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Enjoy these new release books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays coming to Baldwin in February.

February 27

Books:

  • The Bad Daughter by Joy Fielding – A hostile relationship with her sister and a complicated past with her father’s second wife have kept Robin estranged from her family for many years. But when her father’s new family is attacked in their house, with her father, his wife, and young daughter in critical condition in the hospital, she returns home to await their fate and hopefully mend fences. It looks like a random robbery gone awry, but as Robin spends more time with her family members, she learns they all had their secrets — and one of those secrets may have put them all in horrible danger.
  • One Last Breath by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush – Rory Abernathy’s wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she’s made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can’t hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory’s family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate? As they gradually overcome distrust in search of the truth, Rory knows one thing for certain: someone is watching her…

DVDs:

  • Darkest Hour – During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
  • Murder on the Orient Express – When a murder occurs on the train he’s riding, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri –A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
  • Just Getting Started –A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.
  • Coco –Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

February 20

Books:

  • Fifty Fifty by James Patterson – Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she’s determined to prove it.
  • Down the River Unto The Sea by Walter Mosley – Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD’s finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of–and why.

DVDs:

  • Daddy’s Home 2 – Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
  • Same Kind of Different As Me – The inspiring story of an international art dealer who must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.
  • The Star – A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

February 13

Books:

  • The Kremlin’s Candidate by Jason Matthews – In the final, thrilling installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a very high office in the US government..
  • Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman – Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That’s when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor’s insight is needed, it’s at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal.
  • Poison by John Lescroart – Dismas Hardy is looking forward to cutting back his work hours and easing into retirement after recovering from two gunshot wounds. He is determined to spend more time with his family and even reconnect with his distant son, Vincent. But Dismas just can’t stay away from the courtroom for long, and soon he is pulled into an intense family drama with fatal consequences.

DVDs:

  • Wonder – Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. –  A driven, idealistic defense attorney finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

February 6

Books:

  • Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates – In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior—until the hour when they do not.
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.
  • A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando – When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida’s flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime.

DVDs:

  • Only the Brave – Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
  • LBJ – The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson, from his young days in West Texas to the White House.
  • Suburbicon – As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.
  • All I See Is You – A blind woman’s relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
  • Walking Out – An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.
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