Newly Added Media Items August 2019

Hi everyone, by request, here is the first monthly post listing the new media items, audiobooks on CD, DVDs and music CDs, that have been added to the library’s collection in the last month.

New items may be requested in person at the library, by calling the library at 607-936-3713 or via the online catalog – StarCat:

New Audiobooks on CD:

CHANCES ARE written by Richard Russo & read by Fred Sanders:
One beautiful September day, three sixty-six-year old men convene on Martha’s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn’t have been more different then, or even today, Lincoln’s a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey, a musician beyond his rockin’ age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971. Now, forty-four years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives and that of a significant other are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery.

THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA Written by J. Ryan Stradal & read by Judith Ivey:
Edith Magnusson’s rhubarb pies are famous in the Twin Cities, they were named the third-best in the state, and St. Anthony-Waterside Nursing Home has quickly becomes the hottest dinner ticket in town. Still, she lays awake wondering how her life might have been different if her father hadn’t left their family farm to her sister Helen, a decision that split their family in two.

THE NICKEL BOYS written by Colson Whitehead & read by JD Jackson:
As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is ‘as good as anyone’, Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory whose mission statement says it provides ‘physical, intellectual and moral training’ so the delinquent boys in their charge can become ‘honorable and honest men’. In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear ‘out back’.

Written by David Baldacci & read by Edoardo Ballerini:
It’s 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do’s and a much longer list of don’ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don’t go to bars, certainly don’t drink alcohol, do get a job–and don’t ever associate with loose women.

Written by Shari Lapena & read by Kirsten Potter:
In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses, and into the owners’ computers as well, learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their little secrets? In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide.

Written by James Patterson & Emily Raymond and read by Gemma Dawson:
A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen. She is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The beasts are real. And so is the great army marching on her castle. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.

UNDER CURRENTS written by Nora Roberts and read by January LaVoy:
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers-and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake-see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane and his sister know the truth: There is something terribly wrong. As his father’s violent, controlling rages-and his mother’s complicity-become more and more oppressive, Zane counts the years, months, days until he can escape. He looks out for little Britt. In fear for his very life, he plays along with the insidious lie that everything is fine, while scribbling his real thoughts in a secret journal he must carefully hide away.

(Available through the Digital Catalog & via the Libby App)
Backlash: A by Brad Thor
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin,
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
Lady in the Lake: A Novel by Laura Lippman
Little Women: Little Women Series, Book 1 by Louisa May Alcott
A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel by M.T. Edvardsson
The New Girl: A Novel by Daniel Silva
The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehea
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuon
Paris, 7 Liza Wieland
Sarum: The Novel of England by Edward Rutherfurd
Say No to the Duke: The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James
Shamed: Kate Burkholder Series, Book 11 by Linda Castillo
Sophia, Princess among Beasts by James Patterson
Tangled by Emma Chase
Temper by Layne Fargo
To Live and Die in Dixie by Mary Kay Andrews
Under Currents: A Novel by Nora Roberts
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

New CDs:

BLUE ROSES by Runaway June
HOTEL LAST RESORT by Violent Femmes
LORD HELP ME FIND MY WAY by The Clinch Mountain Boys & Ralph Stanley II
MADAME X by Madonna
THE TRAVELER by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
WEATHER by Tycho

New DVDs:

3 FACES (2019): Director Panahi begins with a smartphone video shot by a young woman who announces to the camera that her parents haveforbidden her from realizing her dream of acting and then, by all appearances, takes her own life. The recipient of the video, Behnaz Jafari, as herself, asks Panahi, as himself, to drive her to the woman’s tiny home village near the Turkish border to investigate. Dialouge in Persian and Azerbaijani.

ADAM-12: SEASON 1 (1968): Still mourning the death of his former partner, Officer Pete Malloy is teamed with rookie Officer Jim Reed. Together they serve and protect the City of Angels as Adam-12, their unit’s radio call number. Includes all 26 episodes.

AFTER (2019): The story follows Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (2019): When Alita awakens with no memory in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman. And the doctor Ido also tries to shield Alita from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.

THE APOLLO CHRONICLES (2019): Participants, family members, historians, and experts paint a rich portrait of one of the most fascinating achievements in history. It is a story about the people, the events, and the obstacles that comprised one of humanities’ greatest triumphs.

THE BEST OF ENEMIES (2019): Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader, who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

BOJACK HORSEMAN SEASONS 1 & 2 (2019): The title character was the star of the hit TV show Horsin’ Around in the 1990s. Now he’s a has-been, living in Hollywood, grousing about everything, and wearing multicolored sweaters. Animated.

BREAKTHROUGH (2019): Based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. A reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

HELLBOY (2019): The legendary half-demon superhero is called to the countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers the Blood Queen, Nimue, a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hellbent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.

HIGH LIFE (2019): Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

INNOCENT(2018): After David Collins serves seven years of a life sentence for murdering his wife, the court decides he was wrongfully convicted. That’s the good news. The bad news is, his life is shattered. Everyone in his small, seaside village thinks he’s guilty, including his children. How can he win them back from their guardian, his dead wife’s sister who loves the children as much as she detests David? And who killed his wife?

THE INTRUDER (2019): When a young married couple buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

LITTLE (2019): Jordan is a take-no-prisoners tech mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant and employees daily. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a thirteen-year-old version of herself.

LITTLE WOODS (2019): Ollie is barely getting by in an economically depressed fracking boomtown in North Dakota. She has left her days of illegally running prescription pills over the Canadian border behind, eyeing a potential new job that would finally break her out of the small town. But when her mother dies, she is reunited with her estranged sister Deb, who faces a mounting crisis: the combined effect of an unplanned pregnancy and a deadbeat ex.

LONG SHOT (2019): When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

LOST TREASURES OF THE MAYA (2019): Explorer Albert Lin ventures into the Guatemalan jungle to explore how a new high-tech treasure map is revealing tens of thousands of ancient ruins. Dozens of archaeologists head out on a voyage of discovery, exploring lost ruins for the first time in 1,500 years. What they’re finding is rewriting the history of one of the world’s most mysterious ancient civilizations.

MISSING LINK (2019): Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travels the world to help their new friend.

PET SEMATARY (2019): Louis Creed and his wife Rachel relocate with their two young children from Boston to rural Maine. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous of events that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

THE PROFESSOR (2019): Johnny Depp delivers a wickedly funny performance as Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife and school chancellor, and the delight of his students, Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy costarring Zoey Deutch.

SCARY STORIES: THE STORY OF BOOKS THAT FRIGHTENED A GENERATION (2019): Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: the bestselling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Includes the author’s family, scholars, folklorists, artists, fans, and children’s book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.

SHAZAM! (2019): Everybody has a superhero inside of them; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he’ll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.

THE WAVE (2015/2019): The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

WILDLAND (2019): Filmed over one fire season, this is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a single wildland firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. What emerges is a rich story of working-class men; their exterior world, their interior lives and the fire that lies between.

Have a great day!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

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