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Books


In The Children's Crusade, Ann Packer proves herself an accomplished storyteller whose characters are as real as those you might find around your dinner table. It's easy to be taken with this vibrant family saga.

 




The hard hitting novel The Knife by Ross Ritchell, gives the reader a rare insight into realities of war and the effects of guerilla warfare on modern combatants. This intriguing novel is available in print or on My Media Mall.

 



Dennis Lehane's World Gone By completes the saga of underworld kingpin Joe Coughlin. Ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will be paid in full.

 

 

Join Axl and Beatrice on a pilgrimage deep into post-Arthurian Britain to find the son they haven’t seen in years; they will find recollection can be a very complicated entity in The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

 

Movies



Fury, starring Brad Pitt, finds the Allies making their final push in the European Theatre. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy (Pitt) and his crew are on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in this harrowing wartime tale.


 



In Force Majeure, a Swedish family visits the Alps on a skiing vacation, but when an avalanche strikes, the father will make a shocking choice that will reverberate through his family forever.

 




Reese Witherspoon joins a cast of Sudanese actors in The Good Lie, an inspiring tale about the Lost Boys of Sudan resettling in America.


 



The Theory of Everything, a stunning biographical film starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, is the incredible life story of physicist Stephen Hawking, told through the lens of life with his wife, Jane.

 


Music


Soul singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc keeps the energy level high with songs like Wake Me Up and Love is the Answer on his CD Lift Your Spirit.


 


The Soundtrack of My Life is the melodious summary of Donny Osmond's life; each track tells a vivid professional or personal story.

 




The newest CD by Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho, is filled with plenty of pop culture references, roaring guitars, killer hooks, and sharp deliveries. The result is an upbeat, fun collection that you won't be able to stop playing.


 



Composer Alexandre Desplat took home a much-deserved Academy Award for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel. This soundtrack is full of contagious joy, with Russian balalaikas taking center stage.