New DVDs

movie nightWhiskey Tango Foxtrot: Based on journalist Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban shuffle: strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002. With Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Eye in the Sky: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. With Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman

Gods of Egypt: Inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love.

Hail, Ceasar!: An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. With Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio.

London has Fallen: After the British Prime Minister mysteriously passes away, his funeral is an event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Toula and Ian have raised a headstrong daughter while trying to keep the spark alive. But just as they think they’re balancing an independent teen, aging parents, and the rest of the irrepressible clan, the reveal of a shocking secret will bring the three generations of this family closer than ever as they plan a bigger, fatter and Greeker wedding!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in nineteenth century England is faced with a new challenge, an army of undead zombies.

10 Cloverfield Lane: A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she’s locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Zootopia: Zootopia is a city like no. When optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox.

13 Hours: A gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked in the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell: Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

Title Wave by Lorna Barrett: Tricia and Angelica leave Booktown behind for a pleasure cruise, but they’re going to need their life jackets because a murderer has also booked passage.

End of Watch by Stephen King: The diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Despite his vegetative state, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand: When a struggling celebrity chef takes his own life, his first wife and childhood sweetheart, Laurel Rowe, sets out to gather Deacon’s far-flung family on the island. Secrets are revealed, confidences are shared, and bonds are formed as they say goodbye to the man they loved.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Taylor: Anne Tyler’s modern retelling of the Shakespeare play “The taming of the shrew.

The Summer Before the War by Summer Simonson: Just as eccentric Latin teacher Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.

The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz: When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen is a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers as she unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire.

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda: Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she and a group of friends were suspects when Corinne–Nic’s best friend– disappeared. Within days of Nic’s return, she is plunged into a shocking drama when the group’s alibi ten years previously, goes missing.

Magic by Danielle Steel: A dazzling contemporary novel that vividly portrays the glamorous White Dinners that occur annually in Paris, and the ups and downs of three interconnected couples for whom the dinners have become a tradition.

The Games by James Patterson: Investigator Jack Morgan is Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious as Jack discovers that someone is trying to sabotage the games.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormThe Only Thing Worse than Me is You by Lily Anderson: After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a fandom-based tentative friendship when their best friends start dating each other, but after Trixie’s friend gets expelled for cheating they have to choose which side they are on.

The Crown by Kiera Cass: Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

The Scandal by John Grisham: When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right.

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories: Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom.

Once by Anna Carey: In the second book of this dystopian adventure, Eve will come face to face with the king who has been ruthlessly hunting her–and learn shocking truth about who she really is

Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross: The spirit of Wren Noble is lonely even though she talks with her living twin sister Lark. Then Wren meets Noah, the spirit of a young man who died a century ago. But Noah has a dark influence on Wren and Lark’s distrust of him drives the sisters apart for the first time.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers: After being assaulted by the sheriff’s son, Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.

The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood — those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court.

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives

The Ghostfaces by John Flangan: When a massive storm at sea blows the Brotherband crew off course to a land so far west Hal cannot recognize it from his maps, they face an unknown enemy.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Last Mile by David Baldacci: Convicted murderer Melvin Mars counts down the last hours before his execution when he’s granted an unexpected reprieve. Another man has confessed to the crime. Due to striking similarities to his own life, new FBI agent Amos Decker takes an interest in the case.

The Sorcerer’s Daughter by Terry Brooks: The daughter of a reviled sorcerer, Leofur is nothing like her dreaded father. When her life-partner, Paxon Leah, leaves on a dangerous mission, Leofur protects Paxon’s sister. When she is abducted Leofur is forced to choose between saving Paxon from a mission gone awry, or hiring the services of the best tracker in the world to go after her life-partner’s sister.

The Revelation Code by Andy Mcdermott: On the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a CIA special forces unit met with Arab rebels near long-hidden ancient ruins, a place from which the Americans were direly warned to stay away. But team member Ezekiel Cross didn’t listen and made an astounding discovery – one worth killing for. Now Cross is a ruthless cult leader on an ominous mission.

