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Force Majeure

DVD

Force Majeure a family psychodrama with dark comedic overtones and a powerful theme.  It involves a happy Swedish family (Tomas,...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
03/19/15 | DVDs

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By Rachel Joyce
Audiobook

Recently retired brewery salesman Harold Fry receives a letter one day from former co-worker Queenie Hennessy. He hasn’t seen...»

By Christy, Adult Services
03/17/15 |

The Jaguar's Children

By John Vaillant
Book

Known for his nonfiction (2005’s Golden Spruce and 2010’s The Tiger), Vaillant’s debut novel tells the story of...»

March : Book one

By John Lewis
Book

These days we are celebrating many fifty year milestones from the African American Civil Rights Movement. While many of the important...»

The Fever

By Megan Abbott
Book

The town of Dryden is desperate for answers. No one knows why several teenage girls within the community are falling ill. Is it the...»

Station Eleven

By Emily St. John Mandel
Audiobook

Yea! Another post-apocalyptic novel! I never get tired of these, and this one is fantastic. The story begins with the on-stage heart...»

Force Majeure

DVD

Force Majeure a family psychodrama with dark comedic overtones and a powerful theme.  It involves a happy Swedish family (Tomas,...»

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By Rachel Joyce
Audiobook

Recently retired brewery salesman Harold Fry receives a letter one day from former co-worker Queenie Hennessy. He hasn’t seen...»

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Alice in Zombieland

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Steadfast Heart

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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2014 Prize in Literature
Patrick Modiano

National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
Redeployment
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
2014 award
Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award
Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
Endangered
, C.J. Box
Last One Home
, by Debbie Macomber
All the Light We Cannot See
, by Anthony Doerr
A Spool of Blue Thread
, by Anne Tyler

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Dead Wake
, by Erik Larson
American Sniper
, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown
Wild
, by Cheryl Strayed
Unbroken
, by Laura Hillenbrand

 

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Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award