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Selected New Books & DVDs: August 2019

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Magic for Liars

A gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages. Reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets.
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

Southern Lady Code: Essays

Fiercely snarky essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.
Available at the Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

With the Fire on High

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has been about making good decisions for her daughter and her abuela. Although her dreams of becoming a professional chef seem impossible, Emoni lets her talent break free.
Available at the Milton Campus library.

The Obsoletes

Coming-of-age novel about two human-like teen robots navigating high school and potentially life-threatening consequences if their true origins are discovered by people in their intolerant 1980s Michigan hometown.
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Once More We Saw Stars

Amazon Best Book of May 2019
Although we begin with the anguish Jayson and wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is about hope and healing as much as about grief and loss.
Available at the Milton Campus library.

City of Girls

In 1940, 19- year-old Vivian Morris has been kicked out of Vassar College and sent to NYC to live with her flamboyant Aunt Peg. Then a personal mistake leads to scandal...
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

Magnolia Table: Recipes for Gathering

Available at the Pensacola and Milton Campus libraries.

What the Wind Knows

While spreading the ashes of her beloved Irish grandfather in his native country, Anne Gallagher is pulled into 1921 Ireland. There she must invent a new identity and life...
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

The Gifted School

Compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents in Colorado that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in their town.
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Lost Roses

It is 1914, and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Russian friend Sofya. Separated when the war breaks out, Eliza fears for her friend in Russia, who is helping families escape the Bolshevik revolution...
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Widow Evvie and former baseball star Dean seem to be two broken people. Once Dean moves into the apartment behind Evvie's house, friendship turns into something more...
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

DVDs

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Evil wizard Grindelwald seeks to enslave the entire human race. Defeating him puts good wizard Scamander's skills to the ultimate test.
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Isn't It Romantic

Architect and cynic Natalie is knocked unconscious by a mugger, and wakes up to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Prospect

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon; aiming to strike it rich. The job quickly devolves into a fight to survive.
Available at the Warrington Campus library.