New DVDs

movie nightThe Danish Girl: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Brooklyn: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Effie Gray: Explores the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his young bride Effie Gray, and his protege painter John Everett Millais. After marrying Ruskin, Effie quickly realizes her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the charismatic Millais, and becomes the first woman to request a divorce.

The Peanuts Movie: Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

The Good Dinosaur: In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Our Brand is Crisis: A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine who is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis.

Rock the Kasbah: A music manager is on tour in Afghanistan when he discovers a talented teenager. He convinces the young girl to compete on the television show, Afghan Star.

Wild Card: A bodyguard goes after the sadistic thug who beat his friend, only to find that the object of his wrath is the son of a powerful mob boss.   

The Red Tent: The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob’s only daughter, Dinah.

Game of Thrones Season Five: This season features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that “winter is coming” becomes more ominous than ever before.

Trumbo: Tells the story of Dalton Trumbo’s fight against the U.S. government and Hollywood studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

New Nonfiction

new bookwormComing to Zion by J.A. Griffin: A young man named Jesse Griffen had his heart inflamed with the promise of a place in America called Zion. He was bright and full of idealism, and he believed that he would find the perfect society. What he found instead was more lasting.

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner: An account of the author’s coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon cult describes her childhood on a farm in rural Mexico as one of her father’s more than forty welfare-dependent children and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.

Thirteen Hours by Mitchell Zukoff: The first account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald: An honest account of Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the taming a hawk. At the same time, it’s a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T.H. White, best known for The Once and Future King.

The 17 Day Green Diet by David Zinczenko: Provides instructions for a cleansing weight loss diet utilizing green tea and a few super foods.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: Approaches the questions raised by mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality.

Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson more than 100 techniques for working on more than 35 unique surfaces, including galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam and more.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and a Thousand Cocktails by Mike and Dave Stangle: Two reckless but lovable all-American bros make a strong case for maturing slowly through their outrageous yet enlightening misadventures across this great country of ours.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth: Anna and Luke, both in their prime of life, find themselves in an assisted living facility due to Alzheimer’s, and they form a strong bond. When a tragic incident leads to their separation, caretaker Eve questions what she is willing to risk to help them.

The Wolves by Alex Berenson: John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable wall of security. Now it’s time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission.

Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman: When an actress turns up dead after a public breakdown weeks earlier, Alex Delaware assists lieutenant Milo Sturgis with the case and wonders if there is a connection to the victim’s missing daughter and a second celebrity killing.

Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert: When AP political reporter Lorena Hickok is assigned to cover Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 1932 Democratic candidate FDR, the women become deeply, intimately involved.

The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler: When a power broker’s scheme to build a new Egyptian empire requires his manipulation of a Saharan aquifer, Kurt and Joe race to learn the truth about an underworld plant extract at his disposal that may have the power to restore life to the dead.

Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin: Recently retired John Rebus is brought in on a case when a local gangster receives a mysterious warning similar to one found at a robbery-related death.

Tail Gait by Rita Mae Brown: There’s nothing like a tail well-told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi.

Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin: Through Fifth Avenue socialite Babe Paley, Truman Capote gains unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of her powerful circle. Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake– even when the stories aren’t his to tell.

Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey: Embarking on a plan to finish the motorcycle journey of his Easy Rider heroes in the Florida panhandle, Serge Storms and his sidekick Coleman encounter corrupt politicians, homicides, and mind-altering drugs.

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb: Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy. When a real estate scuffle ends with Dennis Mira taking a blunt object to the back of the head, his wife Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD’s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas, is on the case.

New DVDs

movie nightBlack Mass: The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance between the FBI and mobster Jimmy Bulger, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.

The Martian: After a bad storm blows across Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet he must find a way to signal to Earth and in the meantime, survive on limited supplies.

Spectre: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Goosebumps: Every silver lining has a cloud, and new comer Zach’s comes when he learns that his friend’s  mysterious dad is R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 1: Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family..

Straight Outta Compton: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.

Everest: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, the film documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

The Last Witch Hunter: Tormented by the loss of his family and cursed with immortal life, the last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

Bridge of Spies: James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

The Intern: Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.