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“Killer Ambition” by Marcia Clark

When the daughter of a billionaire Hollywood director is found murdered after what appears to be a kidnapping gone wrong, Los Angeles special trials prosecutor Rachel Knight and detective Bailey Keller find themselves at the epicenter of a combustible and high-profile court case.

Then a prime suspect is revealed to be one of Hollywood’s most popular and powerful talent managers – and best friend to the victim’s father. With the director vouching for the manager’s innocence, the Hollywood media machine commences an all-out war designed to discredit both Rachel and her case.

“A Place at the Table”

A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for the U. S., and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.

“The Call”

In this heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman’s car.

But with the clock ticking, Jordan soon realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life and put an end to a serial killer’s haunting rampage.

Library’s ‘Wowbrary’ weekly features

Wowbrary is a free service offered by the James V. Brown Library that showcases the library’s newest items.

Each week an email is sent to those who sign up for the service at with alerts featuring the latest bestsellers, movies, music, audio books and more offered by the library.

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“Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan” from BBC Home Entertainment

Produced in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of “The Great Gatsby,” this fascinating documentary explores the turbulent life and dark creative spirit of its writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

It examines his disappointing college days at Princeton, his disastrous marriage to Zelda, his difficult relationship with Hemingway, and his tendency to sell out and compromise his talent for cash, which led to his turbulent last days in Hollywood.

It dispels the age-old mythology surrounding Fitzgerald, largely created by himself, which tends to glamorize the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism.

“What a Trout Sees: A Fly-Fishing Guide to Life Underwater” by Geoff Mueller

Do trout sleep? And if so, when? And how does that affect their feeding patterns? Does a rising or falling barometer affect feeding habits? How does refraction influence a fish’s approach to a surface fly, human shadow, or false cast? How much do fish need to eat, under what conditions will they grow the largest?

For the first time, an accessible, well-written title shows us what the world is like under the water, from the fish’s perspective.

“500 Gluten-Free Dishes”

by Carol Beckerman

In “500 Gluten-Free Dishes,” readers will find enticing gluten-free recipes to improve well-being and long-term health. Readers also will be inspired by delectable dishes for everyday cooking, covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as baking and desserts.

If you have picked up this book because you, or someone close to you, have just discovered you are intolerant or allergic to gluten, you will be reassured by the range of delicious foods available to you, and immediately start to feel better. Do not despair, pancakes are still on the menu.

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“Gettysburg: The Last Invasion”

by Allen C. Guelzo

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, and coinciding with 150th anniversary of the legendary battle: a brilliant new history – the most intimate and richly readable account we have had – that draws the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts, as never before, the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the great battles of all time.

“Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes” By Dr. Ian K. Smith

Dr. Ian K. Smith’s Shred is the answer to every dieter’s biggest dilemmas, like how to lose that last twenty pounds?; how to push through that frustrating plateau?; and what to do when nothing else is working?

Here, Smith has created a program that uses all he knows about strategic dieting in one plan – like putting all the best players on the field at once to create a can’t lose combination. Shred combines a low GI diet, meal spacing, and meal replacements.

“Entwined with You (A Crossfire Novel)” by Sylvia Day

This is the third book in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling “Crossfire Trilogy” following “Bared to You” and “Reflected in You.” The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.

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“A Good Day to Die Hard” (DVD)

Bruce Willis is back in action as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time.

John’s latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack, who has been imprisoned in Moscow.

But the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III.

“Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories”

by Lisa Lillien

Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each.

Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt.

Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories), PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154 calories), Strawberry Snowball Cupcakes (135 calories), Roarin’ Red Velvet Cake Pops (93 calories), Black Forest Brownies (141 calories), and Banana Cream Cutie Pies (108 calories).

This is the first-ever all-dessert cookbook from Hungry Girl, and it’s sure to please sweets-obsessed Hungry Girl fans everywhere.

“Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea”

by Steven Callahan (e-book)

Before “The Perfect Storm,” before “In the Heart of the Sea,” Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks.

In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, “Adrift” is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out.

“Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), “Adrift” is a must-have for any adventure library.