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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014

Vacation time will be here soon, and if you’re driving, books on CD can make the trip much more enjoyable. We’re adding to our CD books every week, and we have downloadable audiobooks in our Overdrive library. So before you leave town, stop at the library first and pick up some good titles!

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)

DVDs:

Philomena

The Nut Job

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Following Season 1

Ripper Street Season 1

Ripper Street Season 2

Ocean’s Thirteen

The Rockford Files Season1

The Rockford Files Season 2

The Rockford Files Season 3

The Way Home

Finding Normal

Hallmark Collector’s Set

10-Movie Family Pack

Audiobooks:

The Collector by (CD F ROB)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (CD F FOE)

True Blue by Luanne Rice (CD F RIC)

Large Print:

Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs (LTE F ISA)

Without a Trace by Lynn Erickson (LTE F ERI)

Fiction:

The Target by David Baldacci (F BAL Win.3)

“The President knows it’s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president More...turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel.”

The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C., Rosenberg (F ROS)

“As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his “final solution” to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob Weisz must rely on his wits and a God he’s not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi’s atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe.”

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy (F BIN)

“Neighbors come and go on Chestnut Street. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy’s work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows.”

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (F OYE)

“In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts and marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she’d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.”

The Collector by Nora Roberts (F ROB)

“Lila Emerson loves looking after the glamorous, sophisticated homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys watching the world go by, dreaming up stories for the people she sees from her window.

But then one day she witnesses something only too real - the brutal and shocking murder of a young woman living across the street in New York. And now, because of what she saw, Lila’s own life is in immediate danger from an audacious, single-minded assassin who kills for profit and for pleasure.

Death Comes Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert (F ALB Bay.22)

“When China’s and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen?”

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