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Books


A beautifully written novel with a cast of memorable characters, Language Arts by Stephanie Kallos explores love, loss, and communication. Harrowing but hopeful, this novel reminds us that sometimes the most powerful words are the ones for which you are still searching.

 




Two American spies and former lovers meet at a trendy bistro to confer about the failed rescue of a hijacked plane five years ago. Readers of espionage fiction will be entertained with the twists and turns in All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer.

 



The Assembler of Parts by Raoul Wientzen is a dual Kirkus Best Fiction and Best Debut Fiction selection. The novel is a fable about love, forgiveness and what most makes us human.

 




In Lee Child's latest Reacher novel, Make Me, Jack travels to the small town of Mother's Rest where suspicious townsfolk, a mysterious note and a missing private investigator sidetrack his travels. This book as well as many other Jack Reacher novels are available in print, audio or Advantage titles on My Media Mall.

 

 



Movies



Timbuktu tells the story of Kidane, a cattle herder who lives in the mountains outside the city with his wife and children. They keep a distance from the religious fundamentalists but one day the family is forced to confront the growing terror head-on.

 



With remarkable performances by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love is Strange is a moving tribute to the beauty of commitment in the face of adversity.

 



Dracula Untold is an origin story that gives the viewer a semi-historical look at Vlad the Impaler. Unlike your typical blood-sucking vampire film, Vlad is an anti-hero in the atmospheric period dark fantasy that you won't want to miss.

 



Wind your way through the streets of Paris in this charming film. An American, Kevin Kline, inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected guest, My Old Lady played by Maggie Smith.


 



Music


With a smoky baritone voice, George Ezra takes us on a musical journey to Budapest, Barcelona and beyond on his debut CD Wanted on Voyage.

 




How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful from Florence + The Machine is a musical tour de force of vocal theatrics balanced by sensitive lyricism and emotional depth.


 



Progressive artists Muse have gone back to basics with their seventh album, Drones. Big riffs and bold sounds help to deliver a cautionary message that is hauntingly beautiful but, at the same time, abjectly terrifying.

 




Canadian artist, Shawn Mendes combines sweet lyrics with a heavenly voice in his debut album, Handwritten. Mendes became the youngest artist since Justin Bieber to have a #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in nearly five years.