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Books

Chock-full of intrigue, The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews is a satisfying beach read. Riley Griggs arrives on Belle Island to find all is not as it seems and must find a way to investigate the secrets that could change everything she knows.

Martha Hall Kelly's extensively researched debut is inspired by the incredibly true story of the all-women "reeducation camp" at Ravensbruck. Lilac Girls is a triumph of narrative form, tells a gripping story of love, redemption and secrets from the point of view of three different women.

Suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal? This novel of love on the eve of World War I features colorful characters, beautiful English countryside and historical intelligence. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson is a radiant follow-up from the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders melds science fiction and fantasy in a way that provides a powerful new perspective on each, with relatable characters and playful details.



Movies

In the tradition of The Miracle Worker comes a compelling French drama based on true events; Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun in the 19th century who powerfully impacts a school for deaf girls. (French with English subtitles)

Man Up succeeds in striking the balance between romance and comedy in a story of a blind date gone awry, thanks to great performances from Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

Don't miss The Big Short - the exciting, disturbing and true story of the world of high finance and the four industry outsiders who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse before the rest of the world did.

Spectre is the final film in Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond and lives up to the action and intrigue that has come to be expected from the franchise. The colorful locales and pulse-pounding action will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.



Music

Santana fans rejoice! It's been a long time - 45 years to be exact - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III. Santana IV is the much anticipated studio album reuniting the legendary band lineup after all those years.

Elton John brings a bright, up-tempo feeling reminiscent of his greatest hits to his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night. Well worth a listen.

Dig In Deep is Bonnie Raitt's twentieth album and is sure to be another smash hit from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Grammy- winning artist. Her new CD shows the same consistency and sheer monster talent that has defined Raitt's career for more than forty-five years.

Celtic Woman once again seal Destiny with an enchanting, captivating album showcasing the exceptional talent and high energy of four Irish women.