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New books this week:

under-the-domeUnder the Dome – Stephen King  When the smalltown of Chester’s Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside must exert themselves to survive. The situation deteriorates rapidly due to the dome’s ecological effects and the machinations of Big Jim Rennie… (Publiser’s Weekly)

broken jewelBroken Jewel – David L. Robbins For three years after the fall of Manila, 2,100 Allied civilians have been imprisoned at Los Baños Internment Camp, 40 miles to the southeast and notorious for its horrendous conditions. American Remy Tuck, the camp’s resident gambler, struggles daily with his Japanese army captors to keep his community of Americans, Brits, and Dutch alive, as they stave off starvation and protect one another from vicious punishments. (from the publisher)

wishin and hopinWishin’ and Hopin’ – Wally Lamb Back in his beloved fictional town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, with a new cast of endearing characters,(at) St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School—where Mother Filomina’s word is law and goody-two-shoes Rosalie Twerski is sure to be minding everyone’s business. But grammar and arithmetic move to the back burner this holiday season with the sudden arrivals of substitute teacher Madame Frechette, straight from QuÉbec, and feisty Russian student Zhenya Kabakova. (from the publisher)

familyA Friend of the Family – Laura Grodstein Peter Dizinoff, a successful New Jersey doctor, is struggling to adjust to the aftermath of his actions as the foundation of his personal and professional life crack beneath his feet. At the center of his troubles is his beloved son Alec, who deflates his father’s high expectations when he drops out of college after just three semesters and moves into the apartment above their garage. (from Amazon.com “Best Books of November”)

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New in DVD this week

bloodBlood: The Last Vampire – Demons have infested Earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all.

food incFood, Inc. – Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

gi joeG.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra – The G.I. Joe team, armed with the coolest hi-tech gadgets and weapons, travels the world from the Egyptian desert to the polar ice caps in a high stakes pursuit of Cobra, an evil international organization threatening to use a technology that could bring the world to its knees (also available in Blu-ray).

i_love_you_beth_cooperI Love You, Beth Cooper – When Denis, the geekiest guy in high school, proclaims his love for super-popular Beth Cooper, during his valedictorian speech, everyone is…well… speechless! But the real shock comes that night when Beth shows up at Denis’ house with her two best friends to show him how the cool kids party.

taking of pelhamThe Taking of Pelham 123 – Walter Garber  is a New York City subway dispatcher whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. Ryder, the criminal mastermind behind the hijacking and leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour.

New in DVD

ice ageIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

il divoIl Divo – The story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who has been elected to Parliament seven times since is was established in 1946.

imagine-thatImagine That – A financial executive who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

nothing likeNothing Like the Holidays – A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

rageRage – A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell-phone.

whatever worksWhatever Works – Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence, lifelong New York resident Boris Yellnikoff rants to anyone who will listen.

New Books: Out tomorrow

Here are some of the books that will be released tomorrow, October 27, 2009.  Click one the links to reserve your copy!

last nightLast Night in Twisted River by John Irving A trio of tragic events … exiles widower and camp cook Dominic Baciagalupo and his son Danny from a mid-century logging outpost called Twisted River. They leave behind the Bunyan-esque lumberjack Ketchum–a gruff, eccentric, dyed-in-the-wool Yankee–who remains their sole connection to the past. What’s next neither father nor son knows…(Amazon)

true blueTrue Blue by David Baldacci Mason “Mace” Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she’s back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more.  (from the publisher)

AngelTime-CvrAngel Time by Anne Rice Anne Rice returns (with) a metaphysical thriller about angels and assassins.  The novel opens in the present. At its center: Toby O’Dare—a contract killer of underground fame on assignment to kill once again. A soulless soul, a dead man walking, he lives under a series of aliases… (from the publisher)

grave secretGrave Secret by Charlaine Harris Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.  (from the publisher)

you better notYou Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection he recounts Christmases past and present—as only he could. With gimleteyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.  (from the publisher)

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

transformersTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Autobots have formed an alliance with the U.S. government, creating an elite team led by Major Lennox, in an effort to snuff out any remaining Decepticons that show up. The bad guys keep coming, and it turns out that a much more menacing force than Megatron is out there–and it is looking for something on Earth that is tied to the very origin of the Transformers race. (Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.)

New in DVD

drag me to hellDrag Me to Hell – Christine Brown  is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend , a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she’s forced to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse.

 

 

land of the loseLand of the Lost Dr. Rick Marshall gets more than he bargained for when his expedition takes a wrong turn into the Land of the Lost. Now, Marshall, his crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist named Will, have no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in a world full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures.

 

proposalThe Proposal – Margaret is a workaholic, tyrannical book editor who suddenly finds her career in jeopardy as she faces deportation back to Canada. Her solution is to simply fake an engagement to her unsuspecting assistant Andrew, who in turn blackmails her for a promotion. However, when Margaret is forced to head to Alaska with Andrew to visit his family in an effort to make their story believable to the deportation officers, they soon realize that their plan may not be so simple after all.

– posted by Sonia

Just a few of the new mysteries on order…

… and available for reserve.  Generally, books that the library has on order are available to be placed on hold.  You can do this on our online catalog or in person at any public desk.

monster box picThe Monster in the Box: an Inspector Wexford novel by Ruth Rendell  ” … takes Inspector Wexford back to his days as a young policeman, and to the man he has long suspected of murder — serial murder.” – from the publisher

necessary blood picNecessary As Blood by Deborah Crombie “In this … addition to Deborah Crombie’s acclaimed mystery series, a disappearance, a murder, and a child in danger lead Scotland Yard detectives Gemma James and Duncan Kincaid into London’s legendary East End—a neighborhood where the rich and the poor, the ambitious and the dangerous, collide—to solve one of the most challenging and disturbing cases they’ve ever faced.” -from the publisher

blood game picBlood Game by Iris Johansen “Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood.”- from the publisher

scarpetta picThe Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell “It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta—despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN—to offer her services pro bono to New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events.” -from the publisher

-posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services