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New Releases 10/10

The Beguiled
Baby Driver
The House
Wish Upon
Escape Artist
The Midwife
Good Things to Do
Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination, and the Quest for Meaning
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

T.V. Series
Murdoch Mysteries: Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas
Reign, Season 4
IP Man, Season 1
Sharpe, Season 2

Take Me Apart by Kelela
As You Were by Liam Gallagher
Phantom Anthem by August Burns Red
Lost in Translation by New Politics
Wow Hits 2018
This Ride by Jerrod Niemann
Christmas After Midnight by Fantasia
Love Rides a Dark Horse by Gill Landry
Playboi Carti by Playboi Carti
Nashville Sessions, Volume 1 The Duets by Dave Stewart
Heaven Upside Down by Marilyn Manson

An Irish Country Practice by Patrick Taylor
Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
Fairytale by Danielle Steele
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

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New Releases 10/3

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
The Book of Henry
A Ghost Story
Cult of Chucky
When Calls the Heart Movie Collection: Year 4
13 Minutes
The Ornithologist
The Women’s Balcony
Mr. Gaga
Rescue Brooklyn: Sean Casey Animal Rescue
The Farthest: Voyager in Space
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Diana: 7 Days
Wild West

T.V. Series
Loch Ness, Series 1
2 Broke Girls, Season 6
The Wizard of Lies
Vikings, Season 4 Part 2
American Horror Story: Roanoke
The Son, Season 1
House of Cards, Season 5

Younger Now by Miley Cyrus
Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lovato
Visions of a Life by Wolf Alice
Now by Shania Twain
New Worlds by Bill Murray & Jan Vogler
Sorry is Gone by Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Desaturating Seven by Primus
Harmony of Difference by Kamasi Washington
Glory Song by Matt Redman
Game of Thrones Season 7 Score
Inspirational by Celtic Thunder
Close by Marvin Sapp
Bluebird of Happiness by Tamar Braxton
Let’s Play Two by Pearl Jam

Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View
Lightning Men by Thoman Mullen
Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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New Releases 9/26

47 Meters Down
Transformers: The Last Knight
Big Pacific
David Lynch: The Art Life
Life on Parole

T.V. Series
Longmire, Season 5
Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series
Shameless, Season 7
Sleepy Hollow, Season 4
Halo: Nightfall

Everybody by Chris Janson
Strange Peace by Metz
What’s That Sound? by Haley Reinhart
Fool’s Paradise by Cold Specks
The Long-Awaited Album by Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Roll with the Punches by Van Morrison
Gossip by Sleeping with Sirens
On a Distant Shore by Leon Russell
Wonderful Wonderful by The Killers
Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Let Love Rule by Ledisi
Everybody Knows by Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
BCCIV by Black Country Communion
Hiss Spun by Chelsea Wolfe
Gemini by Macklemore
Double Dutchess by Fergie

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris
Holly and Ivy by Fern Michaels
Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen Kin & Owen King
A Casualty of War by Charles Todd
NPR American Chronicles: The New Americans

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Man Booker Prize Short List and Long List

The Man Booker Prize announced this year’s short list on September 13th, and will announce the winner on October 17th. Check out the list below of the short list and long list winners (those listed within the short list also appear on the long list). Stay tuned for this year’s winner of the Man Booker Prize!

Short List

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster – Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives.

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund –  Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake, and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn’t understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do-and fail to do-for the people they love. [Chester County Library currently only has a physical and e-book copy of History of Wolves.]

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet – sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors – doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. [Chester County Library currently only has a physical and e-audiobook copy of Exit West.]

Elmet by Fiona Mozley – Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. When they were younger, Daniel and Cathy had gone to school. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn’t true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. [Chester County Library does not currently have a copy.]

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders – February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body.

Autumn by Ali Smith – Smith’s newest novel, Autumn, is the first installment in a quartet, Seasonal, which is comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical, explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means. [Chester County Library currently only has the physical copy of Autumn.]

Long List

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry – Thomas McNulty, having fled the Great Famine in Ireland and now barely seventeen years old, signs up for the US Army in the 1850s and with his brother in arms, John Cole, goes to fight in the Indian Wars– against the Sioux and the Yurok– and, ultimately, in the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, they find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona.

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack – On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. [Chester County Library currently only has the physical copy of Solar Bones.]

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor – From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs, Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family’s loss. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger’s tragedy refuse to subside. [Chester County Library currently only has the physical copy of Reservoir 13/]

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy – An intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. The tale begins with Anjum–who used to be Aftab–unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her–including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo’s landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs’ Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi.

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie – Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. [Chester County Library currently only has the physical copy of Home Fire.]

Swing Time by Zadie Smith – Two dancers with different approaches to their craft share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.


