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The walls

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Overton, Hollie,
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
405 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1619660.3)
Summary "For fans of The Girl on the Train, The Walls is the most twisted thriller you will read this year. What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections -- handling everything on death row from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity, and it's one that's beginning to take its toll. So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son's martial arts instructor, she believes she has finally found her happy ending. She's wrong. Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence...unless she's willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance -- permanently. The Walls explores domestic violence, the morality of murder, and how far one woman will go to protect her family"--

Dead on arrival : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Richtel, Matt,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
357 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RIC
Summary The bizarre deaths of everyone in a remote Colorado ski town thrusts world-class virologist Lyle Martin into a mystery involving a deadly syndrome that causes him to wonder if the world might be better left unsaved.

The promise of dawn

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Snelling, Lauraine,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F SNE
Summary "In 1910, Signe, her husband, and their boys emigrate from Norway to Minnesota, dreaming of one day owning a farm of their own. But the relatives they've come to stay with are harsh and demanding. As Signe's family is worked to the bone to repay the cost of their voyage, can she learn to trust God through this trial and hold on to hope for a better future?"--

The Blinds

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Sternbergh, Adam.
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Helping maintain an uneasy peace in The Blinds, a rural Texas community of criminal misfits who were given a chance at a new life after having their memories altered, sheriff Calvin Cooper struggles with personal secrets in the wake of a suicide and murder.

Sun at midnight

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Thomas, Rosie,
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017. ©2004
Hardcover edition.
488 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary From the critically acclaimed author and "master storyteller" (Cosmopolitan), a sweeping saga of loss and redemption that centers on Alice, who as a scientist, relies on method, precision, and tangible proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to use her skills to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, and tied to Oxford by her work, it's time to break away. Alice accepts an invitation to travel to the southernmost point of the earth, Antarctica. Upon arrival, she is awestruck by the strangeness of a continent painted in shades of blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. And nothing has prepared her for the close confines of a small base shared with eight men and one other woman. It's in these close quarters that she develops a strong attraction to a man shrouded in danger and mystery. It's in this beautiful but unforgiving environment that Alice discovers something that could change her life forever . . . if she survives.

Stasi child

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:16
by Young, David, 1958-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
408 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M YOU
Summary "1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home... "--

The Lie Tree

New YA Books - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:00
by Hardinge, Frances,
Publisher Amulet Books, 2016.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

Golden boys

New YA Books - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:00
by Hartnett, Sonya,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016.
First U.S. edition.
238 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary Rex and Tabby Jenson and their sons, Colt and Bastian, arrive in Freya Kiley s Australian neighborhood with little fanfare, but their presence sends fissures throughout their modest community.

Kubo and the two strings [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Knight, Travis, 1973-
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016] ©2016
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY KUB
Summary A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Burton, Tim, 1958-
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA MIS
Summary Jake discovers clues to a mystery and stumbles upon Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. However he finds the mystery is deeper than he had thought as he gets to know the residents and learn about their special powers. Jacob discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.

Sully [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Komarnicki, Todd,
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2016] ©2016
Rental [edition]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA SUL
Summary On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger 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.

The disappointments room [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Caruso, D. J.
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (85 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR DIS
Summary The door to heart-pounding terror swings wide open in this gripping psychological thriller based on true events. Looking for a fresh start, Dana, David, and their five-year-old son move from the big city to a rural Southern mansion in need of restoration. But the young family's dream home quickly becomes a chilling nightmare when Dana discovers a hidden room in the attic, unleashing unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal shocking secrets from the past.

The dressmaker [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Moorhouse, Jocelyn, 1960-
Publisher Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA DRE
Summary The Dressmaker tells the story of the beautiful and talented Tilly Dunnage. After years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, Tilly returns home to a town in the Australian outback to reconcile with her eccentric mother Molly. She also falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, and armed with her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly transforms the women of the town, exacting sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

The magnificent seven [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Pizzolatto, Nic, 1975-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION MAG
Summary The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue and the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

When the bough breaks [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 06:00
by Cassar, Jon, 1958-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SUSPENSE WHE
Summary John and Laura Taylor are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna, the perfect woman to be their surrogate, but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late.

Long shot : a sniper novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:58
by Coughlin, Jack, 1966-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States. Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia. From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade"--

Bone tomahawk [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:58
by Zahler, S. Craig,
Publisher Image Entertainment, [2015]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 132 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION BON
Summary Four men from a settlement in the old West must ride to the edge of civilization to find some local townspeople who have been abducted. What they find is an evil beyond imagination and an enemy so brutal, they will never be the same again.

Sing [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:58
by Jennings, Garth,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Special edition.
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY SIN
Summary Sing stars Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world's greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Rosita, an overworked and underappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; and Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family's felonies. Sing is the musical comedy event of the year!

Often I am happy : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:58
by Grøndahl, Jens Christian, 1959-
Publisher Twelve, 2017.
First edition.
169 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F GRO
Summary "Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love"--

Nitro Mountain

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:58
by Johnson, Lee Clay,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First edition.
207 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "Set in a bitterly benighted, mine-polluted corner of Virginia, Nitro Mountain follows a group of people bound together by alcohol, small-time crime and music. There's Leon, a hapless bass player who can embroil himself in trouble just by getting out of bed in the morning. And his would-be girlfriend, Jennifer, who's living with Arnett, the town's most dangerous thug-- and hoping Leon will help her poison him. And there's Arnett himself, a psychopath for the ages-- albeit so charming and deranged, so strikingly authentic, that he arrests the reader's attention at first sight and holds it fast. His mirror image, a singer-songwriter named Jones, has his own moral issues, though at least he's trying to be a good man. The bright if battered soul who pulls us through this story is Jennifer, a vulnerable yet strong woman struggling heroically to survive the endemic hopelessness and violence that have surrounded her since birth"--Dust jacket flap.

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