Beyond the Ice Limit by Preston and Child: That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now … With these words begins Gideon Crew’s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Patrick Phaedra: Arthur Pepper, widowed and sorting through his wife’s possessions, finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met.

The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity: When Matthew Kerney returns to his ranch in the beautiful San Andres Mountains after serving in Sicily during World War II, he must not only fight to recover physically and emotionally from a devastating war injury, but he must also battle attempts by the U.S. Army to seize control of his land for expanded weapons testing

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin: With The Twelve destroyed, many wonder if the threat to humankind also has vanished. But then a terrifying threat shudders the gates of the colony…and Amy–the girl who must save the world, Peter, Alicia, and Michael must at last confront their destinies

As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark: Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts.

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman: Lillian’s rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like her whimsical motherly persona, and when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews: When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

The Highwayman by Craig Johnson: When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They’re coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago.

All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank: Prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman, are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.

Night Shift by Charlaine Harris: At Midnight’s pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating texts, discovers why Midnight is the town it is.

Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman: Luisa “Lu” Brant is the first female state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home.

Gray Matter by Nick Pirog: Thomas is having a rough go. His girl left him. He’s alone on Thanksgiving. He’s out of waffles. And now someone is trying to kill him.

Hounded by David Rosenfelt: When Carpenter gets a phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, who discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Diza, Pete asks him to take care of the Diza’s boy and dog until he is cleared of Danny’s murder so they won’t get thrown in the “system”.

Flight Patterns by Karen White: Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work requires her to her family home on the coast of Florida, she finds solace in seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled .

The Island House by Nancy Thayer: Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants

The Apartment by Danielle Steel: A memorable ensemble cast of four young women share a beautiful loft apartment in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and experience the glamour and challenges of city life, love and career in this irresistible contemporary story.

New Nonfiction

new bookwormRuthless by Ron Miscavige: The only book to examine the origins of Scientology’s current leader, Ruthless tells the revealing story of David Miscavige’s childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father.

Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha: The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the thirteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha.

Shoe Dog by Philip H. Knight: Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper: A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt.

Smoke the Donkey by Kate Folsom: Smoke the Donkey recounts the strong friendship between Colonel Folsom and this stray donkey and the massive challenges of reuniting Smoke with Folsom in the United States following Folsom’s retirement.

Changing Normal: how I helped by husband beat cancer by Marilu Henner: The story of Marilu and Michael, told from both points of view after the two reconnected after years apart, fell in love, and then went through the diagnosis and treatment of Michael’s cancer.

The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega: In 1971 Paulette Cooper wrote a scathing book about the Church of Scientology, then Scientology unleashed on her one of the most sinister personal campaigns the free world has ever known. The onslaught, which lasted years, ruined her life, and drove her to the brink of suicide. The story of Paulette’s terrifying ordeal is told in full for the first time.

The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore: Relates the investigation of nine skeletons that were found in 1991 and identified as Tsar Nicholas and his family. Discusses the imprisonment and assassination of the family and Anna Anderson who claimed to be Grand Dutchess Anastasia.

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick: An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton: Describes the violent history between the frontiersmen and the Native Americans in the Southwestern borderlands by following Mickey Free, a mixed-blood warrior who played a pivotal role in the fighting as he pursued the Apache Kid.

New Fiction

new bookwormThat Darkness by Lisa Black: Cleveland forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner investigates a female teenaged victim that no one has reported missing, and a killer with a unique sense of justice.

The Fireman by Joe Hill: A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one. Dragonscale marks its hosts with beautiful marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. No one is safe.

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben: Former special ops pilot Maya sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to?

The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen: For his whole life, the boy has lived underground, in a basement with his disfigured family. When fireflies arrive, the light makes the boy want to escape and know the outside world. The problem is, all the doors are locked. And he doesn’t know how to get out.

The Obsession by Nora Roberts: As a child Naomi unintentionally revealed horrible crimes committed by her father. As an adult she has found a new life. The locals, especially Xander Keaton, want to know more about her, but she’s learned time and again that her past is never more than a nightmare away.

