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Selected New Books & DVDs: August 2020

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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel

Decades after her relationship as a high school student with a teacher, Vanessa looks at their relationship through the lens of the #MeToo moment, raising questions about consent and abuse.
Available at the Warrington Campus library.

Deacon King Kong

Witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a 1969 Brooklyn shooting. McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that it's best to face change without fear.
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

The Exhibition of Persephone Q

Percy is pregnant, but hasn't told her husband yet. In the mail, she receives an exhibition catalog for a photography show. Unbelievably, the photographs are digitally manipulated images of her...
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Chosen Ones: A Novel

15 years ago, five ordinary teenagers were chosen to take down the Dark One, who leveled cities and killed thousands. After their victory, they struggle to lead normal lives. But they discover the Dark One's ultimate goal was much bigger than prophecy foretold...
Available at the Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

If It Bleeds: New Fiction

Extraordinary collection of four new novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.
Available at the Pensacola and Milton Campus libraries.

Kobe Forever, 1978-2020

Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

The Glass Hotel: A Novel

A captivating novel set at the intersection of two seemingly disparate events--a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania.
Available at the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

Available at the Pensacola and Milton Campus libraries.

It's Not All Downhill from Here

Loretha Curry, a thriving 68-year-old, has a booming beauty supply empire, an army of friends and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. But after an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, she'll need all her resourcefulness and good humor to get her through...
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.

Friend: A Novel from North Korea

Authored by one of North Korea's most popular writers, "Friend" is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea.  It offers American readers a suspenseful glimpse full of psychological tension into a society that is closed to the outside world.
Available at the Pensacola Campus library.


Little Women

Follow the sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, on their journey from childhood to adulthood. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, they navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss, and marriage.
Available at the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
Available at the Pensacola, Milton and Warrington Campus libraries.

The Good Liar

Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark, widow Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, the swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.
Available at the Pensacola and Warrington Campus libraries.

Dark Waters

Inspired by a true story: A tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. He risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.
Available at the Milton Campus library.