicts and tragedies in their lives.

Victor Frankenstein [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:16
by McGuigan, Paul, 1963-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA VIC
Summary Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today.

American revolutions : a continental history, 1750-1804

New Nonfiction - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:16
by Taylor, Alan, 1955-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
xvii, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number 973.3 TAY
Summary The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation's founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor's Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain's mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, Patriot crowds harassed Loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a Federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of "We the People," the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a western "empire of liberty" aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders.

CCNA routing and switching complete study guide

New Nonfiction - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:16
by Lammle, Todd,
Publisher Sybex, a Wiley brand, [2016] ©2016
Second edition.
lxv, 1069 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 004.6 CCN

Taj Mahal [DVD videorecording] : a monument of love

Foreign Films - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:15
by Khosla, Robin.
Publisher Eros Multimedia ; Eros Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND TAJ
Summary In the 1600's, Khurram, son of the Mughal Emperor, marries his beloved Arjumand. After he ascends the throne as Shah Jahan, she dies carrying his child, so he builds a monument of love to her memory --the Taj Mahal.

Enigma

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
xiv, 479 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised"--

Little fires everywhere

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Ng, Celeste
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017. ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster--Provided by Publisher.

American wrestler, the wizard [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:14
by Ranarivelo, Alex,
Publisher Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA AME
Summary In this inspiring tale based on true events, seventeen-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the schools' floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.

Beatriz at dinner [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:14
by Arteta, Miguel,
Publisher Roadside Attractions LLC, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY BEA
Summary Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Captain Underpants: the first epic movie [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:14
by Soren, David, 1973-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY CAP
Summary Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

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