 Tall Tail by Reta Mae Brown: Returning to Virginia’s post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences.

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray: Presents a prequel to Star Wars: The force awakens, set roughly six years before the events of the film.

The Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA.

Riders on the Orphan Train by Allison Moore: This is the story of two children from very different backgrounds, Ezra Duval and Elizabeth Farrell, who find themselves on the same train heading West in 1918. Their odyssey is a story of dislocation, loss, and the search for home that is at the heart of the American experience.

15th Affair by James Patterson: As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

New DVDs

movie nightThe Choice: Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor who’s never considered a serious relationship–until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever.

Deadpool: Tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Dirty Grandpa: Jason Kelly, an uptight lawyer headed down the wrong path, is tricked by his rambunctious grandpa, Dick, into taking an outrageous road trip. While his methods may be unconventional, Dick is determined to teach him how to live life on his own terms.

The 5th Wave: Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan is trying to survive a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion, while trying to save her five-year-old brother Sam from a training camp that was created by the Others (the aliens).

The Forest: A woman goes into Japan’s suicide forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

 How to be Single: A young woman searches for love in New York City in this romantic comedy based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo.

Joy: A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.

She’s Funny That Way: A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.

Suffragette: The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Victor Frankenstein: Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today.

New Overdrive Audiobooks

devicesZero K by Don DeLillo: Jeffrey father, Ross, is the primary investor in a secret compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medicine and technology can reawaken them. Jeffrey disapproves. Thus begins an emotionally resonant novel that weighs the darkness of the world against the beauty of everyday life.

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom: Continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock: Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Charles Bock earned vast critical acclaim for his debut novel, Beautiful Children. Now, in Alice & Oliver, he has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears as they fight for everything that’s important to them.

A Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury: Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a brand new orphanage. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with.

Apostles by Tom Bissell: Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell examines not just who these men were (and weren’t), but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia.

 Bullies by Alex Abramovich: Two men, once mortal enemies, reunite in adulthood and begin to examine  questions that are thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait Oakland, a beautiful and terrible city.

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake: An emotionally gripping portrait of postwar Japan, where a newly repatriated girl must help a classmate find her missing sister.

Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James: Three years after her husband, Alex, disappeared, shot down over Germany, Jo Manders still mourns his loss. But there is much she never knew about her husband’s origins … and the revelation of a mysterious death in the Forsyths’ past is just the beginning.

Extreme Prey by John Sandford: Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation–no longer employed. But his friend the governor is up a presidential campaign and soon they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor and anyone who gets in the way.

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New Overdrive Ebooks Fiction

devicesBoar Island by Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon handles a case of cyber-bullying and stalking when Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. The three sequester themselves on Boar Island, but the stalker has followed them east.

Mercy by Daniel Palmer: Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die—until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together.

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton: Five years into a 25 year prison sentence, Nick Mason receives an offer that will grant his release. He accepts, but the deal comes with a terrible price. Nick will ultimately have to risk everything—his family, his sanity, and even his life—to finally break free.

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews: When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon on Belle Isle, North Carolina, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis: Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum—but it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life when a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace’s brilliant mind beneath her rage and recruits her as his assistant.

 Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo: The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life.

Fire Bound by Christine Freehan: Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers, her skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave: From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Bee, a spellbinding novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of WWII London.

Treasured by Sheryl Woods: Wealthy Ben Carlton stays hidden away in rural Virginia with only his artistic talent and his troubled memories for company. But when he met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan at the urging of his matchmaking aunt Destiny, his wounded heart began to open.

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Book to Movie

Inspired by the characters in Lewis Carrol’s classic stories, Tim Burton’s new film will be in theatres in a few short weeks. While he has departed wildly from the plot, it promises to be visually stunning. In the meantime, why not enjoy the original tales, which are wonderful stories that certainly leave no room for improvement. Both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass are available in our collection at JF CAR.