April New Releases and Bestsellers 

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Post by Kristin S.

It's the start of April which means it's time for some new releases and bestsellers! Whether you are out in the sunshine enjoying the tulips or huddled inside from a sudden day of snow or rain, spring into a new book or DVD! (pun intended)

Books that recently premiered on the New York Times Bestseller List:

New Fiction

 

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel

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Strangers pull together to avert a disaster involving two flights from New York to San Francisco.

 

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George

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Detectives Havers and Lynley investigate the death of a deacon accused of a serious crime in a historic medieval town in England.

 

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

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A scientific team searches the globe for the threat causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate.

 

The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry

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Cotton Malone discovers revelations about the day the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

 

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

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Nola Brown, a painter and trained soldier, discovers a military secret that traces back to Harry Houdini.

 

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

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The 27th book in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series.

 

Covert Game by Christine Feehan

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Gino Mazza must save an artificial intelligence expert who tampered with a crime lord's computer network.

 

Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen

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An incident in her Manhattan neighborhood forces Nora Nolan to reckon with aspects of her life.

 

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox

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Detective Harriet Blue tries to clear her brother's name and save a small Australian town from being massacred.

 

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

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After waking up next to a dead man in a hotel room in Dubai, a binge drinker pieces together the previous night's events.

 

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

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The fifth book in the Alpha and Omega series. Mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham answer a call of distress.

 

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

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A mute janitor working in an aerospace research center develops a relationship with an amphibious man from the Amazon.

 

Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White

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The 25th book in the Doc Ford series. The marine biologist searches for a state agency official and rare Spanish coins.

 

The Kremlin Conspiracy by Joel C. Rosenberg

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A Secret Service agent and a Russian lawyer cross paths as a nuclear war threatens.

 

Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke

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After her husband disappears, Hannah Swensen Barton searches for a killer while trying to fulfill holiday baking orders.

 

The Hush by John Hart

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Johnny Merrimon fights to keep the 6,000 acres of once-sacred land in North Carolina he inherited.

 

Agent in Place by Mark Greaney

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The seventh book in the Gray Man series. Court Gentry gets the chance to end a brutal dictatorship.


New Nonfiction

 

Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn

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Details of the 2016 presidential election, with an emphasis on Russia's possible involvement.

 

Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer

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The author of “Clinton Cash” describes what some politicians might do to enrich themselves while in office.

 

In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu

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A memoir by the mayor who called for the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

 

The Triumph of Christianity by Bart D. Ehrman

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The religious studies professor explores how a new religion came to influence Western society.

 

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

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The late true-crime journalist's search for the serial murderer and rapist known as "the Golden State Killer."

 

Educated by Tara Westover

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The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

 

The Age of Eisenhower by William I. Hitchcock

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A history of the 34th president of the United States, who faced bitter partisanship.

 

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

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An insider look at the Bachelor franchise and its effect on society.

 

Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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A memoir by the musical theater composer and impresario, whose works include “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats” and “Evita.”

 

The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku

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The physicist describes how humans might develop civilization in outer space and possibly become immortal.

 

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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An argument for taking on risk.

 

Time Pieces by John Banville

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A memoir based on the author's experiences and imaginings of Dublin.

 

All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams

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An oral history of the creation and development of the series "The Wire."

   

Common Good by Robert B. Reich

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A case for strengthening public morality in the United States. 

 DVDs - New Arrivals:

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The Star Wars saga continues in The Last Jedi as the heroes and galactic legends go on an epic adventure unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

 

The Shape of Water

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From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an otherworldly fairy tale set in 1960s America where a woman's life is changed forever after she discovers a secret experiment.

 

Justice League

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Inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne joins forces with his new ally, Diana Prince, and goes to battle with a greater enemy.

 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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In this fun comedic adventure, 4 teens get sucked into the video game world of Jumanji and have to finish the dangerous game to escape.

 

I, Tonya

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Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

 

Ferdinand

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After he's mistaken as a dangerous beast and torn from his home, a peace-loving bull named Ferdinand rallies a misfit team of friends for an epic adventure to return to his family.

 

Acts of Violence

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Detective Avery (Bruce Willis) uncovers a human-trafficking syndicate and fights the corrupt bureaucracy that has been protecting it.

 

Downsizing

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When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul and his wife decide to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. With endless possibilities in the tiny world, Paul realizes we are meant for something bigger.

 

Pitch Perfect 3

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Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, all the Bellas return in the final chapter in the beloved series.

 

Small Town Crime

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John Hawkes leads an all-star cast in this gritty, darkly comic thriller about a disgraced ex-cop taking one last shot at redemption by trying to solve a murder case.

 

DVDs - Coming Soon: 

 

The Greatest Showman

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Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical - inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum - celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.

 

The Post

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Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep team for the first time in this exhilarating true story about how the Washington Post exposed a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades.

 

Paddington 2

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Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt's 100th birthday. Hilarity ensues when the gift is stolen.

 

Sweet Virginia

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The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal stars in this neo-noir crime thriller where hitman and troubled small-town motel owner collide in an unsettling tale of sex and violence.

 

All the Money in the World

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After the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, in a race against time, his mother works to convince his wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

 

12 Strong

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Weeks after 9/11, U.S. Special Forces go to Afghanistan ordered to take the city of Mazar Sharif. To survive, the U.S. must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers

 

Hostiles

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In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

 

Forever My Girl

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A country music super-star returns to his hometown after leaving his love behind 8 years ago.

 

The Commuter

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Liam Neeson stars as a man who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home and works against the clock to stop a deadly attack to save the lives of his fellow train passengers.

 

Father Figures

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Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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In the epic Maze Runner conclusion, Thomas leads the Gladers on their final mission - they must break into the legendary Last City, which turns out to be the deadliest maze of all!

 

Proud Mary

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Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family, whose life is turned around when she meets a boy during a professional hit.

 

Den of Thieves

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A gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

 

Beast of Burden

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Pilot Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) must deliver cocaine across the US-Mexico border for his final run as a smuggler to save his wife

 *Caution: Once DVDs are released, the links above may stop working. Please visit our catalog at AuroraLibrary.org to find them, if inactive. 

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

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org On 04 April, 2018 at 3:10 PM  

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