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New Releases 9/19

Certain Women
The Hero
The Big Sick
Wonder Woman
The Bad Batch
Nise: The Heart of Madness
Behind White Glasses
By the Time It Gets Dark
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Do Not Resist
Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table

T.V. Series
Arrow, Season 5
Code Black, Season 2
Madam Secretary, Season 3
Bates Motel, Season 5
Modern Family, Season 8

Concrete and Gold by Foo Fighters
Different Creatures by Circa Waves
Prophets of Rage by Prophets of Rage
Savage: Songs from a Broken World by Gary Numan
Electric Trim by Lee Ranaldo
Did it for the Party by Big & Rich
Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready by Dee Dee Bridgewater
Walk into a Storm by Lone Bellow
This Is Us Soundtrack
In Full Swing by Seth Macfarlane
Wide Open by Michael McDonald
The Laughing Apple by Yusuf Islam
The Aviary by Galantis

Haunted by James Patterson & James O. Born
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
Release by Patrick Ness

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New Releases 9/12

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Beatriz at Dinner
It Comes at Night
The Mummy
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Girl Flu
I Love You Both
Decline & Fall
The Stopover
The Apology
The Reagan Show
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
Germans & Jews
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

T.V. Series
The Big Bang Theory, Season 10
Scorpion, Season 3
Silicon Valley, Season 4
Veep, Season 6
Orphan Black, Season 5
Broadchurch, Season 3
The Goldbergs, Season 4
Secrets and Lies, Season 1
Empire, Season 3
This Is Us, Season 1

All the Light Above It Too by Jack Johnson
Life Changes by Thomas Rhett
The Bus Songs by Toby Keith
#Update by Yandel
Okovi by Zola Jesus
Every Country’s Sun by Mogwai
Sleep Well Beast by The National
Slowheart by Kip Moore
Mountain Moves by Deerhoof
Native Invader by Tori Amos
The Fellas by Melissa Manchester
Southern Blood by Gregg Allman
Search Party by ¡Mayday!
Hitchhiker by Neil Young
Current Mood by Dustin Lynch

Enigma by Catherine Coulter

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2017 Emmy Winners

Below are the winners for the 69th Emmy Awards!

Best Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Actor, Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Best Actress, Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown

Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Directing, Drama Series
Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Writing, Drama Series
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Comedy Series

Best Actor, Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta

Best Actress, Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Best Directing, Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta

Best Writing, Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, Master of None

Best Limited Series
Big Little Lies

Best T.V. Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero

Best Actor, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Best Actress, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Alexander Skarsgrad, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Best Directing, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies

Best Writing, Limited Series or T.V. Movie
Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero


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T.V. Shows Canceled for 2017-2018

It’s that time of year when major networks begin to announce shows that have either concluded or have been canceled. I’ve compiled a list of T.V. shows that have either ended or were canceled without a promised conclusion. Any T.V. show that is canceled, however, has the possibility of being picked up by another network or streaming service. Stop by the library to check out and relive some of the shows you will miss.

2 Broke Girls – Canceled

Adventure Time – Concluded

Aquarius – Canceled

Banshee – Concluded

Bates Motel – Concluded

Black Sails – Concluded

BrainDead – Canceled

CSI: Cyber – Canceled

Castle – Canceled

The Catch – Canceled

Grimm – Concluded

Guilt – Canceled

House of Lies – Canceled

The Leftovers – Concluded

Marco Polo – Canceled

Masters of Sex – Canceled

Mercy Street – Canceled

The Middle – Concluded

Orphan Black – Concluded

Penny Dreadful – Concluded

Pretty Little Liars – Concluded

Reign – Concluded

Scream Queens – Canceled

Sleepy Hollow – Canceled

Star Wars: Rebels – Concluded

Teen Wolf – Concluded

The Vampire Diaries – Concluded

Vinyl – Canceled


You can check out a complete list of renewed and canceled T.V. shoes over at Rotten Tomatoes!

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New Releases 9/5

Megan Leavey
Rough Night
All Eyez on Me
Paris Can Wait
Urban Farmers
The Churchills 

T.V. Series
Supernatural, Season 12
The Flash, Season 3
Criminal Minds, Season 12
Hawaii Five-0, Season 7
Narcos, Season 2
Kevin Can Wait, Season 1
Doctor Who, Season 10 Part 2

Songs of Bob Dylan by Joan Osborne
Honestly by Boney James
American Dream by LCD Soundsystem

The Family Lawyer by James Patterson
The Western Star by Craig Johnson
Enemy of the State by Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
Proof of Life by J. A. Jance
George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

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New Releases 8/29

My Cousin Rachel
The Secret Life of Materials
Ireland’s Wild Coast
Visions of the Great Cities of Europe

T.V. Series
Delicious, Season 1
Gotham, Season 3
The Originals, Season 4
Chicago Fire, Season 5
Elementary, Season 5
NCIS, Season 14
Black Sails, Season 4
The Designated Survivor, Season 1
Grey’s Anatomy, Season 13
Mom, Season 4

Happy Endings by Old Dominion
Fifth Harmony by Fifth Harmony
Birds by Seth Glier
Beast Epic by Iron & Wine
A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs
Villains by Queens of the Stone Age
Seekers and Finders by Gogol Bordello
Life is a Story by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Exile in the Outer Ring by EMA
Genesis by Brian McKingiht
Heart. Passion. Pursuit by Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Right Time by Danielle Steel
Glass Houses by Louise Penny

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