New DVDs

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World: When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a world thought to only exist in myth. In this last chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies, and dragon and rider will fight together to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

Outlander Season 4: The Frasers settle in North Carolina at yet another turning point in history – the cusp of the American Revolution – where they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the bloody revolution to come. Meanwhile Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield grow closer in the 20th century but make a shocking discovery that makes them consider following in Claire’s footsteps.

The Upside: A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell, strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Philip Lacasse, in this comedy film. Dell and Philip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. Inspired by a true story.

Operation Finale: Operation Finale follows the thrilling true story of the secret mission led by Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin to infiltrate Argentine and capture Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths during World War II, and bring him to justice.

Escape Room: An intriguing invitation brings six strangers together. Initially, they think they have gathered for a highly immersive escape room, but they soon make the sickening discovery that they are pawns in a sadistic game of life and death. Together, they move from one terrifying scenario to the next as they find clues and solve puzzles. But the players soon learn that exposing their darkest secrets may hold the key to survival.

Greta: Frances, a sweet young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner, Greta. The two become fast friends – but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller.

Love, Of Course: When a university offers Amy a six-week job planning the Harvest Festival with Noah, the professor in charge, Amy shows Noah fun things like pumpkin bowling, he teaches her the art of apple picking . . . and sparks begin to fly between them. It could be perfect timing for these lovebirds when Amy’s job becomes permanent, if only Noah wasn’t considering a professorship in Australia.

13 Reasons Why Season 2: This season picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our character’s complicated journey toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to the discovery that Hannah wasn’t the only one to suffer at the hands of Liberty’s elite. When the whole truth is exposed, no one is spared the consequences.

New Fiction Titles

A Plain Vanilla Murder by Susan Wittig Albert: Sheila, happy to get out from behind the chief’s desk, is investigating the death of a botany professor, a prominent researcher specializing in vanilla orchids. China is trying to help a longtime friend: the dead professor’s ex-wife and a prime suspect in his murder. However, there’s no shortage of other suspects: a betrayed lover, a disgruntled graduate student, jealous colleagues, and a gang of orchid smugglers.

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini: In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party wield violence and lies to seize power. Mildred, Arvid, and their friends resolve to resist and risk their lives to collect information from journalists, military officers, and officials within the highest levels of the Nazi regime. But when Nazi radio operatives detect an errant Russian signal, the Harnack resistance cell is exposed, with fatal consequences.

The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver: A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths: DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters. They are anonymous, yet reminiscent of ones she has received in the past, from the person who drew him into a case that’s haunted him for years. At the same time, Ruth receives a letter purporting to be from that very same person – her former mentor, and the reason she first started working with Nelson. But the author of those letters is dead. Or is he?

The Night Window by Dean Koontz: At first, only Jane stood against the “Arcadian” conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the “adjusted” people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America’s future, Jane will require all her resources–and more–as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.

Homeward Hound by Rita Mae Brown: Amidst the revelry of the Christmas Hunt, mystery and intrigue abound! When the fanfare is interrupted by the discovery of a body, “Sister” Jane Arnold and her company of loyal hounds find themselves faced with a pressing task–to uncover who has killed a beloved club faithful. As always, the gang must untangle the complex web of clues laid before them, and with Sister Jane at the helm, they will not rest until the truth is laid bare.

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake: The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that “used to run the world.” And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year.

The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman: Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact — a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing Biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the

New Nonfiction Titles

The Mueller Report by Robert S. Mueller: There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III’s into President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with: — The 300+ pages of the historic report — An introduction by constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz.

Unfreedom of the Press by Mark Levin: Levin takes the reader on a journey through the early American patriot press, followed by the early decades of the Republic during which newspapers around the young country were open and transparent about their fierce allegiance to one political party or the other, and ending at the start of the Progressive Era and the twentieth century that the supposed “objectivity of the press” first surfaced, leaving us where we are today. Available in both print and audio CD.

Bottles of Lies by Katherine Eban: Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects Middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings?

The Pioneers by David McCullough: In 1788 the first band of pioneers settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough uses five historical personages to tell the uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.

The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy: The author offers a collection of hilarious yet poignant stories that reflect on the way pop culture helped shape his life – and even carved out the foundations of his faith. It’s a witty and winsome exploration of the ways our favorite stories, characters, and conflicts continue to influence our lives.

The Best of Enemies by Osha Davidson Ellis and Atwater met on opposite sides of public school integration. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South’s rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry.

Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern: Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities–discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It’s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.

Mind and Matter by John Urschel: For John Urschel, a love for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. Equally at home with both Bernard Riemann’s notion of infinity and Bill Belichick’s playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge – whether on the field or in the classroom – has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together.

 

 

New Fiction Titles

 

The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland: Gemma’s six-year-old daughter has disappeared out the front door. After what feels like forever, her mother-in-law Diane finds Katie wandering a few streets away. Relieved to have her youngest child back, Gemma thinks the nightmare is over. But then her perfect family starts to fall apart. And she realizes it’s only just beginning.

Triple Jeopardy by Anne Perry: Daniel Pitt’s sister Jemima returns to London after a violent theft just left Jemima’s good friend frightened and missing a treasured family heirloom. The thief appears to be a man named Sydney–a British diplomat stationed in America who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London. As Daniel parses through the evidence, and what begins as a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in crimes far greater–including a possible murder

The Department of Sensitive Crime by Alexander McCall Smith: The Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed . . . in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman’s imaginary boyfriend goes missing. Finally, Varg investigates if nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element.

The Fox by Frederick Forsythe: The Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as “The Fox.” Even more surprisingly, the culprit is revealed to be a young British teenager, Luke Jennings. He has no agenda, no secrets, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition to the U.S. seems likely–until Weston has another idea: If Luke can do this to us, what can he do to our enemies?

Strong to the Bone by Jon Land: Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong pursues a killer who eluded her grandfather more than half a century earlier, a case that reveals a conspiracy connecting a World War II-era Nazi POW camp and a modern-day neo-Nazi gang.

A Taste for Vengeance by Martin Walker: When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation, Bruno is called for help. Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman, and they turn up dead. The Irishman’s background in intelligence and his connection to Monica’s husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running away? How much does her husband really know? What’s the real story behind a scandal buried in the threesome’s military past?

Oath of Office by Marc Cameron: Freedom may have finally arrived in Iran. As protests break out across the country, the media rejoices over the so-called Persian Spring. Only President Jack Ryan remains wary. Meanwhile, he has plenty to handle at home. Two Russian nuclear missiles have been hijacked. The Campus gets their first break when Jack Junior connects with a rogue Russian intelligence officer in Afghanistan–only to be abducted soon after arriving. President Ryan’s toughest challenge emerges: How do you meet an enemy head on, when he won’t even show you his face?

Miracle at St. Andrews by James Patterson (large print edition): Former professional golfer Travis McKinley travels Scotland to the mythical greens at St. Andrews in search of something that can help him achieve a higher plane.