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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Here are TWO MORE favorite lists for 2015. You guessed it...from our fabulous librarians!

Here's one:

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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And here's the other:

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Another librarian list of favorites for 2015...!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Martian by Andy Weir


Monday, December 28, 2015

DVDs available on Tuesday, December 29th...

Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods - Robert Redford & Nick Nolte star as old friends who make the improbable decision to hike the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail, and that is when the fun begins. Based on Bill Bryson's bestseller, the movie co-stars Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman & Kristen Schaal.

Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk -  When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined. Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins 
The Dinner

The Dinner - (Foreign) Based on the bestselling novel. An ordinary meal among family turns into a taut morality play as the limits of polite society are tested and two brothers discover just how little they know about each other. Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessandro Gassman

Far from Heaven

Far From Heaven - Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid star in this seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart. Also stars: Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Michael Gaston. Directed by Todd Haynes
He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala - (Documentary) based on the book,  "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" tells the story of the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. A young woman fought for her right for an education against a fundamentalist group, which led to both her nearly being killed and the her becoming a symbol of bravery and inspiration for all.  

Heist [DVD + Digital]

Heist -  A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.  Stars: Robert DeNiro, Gina Carano, Summer Altice. Directed by Scott Mann

RestlessRestless - (foreign) Based on the bestselling spy novel by William Boyd. Ruth (Michelle Dockery) is stunned to learn that her mother, Sally Charlotte Rampling has been living a double life. Her real name is Eva (Hayley Atwell), she worked as a spy for the British Secret Service in the 1940s, and now someone is stalking her. Also stars: Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon. Directed by Edward Hall.

Transporter Refueled

The Transporter Refuled - Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is the best driver money can buy, willing to deliver anything for a price. But when his father (Ray Stevenson) is kidnapped by a gang of thieves, Frank must shift his skills into overdrive to rescue him. Also stars: Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanal. Directed by: Camille Delamarre
The Seven Five

The Seven Five - (Documentary) Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history: Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.  His arrest in 1992 led to the largest police corruption scandal in New York City history. Packed with interviews with both those who broke the law and those who protected it. Directed by Tiller Russell


Saturday, December 26, 2015

The gift that keeps on giving...

Two more lists from our reference librarians!

Her by Harriet Lane
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Dead Wake by Eric Larson
Disclaimer by Renee Knight


And these were the favorites of another reference librarian: 

The Mapmaker's Children by Sara McCoy
Moving Day by Jonathan Stone
When the White House Was Ours by Porter Shreve


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Favorites of 2015 from the Merrick Library Director...

1.  The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
2.  The House on Willow Street by Cathy Lamb
3.  Lost and Found by Brooke Davis
4.  The Girl who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
5.  It's Not Me It's You by Mhairi McFarlane
6.  Flame Tree Road by Shona Patel
7.  Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway
8.  Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Here come our favorites of 2015...

I'll start!

These were my favorites of 2015 in no particular order.
All were published this year with two exceptions. 
The genres are across the board so there's something for everyone.
Wishing you all the very best for 2016!

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber
Haints Stay by Colin Winnette
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman
Darkness the Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb
Minnow by James E. McTeer III
Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
All This Life by Joshua Mohr
I Saw a Man by Owen Sheer
Fallen Land by Taylor Brown*
The Treatment by Mo Hayder**


*Fallen Land is due out in January of 2016. Keep your eye out for this one.
**The Treatment is the second installment of Mo Hayder's compelling Detective Jack Caffery series.