Thursday, January 18, 2018

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, directors

The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

DVD, fiction. Call number: DVD FIC Lov. View in our catalog

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series

David Lynch, director

One of the most groundbreaking and influential television series of all time. It picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen was murdered.

DVD, TV series. Call number: DVD-TV Twi. View in our catalog

Shortfall by Alice Echols

Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking

Alice Echols

The rollicking true story of a 1930s version of Bernie Madoff—and the building and loan crash he helped precipitate—in a wonderful work of narrative nonfiction by the Gustavus Myers book award winner. Shortfall opens with a surprise discovery in an attic—boxes filled with letters and documents hidden for more than seventy years—and launches into a fast-paced story that uncovers the dark secrets in Echols's family.

Adult nonfiction. Call number: 364.162 Ech. View in our catalog

Djinn City by Saad Z. Hossain

Djinn City

Saad Z. Hossain

Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital Of Bangladesh. His father, Dr. Kaikobad, is the black sheep of their clan, the once illustrious Khan Rahman family. A drunken loutish widower, he refuses to allow Indelbed go to school, and the only thing Indelbed knows about his mother is the official cause of her early demise: "Death by Indelbed." But When Dr. Kaikobad falls into a supernatural coma, Indelbed and his older cousin, the wise-cracking slacker Rais, learn that Indelbed's dad was in fact a magician-and a trusted emissary to the djinn world. And the Djinns, as it turns out, are displeased. A "hunt" has been announced, and ten year-old Indelbed is the prey. Still reeling from the fact that genies actually exist, Indelbed finds himself on the run. Soon, the boys are at the center of a great Diinn controversy, one tied to the continuing fallout from an ancient war, with ramifications for the future of life as we know it.

Adult science fiction. Call number: SCIFIC Hos. View in our catalog

Duck, Duck, Porcupine! by Salina Yoon

Duck, Duck, Porcupine!

Salina Yoon

Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio—when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn't speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in.

Youth reader. Call number: J READER Yoo. View in our catalog

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