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 Holiday Titles @ your library

Tanya’s Christmas by Tanya Burr: Presented as a countdown to the main event and into the New Year, this beautiful book has over 50 sumptuous recipes and thoughtful craft projects from cyber lifestyle guru Tanya Burr. At every step, bestselling author Tanya suggests easy ways for you, your family and friends to create special memories together that will last a lifetime.

Holiday Slow Cooker by Leigh Ann Wilkes: Covering all the major holidays of the year from Thanksgiving and Christmas to 4th of July and Cinco de Mayo, you’ll make parties and entertaining a breeze while impressing your family and guests with 100 traditional recipes, including appetizers and breakfast.

Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire: Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Return by Anne Perry: A festive Christmas package left on Mariah’s doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim’s widow. Though the gift is a reminder of that tragic time, in the spirit of the season Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconciling with her friend and solving the crime that drove them apart

The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans: A man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past. Along the way he finds more than he could possibly have imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love.

The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy Sullivan is suffering from depression after a miscarriage following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. She and her husband are invited for Christmas at a mansion on the Hudson, and they accept, expecting a peaceful and relaxing holiday season. Not long after they arrive, however, they start to feel the tension in the house’s atmosphere.

How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews: Meg’s husband has decided to escalate his one-man show of A Christmas Carol into a full-scale. When a famous, although slightly over-the-hill, actor comes to town to play the starring role of Scrooge, no one expects that he’s bringing a lot of baggage and enemies with him.

Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand: With Bart back from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a joyous holiday. And Bart’s safe return isn’t the family’s only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life; Patrick is getting back on his feet; Ava thinks she’s finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn’t be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber: Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects–or desires.

 

New Fiction

The Child Finder by Rene Denfield: Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison’s disappearance can only be the result of an abduction.

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben: Nap Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks — and Maura, the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother’s death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he’s been looking for.

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris: Robin and Aurora’s newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn’t Virginia’s.

The Proving by Beverly Lewis: After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What’s more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind.

Deep Freeze by John Sandford: Virgil returns to Trippton, Minnesota, where a woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There’s a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years’ worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood.

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn: Rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn proved to be indispensable to Emperor Palpatine and the Empire. Ever ambitious, one promotion followed another. Follow the events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy as Thrawn rises to Admiral.

Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford: When eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers attorney Justin Glass a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away. All that is found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body–and the bodies of twelve other African American teens, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin.

Origin by Dan Brown: Robert Langdon arrives at the unveiling of a discovery by Kirsch that “will change the face of science forever”.  But the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

New YA Fiction

Turtle All the Way Down by John Green: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater: At the heart Bicho Raro, Colorado, you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change the future. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat, Loki’s demonic ship full of zombies.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: Travel to Grishnaverse, a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a love struck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Expelled by James Patterson: Expelled over The Photo that was posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster, seventeen, is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust: Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything–unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.

The Final Spark by Richard Paul Evans: The Electroclan embarks on a daring rescue mission when Michael Vey goes missing.

When It’s Real by Erin Watt: Meet Oakley Ford — teen celebrity and charming troublemaker. Oakley’s publicity team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down. Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life–right?

New Fiction

Tell Tale by Jeffrey Archer: Revel in the stories of the 1930’s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.

Crazy Like a Fox by Rita Mae Brown: An investigation into a missing and valuable object flushes out murder, ghosts, and old family rivalries. Now “Sister” Jane Arnold and a pack of four-legged friends must catch the scent of a killer and unearth a long-buried truth.

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham: Three students who have borrowed heavily to attend a third-rate law school realize they have been caught in a scam when they discover that the school’s owner also owns a bank specializing in student loans, and plot to expose the scam.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Walker: For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier: An uneventful Thanksgiving season is shattered by the overdose-related death of a wealthy investor’s daughter, a tragedy that Lucy Stone links to the possible schemes of the victim’s pregnant stepmother.

The Color of Fear by Marcia Muller: Sharon, is woken up to news that her father has been the victim of a racially-motivated attack. With little progress on the investigation from the police, Sharon resolves to track down her father’s attackers herself.

A Casualty of War by Charles Todd: Bess Crawford meets Captain Alan Travis when he’s brought into her forward aid station disoriented from a head wound, Bess is alarmed that he believes his distant English cousin, Lieutenant James Travis, shot him. When it appears James couldn’t have shot him, the Captain’s sanity is questioned. Still, Bess wonders how such an experienced officer could be so wrong.

Fairytale by Danielle Steel: Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer. Six months after, Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of her father’s new wife. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother’s mercy.

 

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.

Based on the Book

The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio releases tomorrow. The movie is based on Michael Punke’s novel who is from Torrington, Wyoming! The story is about legendary explorer Hugh Glass, who is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

The book has recently been added to the collection, so stop in and check it out before or after seeing the movie!

Based on the Book(s)

The Heart of the Sea is in theaters today and has promised to deliver some spectacular visual effects! This adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s nonfiction title In the Heart of the Sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex tells the true story of a whalingship sunk by a sperm whale off of Nantucket in the early 1800’s. The event served as Herman Melville’s inspiration for the classic Moby Dick. Both titles are available for checkout here in the library.

Based on the Book

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars), Paper Towns is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love.

This title is available in our collection at YA GRE, and since the movie won’t be released for a few weeks,  there is still time to read it before the movie comes out!