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April 2019 - Posts

april bestsellers and new releases

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:



Run Away by Harlan Coben

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A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.


Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

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The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.


Wolf Pack by C. J. Box

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The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.


Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

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The journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.


Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.


The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.


Silent Night by Danielle Steel

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After tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.


The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry

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The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.


The Border by Don Winslow

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The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.


Toxic Game by Christine Feehan

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The 15th book in the GhostWalker series. Dr. Draden Freeman and Shylah Cosmos must find a cure to a deadly virus.


Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon

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The 28th novel in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The Italian detective uncovers the secrets of a deceased family friend.


Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Hannah Swensen teams up with a former lover to find out who left a dead body in her bedroom.


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from a dragon.



The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro

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The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization. 


Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

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The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.


Kushner, Inc. by Vicky Ward

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The HuffPost editor at large gives her perspective on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s agenda inside the White House.


Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal

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The death of a chimpanzee matriarch frames a broader look into the world of animal and human emotions.


First: Sandra Day O'Conner by Evan Thomas

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A biography of the first female Supreme Court justice.


The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson

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A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.


The Moth Presents Occasional Magic by Catherine Burns

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Storytellers from around the world spin tales about facing formidable situations.


Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson

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A 31-year-old French mother led an intelligence organization that worked against Hitler and the Gestapo.


Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.


Mostly Sunny by Janice Dean

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The "Fox & Friends" meteorologist describes overcoming sexist bosses and health issues. 


Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John

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The Grammy Award-winner discusses her success in music and movies, and how she contended with recurrent breast cancer.


The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

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An exploration of the meaning of Jesus Christ. 


IM by Isaac Mizrahi

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The designer and witty television personality describes some of his lifelong struggles.


DVD - New Releases (April):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.



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After Bumblebee is forced to flee to Earth and hide out, he is discovered by a teenage girl and together they set out to save the world from the Decepticons.


The Mule

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Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.



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Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in the epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush.


Rust Creek

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A young woman trapped in a nightmare odyssey deep in the Kentucky woods must summon extraordinary courage in order to make it out alive in this harrowing survival thriller.


Seven in Heaven

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After being pressured into playing Seven Minutes in Heaven, two teenagers find they've been transported to a strange reality where everyone is a cruel version of themselves.


The Man Who Killed Hitler & Then The Bigfoot

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An American war hero who secretly assassinated Adolf Hitler has now been called upon to take out another global threat - Bigfoot.


A Dog's Way Home

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A Dog's Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.


Holmes & Watson

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The Step Brothers are reunited - this time playing the world's greatest detective and his loyal sidekick & biographer.


On the Basis of Sex

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Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brings a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturns a century of gender discrimination.


Welcome to Marwen

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Welcome to Marwen is a miraculous true story, starring Steve Carell, about one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.



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When four-year-old Kun encounters his new baby sister, Mirai, as a teenager from the future, they go on a journey through time, uncovering their family's incredible story.


Berlin, I Love You

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Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film that weaves ten stories of romance set against the backdrop of Berlin.


We Die Young

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In this action thriller, Jean Claude Van Damme stars as a veteran with PTSD who helps two boys get revenge on a cruel drug lord that rules a dangerous barrio of Washington, D.C.



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M. Night Shyamalan continues Unbreakable and Split in this explosive comic book thriller starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.


Dragon Ball Super: Broly

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Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force.


The Kid Who Would Be King

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In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone, he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil!



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Keanu Reeves leads this suspenseful sci-fi thriller about a neuroscientist who secretly tries to clone and create replicas of his family after a tragic car crash.


Escape Room

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When a group of strangers are given black boxes with tickets to an escape room with a chance to win money, they discover that the room has more extreme conditions than expected, and must fight for survival.



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The moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.


Miss Bala

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Gloria is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness and strength.



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A fishing boat captain's life is shattered when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.



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A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.


Mission of Honor

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Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2 during the Battle of Britain.


Sources: The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, Goodreads, EarlyWord, Novelist, DVDs Release Date

Posted by  On Apr 02, 2019 at 3:43 PM