“Win Win” (2011, R, Comedy/Drama)– Paul Giamatti stars in this film about a struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach whose chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he’s double-crossed comes into his life.
“Best Food Ever” (TV series, 2011)– John Goodman hosts this series on the Learning Channel. This DVD runs down the country’s top food destinations, and find out what makes them the best in their culinary category. In each episode viewers meet the people behind these delectable dishes, find out their surprising recipes and trade secret techniques, and get the scoop on what drives foodies to these dining establishments. Episodes: Sensational Sandwiches; Darn Good Diners; Bodacious Bakeries; Fab Food Carts; and Buzzworthy BBQ.
“The Company Men” (2010, R, Drama)– Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones star in this story that centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.
“Gulliver’s Travels” (2010, PG, Action/Comedy)– When a shipwreck lands a lowly mailroom clerk named Gulliver (Jack Black) on the fantastical island of Lilliput, he transforms into a giant, in size and ego! Gulliver’s tall tales and heroic deeds win the hearts of the tiny Lilliputians, but when he loses it all and puts his newfound friends in peril, Gulliver must find a way to undo the damage. Through it all, Gulliver may just learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.
Fran Neuzil is the winner in the drawing for August for the Adult Reading Program. Be sure to enter your name in the drawing at the circulation desk. Adult entries must be 18 years or older. One entry for each book read.
New on the non-fiction shelf is Rick Perry’s book, “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington.” This is a book about Rick Perry’s ideas rather than Rick Perry. Perry sees a bright future for America based on freedom and limited government.
On the fiction shelf is the first book in the Jennifer Donnelly series, “The Tea Rose.” Beginning in the 1880s in London, the stage is set with a cast of characters that will continue as a multi-generational saga. As Fiona Finnegan works for a tea merchant and is saving to start a shop with her love, Joe Bristow, a string of tragedies topples her hopes. She must flee for her life with her five-year old brother, Seamie. Third in the series by Jennifer Donnelly, “The Wild Rose,” is also new on the shelves. “The Wild Rose” provides a highly satisfying conclusion to an unforgettable trilogy. Picking up in 1914, “The Wild Rose” continues the story with beloved characters continuing their adventures with a myriad of twists and turns and thrilling cliffhangers.
Fern Michaels’ “Home Free” (The Sisterhood) brings seven very different women to an indelible bond as they vow to right wrongs wherever they find them. This is the 20th and last Sisterhood installment as a desire for a personal life reigns high within the group.
“New York To Dallas” is the latest from #1 New York Times bestselling-author J.D. Robb. In an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, she will go all the way to the city that gave her her name and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood. When Isaac McQueen escapes from Rikers, one of the things on his mind is to get revenge on the woman who helped put him there all those years ago.
Detective Isaac Bell returns in a remarkable new adventure in “Race” by Clive Cussler. In 1910, as flying was in its infancy, newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway offers $50,000 to the first daring young aviator that crosses America in less than 50 days. Whiteway is sponsoring Josephine Frost, a woman. Frost’s violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her. Harry Frost knows every thug, thief and murderer in the country and not only will he be after his wife but Whiteway, as well.