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Holds may be placed on new items as soon as they enter the cataloging system. For most items this will be the day of their release. Some items with a high anticipation will enter the system ahead of time. You can also ask any of us at the library for assistance.


Adult Books

Brit Bennett- The Vanishing Half

Release Date June 2nd

The Vanishing Half

From barnesandnoble.com: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.


Heather Young- The Distant Dead

Release Date June 9th

The Distant Dead

From barnesandnoble.com: Adam Merkel left a university professorship in Reno to teach middle school in Lovelock seven months before he died. A quiet, seemingly unremarkable man, he connected with just one of his students: Sal Prentiss, a lonely sixth grader who lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills. The two outcasts developed a tender, trusting friendship that brought each of them hope in the wake of tragedy. But it is Sal who finds Adam’s body, charred almost beyond recognition, half a mile from his uncles’ compound.

Nora Wheaton, the middle school’s social studies teacher, dreamed of a life far from Lovelock only to be dragged back on the eve of her college graduation to care for her disabled father, a man she loves but can’t forgive. She sensed in the new math teacher a kindred spirit—another soul bound to Lovelock by guilt and duty. After Adam’s death, she delves into his past for clues to who killed him and finds a dark history she understands all too well. But the truth about his murder may lie closer to home. For Sal Prentiss’s grief seems heavily shaded with fear, and Nora suspects he knows more than he’s telling about how his favorite teacher died. As she tries to earn the wary boy’s trust, she finds he holds not only the key to Adam’s murder, but an unexpected chance at the life she thought she’d lost.

Weaving together the last months of Adam’s life, Nora’s search for answers, and a young boy’s anguished moral reckoning, this unforgettable thriller brings a small American town to vivid life, filled with complex, flawed characters wrestling with the weight of the past, the promise of the future, and the bitter freedom that forgiveness can bring.


Elin Hilderbrand- 28 Summers

Release Date June 16th

28 Summers

From barnesandnoble.com: When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.

There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?

Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere — through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise — until Mallory learns she's dying.

Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.


B.A. Paris - The Dilemma

Release Date June 30th

The Dilemma

From amazon.com: It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding they never had. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad Marnie won’t be there.

Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. She needs to tell Adam, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for Livia: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the party. But before Marnie arrives, Adam hears some terrible news. Now he too is faced with a dilemma: Does he share what he's learned with his wife? Is hiding the truth the same as telling a lie? And how far are Adam and Livia willing to go to protect the ones they love―and give each other a last few hours of happiness?



Movies

1BR

Release Date June 2nd

1BR

From dvdsreleasedates.com: 1BR is about a young woman, Sarah, who moves to Hollywood into a new apartment complex. Upon her arrival she is met by her neighbors who seem to be very welcoming and describe themselves as a small community. Sarah soon begins to hear strange noises at night causing that none of the other residents seem to notice. This escalates into threatening letters and strange circumstances happening in her apartment. With seemingly no help from the residents and consistent lack of sleep, she begins to question herself. Soon, Sarah realizes that her neighbors might not be as friendly as they seem.


The Hunt

Release Date June 9th

The Hunt

From dvdsreleasedates.com: The Hunt follows twelve strangers who wake up in an open space in a forest, unknowing of where, how they got there or why. These strangers soon discover they are a part of an extravagant hunting trip conducted by globalists that have gathered at an isolated Manor House for the sport. But there's one catch: they are the targets. Through twists, conspiracy, and all out mayhem, they begrudgingly must band together to thwart the hunters, escape the forest, and survive.


Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Release Date June 16th

Impractical Jokers: The Movie

From dvdsreleasedates.com: The Tenderloins are back! These competitive buddies continue their idiocy on the big screen. When a fan invites them to a party but only sends 3 tickets they decide to take a trip to Miami and compete in different challenges on the way. The catch is that whoever is named the loser after these challenges will miss out on their chance to attend the party. Check out these four friends in their competition to embarrass one another in a series of practical jokes and sordid schemes.


The Quarry

Release Date June 16th

The Quarry

From dvdsreleasedates.com: A stranger comes to town as a new clergy man and his congregation welcomes him with open arms- but do they know who he is? His past reveals a dark murder of a former preacher and how his new identity has led him to this life. With the support of a bamboozled congregation, can he convince everyone of who he is and be freed of his past? Or will suspicions rise as investigators make connections to a homicide.


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