|A Brief History of Time, 523.1 B765
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|Girl Rising, 371.822 G4434
A documentary describing the education of nine girls from nine developing countries.
|Bob Dylan: the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, 789.6 D992
An eclectic group of artists performed selections from the Bob Dylan songbook on October 16, 1992 at Madison Square Garden in New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dylan’s debut album. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|Love Letters to the Dead, Ava Dellaira
When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister’s mysterious death, her mother’s departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.
|Dangerous Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Siren Ridley and her rocker boyfriend Link move to New York City to make it big with their supernatural band mates in Sirensong, but Caster trouble follows them.
|Erased, Jennifer Rush
Seventeen-year-old Anna searches for answers about her past while she evades the Branch with genetically altered boys Sam, Cas, and Nick.
|The Hurricane Sisters, Dorothea Benton Frank
Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, at eighty, is a force to be reckoned with because she will have the final word on everything, especially when she’s dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle-age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz’s beautiful twenty-something daughter, Ashley, whose dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future keeps them all at odds.
|William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back, Ian Doescher
Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master–and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian–can our heroes escape the Empire’s wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun’s tooth it is to have a Jedi child.
|The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: the Big Red One at Omaha Beach, John C. McManus
Nicknamed the Big Red One, 1st Division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Yet on D-Day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. As the men hit the beach, their equipment destroyed or washed away, soldiers cut down by the dozens, courageous heroes emerged. The Dead and Those About to Die draws on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources, including veteran interviews. The result is history at its finest, the unforgettable story of the Big Red One’s nineteen hours of hell—and their ultimate triumph—on June 6, 1944.