February New Releases and Best Sellers 

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Introduction to February Releases
Post by Kristin S.

After what seemed like a long January, February is here and Punxsutawney Phil has declared six more weeks of winter, so we might as well settle in with a brand new book or DVD! Follow the links for each format to find any of these new releases or best sellers at your neighborhood Aurora Public Library. 

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

New Fiction

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn

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A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

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The connections linking a hedge fund manager, his ex-wife and his fiancée are explored from several points of view.

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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A 13-year-old boy comes of age in Mississippi while his black mother takes him and his toddler sister to pick up their white father, who is getting released from the state penitentiary.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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Four adolescents learn the dates of their deaths from a psychic and their lives go on different courses.

Blood Fury by J. R. Ward

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The third book in the Black Dagger Legacy series.

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

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A bereaved detective confronts his past and works to clear his name when he becomes a suspect during an investigation into the murder of the man who killed his wife.

Unbound by Stuart Woods

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The 44th book in the Stone Barrington series.

The Wanted by Robert Crais

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A single mother hires Elvis Cole to investigate her teenage son who is on the run after a deadly crime spree.

Operator Down by Brad Taylor

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Pike Logan's team uncovers a plot to bring down a country in Africa when they track an American arms dealer.

Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

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A Seattle gallery owner and a private investigator, both of whom spent time in a cult during childhood, team up when an artist takes her own life.

Twisted by Helen Hardt

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The eighth book in the Steel Brothers Saga series.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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A pregnant American college student and a French spy join together on a mission in London in 1947.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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The lawyer Charlotte Quinn is challenged when violence returns to her hometown of Pikesville.

New Nonfiction

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

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A journalist offers an inside account of the first year of the Trump White House.

When by Daniel H. Pink

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Research from several fields reveals the ideal time to make small decisions and big life changes.

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

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A dozen essays based on short phrases that have defined some of the memoir writer's close relationships.

Women & Power by Mary Beard

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A look at the roots of misogyny and its manifestations today.

Single State of Mind by Andi Dorfman

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Real-life tales of dating and other mishaps by the former assistant district attorney from Georgia and star of "The Bachelorette."

Thanks, Obama by David Litt

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A comic memoir from a young presidential speechwriter who served in the Obama White House.

Home Sweet Murder by James Patterson

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A true-crime story involving a lawyer, his wife and a man claiming to be a Securities and Exchange Commission agent.

Murder, Interrupted by James Patterson

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The real-life story of the fight between two men after one botches the murder of the other's wife.

 DVD New Releases (Dec-Jan):

Wonder

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A boy with a facial deformity, who enters a middle school after being homeschooled for his whole life, struggles to fit in and get accepted by his classmates.

Blade of the Immortal

Borrow: [DVD]

Samurai Manji has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal. After being cursed with immortality until he kills enough evil men, Manji meets a young girl who enlists him to be her body-guard. Swearing loyalty, protection and vengeance against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family, the unlikely duo set on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong.

The Florida Project

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The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

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Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic.

The Last Flag Flying

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A Vietnam veteran visits two of his fellow Marines to ask them with help in bringing the body of his son, a fallen soldier in Iraq, to Arlington. As they learn the truth about his death, they bond over the sore memories of their own troubled pasts. 

Only the Brave

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Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of local firefighters train together to become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation and are tested when an historic wildfire threatens their town.

Geostorm

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Something's wrong with the satellites that control climate and prevent devastating natural disasters. It's a race to uncover the threat before a worldwide geostorm engulfs the planet.

Jigsaw

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When several people die in ways that resemble those of the Jigsaw Killer, detectives struggle with the possibility that he has come back from the dead to continue his killing spree.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in this heart-stopping thriller about a surgeon whose family is terrorized by a depraved teenager determined to take revenge on the doctor for a fatal past mistake.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Get a rare glimpse into the relationship between author A.A. Milne, creator of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and his son, in this moving story about success and family.

Suburbicon

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Suburbicon is the perfect place to raise a family, and in 1959, Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as Gardner must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

Thank You for Your Service

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Soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life while living with the memory of war that threatens to destroy them long after.

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

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From cartoonist Dash Shaw comes an audacious, critically acclaimed comedy debut that blends disaster movies, teen dramas and blockbuster clichés into a dazzling tale about how high school shapes who we become, even in the most unusual of circumstance.

Chasing the Dragon

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Donnie Yen stars as infamous real-life drug kingpin Crippled Ho, who came to Hong Kong an illegal immigrant in 1963 and ruthlessly carved an empire from the chaotic underworld of drug dealers and corrupt police that ruled the city under notorious detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau).

Earth: One Amazing Day

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Narrated by Robert Redford Earth: One Amazing Day is an astonishing journey into the awesome power of the natural world.

Blade Runner 2049

Borrow: [DVD]

When a young blade runner discovers a shocking secret, he sets out to find former blade runner, Rick Deckard, who disappeared thirty years ago.

 

Happy Death Day

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A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity.

The Snowman

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When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

I, Daniel Blake

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When a carpenter has a heart attack and goes on state welfare, he is joined by a single mother who is in a similar situation.

Loving Vincent

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The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

All I See is You

Borrow: [DVD]

When a blind woman suddenly regains her eyesight, she and her husband discover disturbing details about each other.

9/11

Borrow: [DVD]

When five people find themselves trapped in an elevator after a plane hits the World Trade Center, they work together to try to survive.

Beyond Skyline

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When the population of Los Angeles is sucked off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. After the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, Mark must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.

My Little Pony: The Movie

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A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane six embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

We hope you enjoy our newest and most popular selections! Stop on in to your Aurora Public Library for more great recommendations or materials.

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

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org On 05 February, 2018 at 10:52 AM  

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