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Books

Elizabeth Kostova's atmospheric and engrossing novel The Shadow Land spans the past and the present of Bulgaria, a haunted yet beautiful country.

The Orphan's Tale follows a sixteen year old girl who rescues a Jewish baby from a boxcar bound for a concentration camp; she later finds sanctuary in a German circus as a trapeze artist. Best-selling author Pam Jenoff delivers a riveting, heart-wrenching story of survival against unbelievable odds.

When Kate's world is turned upside down, she becomes an Admissions Counselor at an elite NYC prep school. You'll laugh out loud as she navigates her new life and career in the cutthroat world of power parents trying to secure their children’s placement. The novel: Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel.

Jacqueline Winspear's latest novel, In This Grave Hour takes place as Britain braces for war. In this gripping thriller, Maisie Dobbs races to find the killer of a man who escaped Belgium twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.



Movies

Keanu Reeves is a defense lawyer who represents a silent, young man accused of violently murdering his father; viewers will be mesmerized as The Whole Truth is exposed following many twists and turns.

Telling a tale just prior to the classic Star Wars: A New Hope, the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a thrilling science fiction action spectactular, while at the same time being a meditation on the true cost of war.

Based on a true story, Hidden Figures centers on three Afican-American women who worked for NASA in the 1950s. Their skills in computer, engineering, and mathematics transcended the color barrier at NASA, forcing change in an era when civil rights issues were only starting to have an impact.

In the biopicThe Founder, Michael Keaton plays the ambitious and unsavory Ray Kroc, who took the McDonald brothers' efficient and successful fast food burger business and turned it into a billion dollar empire.



Music

Ed Sheeran delivers trademark acoustic songs as he treks the Divide from style to style, while delighting listeners on a tremendously personal journey.

Michelle Branch's first full-length release in over ten years, Hopeless Romantic showcases a return to the laid-back, personal songwriting that first brought her to stardom.

Diana Krall's latest album, Turn up the Quiet, is everything you've come to expect from this Grammy award winning artist. Krall's take on standards like Night and Day and Blue Skies make this an album you won't want to miss.

Finally, John Mellencamp returns with Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, his 23rd studio album which showcases his eclectic musical style and reflects his wide-ranging musings on life.