December New Releases & Best Sellers 

December New Releases & Best Sellers

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

Fiction

 

Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin

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Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

 

Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson

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Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

 

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

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The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

 

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

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Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.

 

Past Tense by Lee Child

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Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

 

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

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Winona Farmington leaves behind the disappointments in her Michigan hometown to visit the English town where her favorite television show is filmed.

 

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

 

The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans

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A newly divorced woman develops a friendship with the owner of a Christmas tree lot.

 

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

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The 16th book in the NUMA Files series.

 

You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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A television producer investigates the murder of a physician and whether it was his wife who killed him.

 

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

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The 19th book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

 

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

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When his father is assassinated by the K.G.B., Alexander Karpenko makes an irreversible choice based on a coin toss.


Nonfiction

 

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

 

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina Mcintyre

Borrow: [Print]

A behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons of the Netflix series.

 

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy

Borrow: [Print]

The founding member of the rock band Wilco discusses his life and artistic process.

 

Hindsight by Justin Timberlake

Borrow: [Print]

A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

 

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts

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A biography focusing on what drove the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.

 

DVD - New Releases (December):

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.

 

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Borrow: [DVD]

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his team over completing a mission, allowing stolen plutonium to fall into the wrong hands. Now, he must partner with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) in a race against time to stop a nuclear threat.

 

The Nun

Borrow: [DVD]

When a nun commits suicide, a priest and novitiate investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret, the same demonic nun that first appeared in "The Conjuring 2".

 

The Happytime Murders

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of "The Happytime Gang," a beloved classic puppet show.

 

Operation Finale

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"Operation Finale" follows the 1960 mission of Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the logistics that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths.

 

God Bless the Broken Road

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A young mother loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.

 

Pope Francis: A Man of his Word

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Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is a personal journey, which sets out to present Pope Francis' work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.

 

The Equalizer 2

Borrow: [DVD]

Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, serving an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but this time it's personal.

 

Smallfoot

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An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” (James Corden) brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery

 

Peppermint

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Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla.

 
 

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

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Beginning where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, the next chapter brings the rest of Louis Zamperini's inspirational true story to life.

 

Colette

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Colette (Keira Knightley) is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

 

Lizzie

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Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, "Big Love") stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. 

 

I Still See You

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Several after years after a cataclysmic event, Ronnie's suburban world has mostly returned to normal, except that the world is shared with ghosts, and one of them appears to be trying to kill her.

 

Venom

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Tom Hardy stars as the lethal protector and anti-hero Venom - one of Marvel's most enigmatic and complex characters.

 

The House with a Clock in its Walls

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Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in a fantastical tale of witches, warlocks, and a magical house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart, based on a classic children's book.

 

A Simple Favor

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A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) disappearance.

 

The Predator

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In Shane Black's explosive reinvention, the Predator is deadlier than ever, and only a ragtag crew can prevent the end of the human race.

 

Assassination Nation

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High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a world of selfies, emojis, snaps and sexts. But when their town of Salem is besieged by a massive data hack, resulting in half the citizens' private info spewed into the public view, the community descends into anarchy. Lily is targeted after being falsely blamed for the hack—and bands together with her friends to survive a long, blood-soaked night.

 

Little Women

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From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – are committed to always supporting each other. Yet growing up sometimes means growing apart. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on a new meaning. Little Women – starring Lea Thompson – brings the same sisters to a new generation to celebrate dreams, family and unconditional love.

 

Air Strike

Borrow: [DVD]

Starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody and featuring thrilling dogfight action, this intense epic portrays China's brave battle to stop the Japanese bomber strikes of WWII.

 

White Boy Rick

Borrow: [DVD]

Based on the true story of a teenage boy, who became a police informant and later a drug dealer, before being sentenced to life in prison.

 

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

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org On 03 December, 2018 at 10:54 AM  

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