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New Adult Fiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Kietzman, Susan,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
328 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F KIE
Summary For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children's Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life. Over the course of an eventful year, the three will meet every other Wednesday to talk, plan--and find the freedom, and the courage, to redefine themselves.

Since we fell

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M LEH
Summary After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

Diary of a chambermaidJournal [DVD videorecording] = d'une femme de chambre

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Jacquot, Benoît, 1947-
Publisher Cohen Media Group, [2016] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Resentful young Parisian chambermaid Celestine finds herself exiled to a position in the provinces where she must humbly submit to the iron rules and pettiness of her high-handed bourgeois mistress while rebuffing the groping advances of Monsieur and contending with her fascination with the brooding gardener, Joseph.

Horns [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Aja, Alexandre, 1978-
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR HOR
Summary A supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance follows Ig Perrish, the number one suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin. Hung over from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover what happened to his girlfriend and exact revenge on her killer.

2017 Grammy nominees [sound recording].

New Music - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Beyoncé, 1981-
Publisher Atlantic, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP GRA 2017

The nowhere man [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 14 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HUR
Summary "Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets--i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But the new head of the Orphan program hasn't forgotten about him and is using all of his assets--including the remaining Orphans--to track down and eliminate Smoak. But this time, the attack comes from a different angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, heavily guarded from all approaches. They think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don't know who they're dealing with--that they've trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful Orphans"--

Body kindness : transform your health from the inside out- and never say diet again

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Scritchfield, Rebecca,
Publisher Workman Publishing, [2016]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 613 SCR
Summary "Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body"--

The cuckoo [DVD videorecording] = Kukushka

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Selyanov, Sergei, 1955-
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In a land torn apart by war, two men on opposite sides are about to find out they have one thing in common. Wounded and emotionally tortured, they are taken in by Anni, a young war widow. None of them understands the others' languages, but it doesn't seem to matter. After a hard day at work on Anni's farm, who needs words?

Wire in the blood. Mermaids singing [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Green, Robson.
Publisher Lance Entertainment, Inc., 2003.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is called upon to help the police solve a series of brutal murders in the northern English town of Bradfield.

White [DVD videorecording] = Three colors, white

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Zamachowski, Zbigniew.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Last in a trilogy of films (Trois couleurs = Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her.

Dinner game [DVD videorecording] = Le Dîner de cons

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
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.

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

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
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 - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
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.

Never on Sunday [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Mercouri, Melina, 1925-
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The Pygmalion-like story of a Greek prostitute and the American who decides to educate her in the hope that she will abandon her streetwalking.

The uninvited [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Yi, Su-yŏn.
Publisher Panik House Entertainment, [2003]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A soon-to-be married man Chong-won starts to see ghosts sitting at his dining table after he witnessed dead children in a subway car.

Hawa [DVD videorecording] = Havā

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
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.

House of fools [DVD videorecording] = Dom durakov

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
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.

Good grief [CD sound recording]: heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Caputo, Theresa.
Publisher Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 133.91 CAP
Summary After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, they need spiritual guidance, that's where Theresa comes in.

The first love story [CD sound recording] : Adam, Eve, and us

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Feiler, Bruce S.,
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 222.11 FEI
Summary The author of the best selling Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler, traces the legacy of the most famous couple in history to answer the question: Are Adam and Eve merely the cause of sin, degradation, and mistrust between the sexes, or might they be a source of unity and resilience, and even perhaps inspiration for relationships?

Rising star [CD sound recording] : the making of Barack Obama

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Garrow, David J., 1953-
Publisher Harper Audio, 2017.
44 audio discs (56 1/4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B OBAMA
Summary As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States, the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Bearing the Cross.