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Strange is the night

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:24
by Miskowski, S. P.,
Publisher Trepidatio Publishing, 2017.
249 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F MIS
Summary "An uncompromising collection of thirteen modern tales of desire and self-destruction"--Provided by the publisher

A natural : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:24
by Raisin, Ross, 1979-
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
386 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F RAI
Summary Give it Tom. Every lunchtime, every P.E. game, bouncing off the walls for years. Give it Tom. Give it Tom. Tom Pearman has been tipped for football stardom all his young life. But after spending his teenage years training with a Premier League team, the bright future he imagined for himself disappears from one day to the next when he finds out his club has decided to let him go. Now he's nineteen, away from home, playing for a tiny club in a town he doesn't know. Shy and introverted - but desperate for recognition - Tom finds himself forced to navigate the dominant personalities and shifting relationships that rule the team. Along the way, he will also be forced to question whether he can reconcile his own desires with professional success.

Die Bluthochzeit [DVD videorecording] = The wedding party

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Deruddere, Dominique.
Publisher TLA Releasing, [2007], c2005.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Mark and Sophie are getting married at a beautiful enclosed chateau. When the thick-headed owner and groom's maniacal father go head to head over an appetizer, "till death do us part" takes on a whole new meaning.

Red [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs. Rouge = Three colors. Red

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Jacob, Irène.
Publisher Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A seductive story of forbidden love and the unknowable mystery of coincidence as a young model meets an unusual stranger.

Beauty and the beast [DVD videorecording] = Belle et la bête

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Paulvé, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2003.
Newly restored special ed.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

Blue [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs, bleu = Three colors, blue

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kieślowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment : Buena Vista Home Video [distributor, 2003]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer, and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings, grief, and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously, and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistibly draws her back to the land of the living.

Rhapsody in August [DVD videorecording] = Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki.

A song for Martin [DVD videorecording] = En säng för Martin

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kolvig, Lars.
Publisher First Look Home Entertainment, [2003], c2001.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all.

Agatha Christie's Poirot. The movie collection set 1

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Suchet, David.
Publisher Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2003.
3 videodiscs (309 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Summary "The incomparable, the brilliant, the impeccable Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's diminutive Belgian sleuth, takes on three baffling cases in these special movie-length episodes of the popular TV series seen on PBS and A&E. Starring David Suchet, these stories offer more of the elegant, smart and richly entertaining viewing the series' millions of fans adore.' -- Back of container.

Yes, Minister [DVD videorecording] : the complete collection

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Allen, Stuart.
Publisher Warner Home Video, c2003.
[Full screen]
4 videodiscs (10 hr., 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, battles career civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Hawa [DVD videorecording] = Havā

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Tabu, 1970 November 4-
Publisher Eros International, [2003]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Hawa begins when divorcee Renu (Tabu) moves into her new bungalow in Manali with her two kids, younger brother, and a dog. The house is haunted by an invisible spirit that takes liking to Renu and then rapes her. On another night, the spirit attacks her again and worse, it takes away her youngest daughter. Soon Renu consults a psychiatrist-exorcist, who she thinks can solve the problem. The rest of the story traces her efforts to get her daughter back and solve the mystery.

Dinner game [DVD videorecording] = Le Dîner de cons

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col., stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

House of fools [DVD videorecording] = Dom durakov

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kleiman, Felix.
Publisher Paramount Classics, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with a soldier, which leaves her boyfriend in a lurch.

Brasil [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Heltai, Annemarie.
Publisher Fahrt Imagens Digitais Ltda ; Gaia Films 2003.
[Widescreen version].
1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Video travelogue shows the attractions of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Iguaçu Falls with its hydroelectric plant and national park.

Pornografia [DVD videorecording] = Pornography

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Kolski, Jan Jakub.
Publisher Heritage Films : Distributed by MGE, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Adaptation of Witold Gombrowicz novel, set in 1943 in occupied Poland. Two older men visiting a country estate become obsessed with the lives of their host's adolescent daughter and the son of the local bailiff. As they try to ignite a love affair between the two young people their personalities become submerged and they eventually become the victims of their own manipulations.

Umberto D. [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:21
by Rizzoli, Angelo.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2003], c1952.
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.

Whispers of warning

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:19
by Estevao, Jessica
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
323 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number M EST
Summary "Ruby Proulx's new life in Orchard Beach, Maine, faces some sinister complications in the next Change of Fortune Mystery by Jessica Estevao. "Free from the clutches of her con artist father, Ruby Proulx is starting to settle in at the Belden, her aunt Honoria's seaside hotel. She loves finally being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps Honoria keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel's metaphysically inclined guests. When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist, Sophronia Foster Eldridge checks into the hotel for a monthlong stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expands outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to fight for women's rights. But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia's appearance in Old Orchard. When a dangerous act of sabotage is carried out and a body is found floating in the pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to find answers--and in the process learns that her new friend has been hiding some deadly secrets of her own."--

Lost luggage

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:19
by Thomas, Wendall,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition.
249 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M THO
Summary "Cyd Redondo, a young, third-generation Brooklyn travel agent who specializes in senior citizens, has never ventured farther than New Jersey. Yet even Jersey proves risky when her Travel Agents' Convention fling, Roger Claymore, leaves her weak in the knees--and everywhere else--then sneaks out of her Atlantic City hotel room at three a.m. Back in Brooklyn, when she reads about smugglers stopped at JFK with skinks in their socks or monkeys down their pants, she never imagines she will join their ranks. But days after the pet store owner next door to Redondo Travel is poisoned, Cyd wins a free safari. Her boss, Uncle Ray, wants to cash it in for computers, but Cyd is determined to go. When Roger turns up at the Redondo clan's door, Cyd invites him along as her "plus one." And just like that she is thrown heels-first into the bizarre and sinister world of international animal smuggling"--


New Adult Fiction - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:19
by Adams, Brock, 1982-
Publisher Hub City Press, 2017.
318 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F ADA
Summary Three years ago, the sun began to die. In a desperate attempt to reignite the failing star, the United States had joined the rest of the planet in unloading its nuclear arsenal at the flickering ember. The missiles burst from silos in Wyoming and Bangladesh, cocooning the earth in tendrils of smoke as they began their two-and-a-half year journey into space. When they finally reach their target, its thirty degrees in July and getting colder. Lisa and her husband, Guy, sit shivering on a Southern hilltop, watching as humanity's last hope at survival shimmers faintly...and then disappears below the horizon.

Uncommon type : some stories

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 06:19
by Hanks, Tom,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number F HAN
Summary "A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!"--Publisher annotation.