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The musician's quest : George MacDonald ; Michael R. Phillips, editor.
By MacDonald, George,
Recollection -- Shargar -- Mrs. Falconer -- School -- Night visitor -- Magnificent discovery -- Another discovery in the Garret -- Violin -- Robert's plan of salvation -- Robert's mother -- Mary St. John -- Dreams -- Mr. Lammie's farm -- Factory -- Nature's claim on Robert -- Daring rescue -- Dragon kite -- Catastrophe! -- Glorious offer -- Gates of paradise -- Winter of discontent -- Stroke -- Dooble Sanny -- Aberdeen -- Dr. Anderson -- Conversation -- Shargar's accident -- Heart of the King -- Grave from the past -- Shargar aspires to breeding -- In the desert -- Home again -- Mere glimpse -- Doctor's death -- Talk with Grannie -- Shargar's mother -- Silk weaver -- My own acquaintance -- Brothers -- Two talks -- Attack -- Andrew at last -- Andrew rebels -- Brown letter -- Father and son -- In the country -- Three generations -- Final chapter -- New chapter.Robert's mother had died when he was very young. His father, overwhelmed with grief and responsibility, eventually disappeared, leaving Robert to the care of his austere, very strict grandmother. In her sincere yet misguided devotion to God, she is constantly on guard against any weak characteristics from her wayward son which might appear in her young grandson.
© c1984., Bethany House,

Where'd you go, Bernadette /
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.Title from disc surface.Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Troian Bellisario, Laurence Fishburne, Emma Nelson, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, James Urbaniak.Costume designer, Kari Perkins ; music, Graham Reyonds ; editor, Sandra Adair ; production designer, Bruce Curtis ; director of photography, Shane Kelly.MPAA rating: PG-13; some strong language and drug material.Bernadette Fox, a loving mom, becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

True believer : a thriller /
By Carr, Jack
Former Navy SEAL James Reece's skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and [has] set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. The attacks are being coordinated by a shadowy former Iraqi commando who has disappeared into Europe's underground. The United States government has an asset who can turn the Iraqi against his masters: James Reece, the most-wanted domestic terrorist alive. After avenging the deaths of his family and team members, Reece emerges deep in the wilds of Mozambique, protected by the family of his estranged best friend and former SEAL Team member. When a series of events uncovers his whereabouts, the CIA recruits him, using a Presidential pardon for Reece and immunity for the friends who helped him in his mission of vengeance. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a traitorous CIA officer and uncovers a sinister assassination plot with worldwide repercussions.

A Christmas gathering /
By Perry, Anne,
A cold case adds an extra chill to the holiday season as Anne Perry whisks readers to an elegant home in the English countryside for a Christmas of secrets, soul-searching, and forgiveness.

White Christmas Wedding : a novel /
By Winters, Celeste,
Returning home to her family's farm in the Midwest for her Christmas wedding was never Beth Dean's plan. But it's the only way her beloved grandmother will be able to attend. And even her New York City friends will find the family's old barn elegant. But when her fiancé 's family want her to sign a pre-nup, her hopes for her future marriage may be crumbling even as the guests arrive.

Buckskin, bloomers, and me /
By Boggs, Johnny D.,
What's a 16-year-old boy to do when he learns that his stepmother and a local judge have murdered his father and now plan to kill him, too? Well, when it's 1906, and you can play pretty good second base, you join a barn-storming baseball team making its way across Kansas. It also helps that the team is the Kansas City National Bloomer Girls. After all, who'd look for a runaway boy disguised as a girl on a women's team that competes against town teams of male players? Of course, it'll take more than long hair, a Spalding glove, and a quick bat to stay alive. Luckily, another Bloomer Girl, Buckskin Compton, alias Dolly Madison, on the dodge after some shootings and beatings in Wyoming, takes the kid under his tutelage. Staying alive won't prove easy for the reluctant female impersonators as they deal with a budding romance, hitting slumps, a crooked manager, bean balls, drunken teammates, bank robbers, lousy umpires, a revolution for women's rights and a rapidly changing Western frontier.

The world that we knew
By Hoffman, Alice
© 12/01/2019, Center Point Publishing

Massacre at Crow Creek crossing /
By West, Charles,
"Cole Bonner will never forget what happened to his family at Crow Creek Crossing. His wife, her parents, and their three young children--brutally slaughtered by outlaws. The horror of the massacre drove him into the wilderness. Drove him nearly mad. And drove him to seek an equally brutal revenge...Now, against his better judgment, Bonner is returning to the place that almost destroyed him. While hunting in the mountains, he discovers that a man has been murdered and a woman abducted. He manages to track the killers and free her. But to bring the widow to safety, he will have to face his own demons. Return to his old homestead. And relive the violence--and the vengeance--of another massacre at Crow Creek Crossing.."--Provided by publisher.

The fifth column /
By Gross, Andrew,
"February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell's Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows. Two years later. America is wrestling with whether to enter the growing war. Charles's estranged wife and six-year-old daughter, Emma, now live in a quiet brownstone in the German-speaking New York City neighborhood of Yorkville, where support for Hitler is common. Charles, just out of prison, struggles to put his life back together, while across the hall from his family, a kindly Swiss couple, Trudi and Willi Bauer, have taken a liking to Emma. But Charles begins to suspect that they might not be who they say they are. As the threat of war grows, and fears of a 'fifth column'--German spies embedded into everyday life--are everywhere, Charles puts together that the seemingly amiable Bauers may be part of a sinister conspiracy. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles the only one who can see it and Emma, an innocent pawn"--

Synapse /
By James, Steven,
Thirty years in the future. When Kestrel Hathaway, a pastor in Cincinnati, witnesses a terror attack, she's drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her cognizant robot, have to untangle before it's too late. With the help of counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon, she needs to stop a second, more brutal attack, that could leave thousands dead. And the clock is ticking.... -- adapted from back cover"From the critically-acclaimed author whom Publishers Weekly has called a "master storyteller" comes a taut new thriller where things are not always as they appear to be ... Thirty years from now, when Kestrel Hathaway, a pastor in Cincinnati, witnesses a terror attack, she's drawn into a world of conspiracies and lies that she and Jordan, her cognizant robot, have to untangle before it's too late. With the help of counterterrorism agent Nick Vernon, she needs to stop a second, more brutal attack, that could leave thousands dead. And the clock is ticking. Deftly weaving suspense and intrigue into a rich, resonant tale that explores faith and what it really means to be human, James offers us a glimpse into the future and into our own hearts. Synapse is an unforgettable, gripping story of dreams shattered, truth revealed, and hope reborn"--

Hoot /
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital stereo surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.Luke Wilson (Delinko), Logan Lerman (Roy Eberhardt), Brie Larson (Beatrice), Tim Blake Nelson (Curly), Cody Linley (Mullet Fingers), Neil Flynn (Mr. Eberhardt), Clark Gregg (Muckle), Kiersten Warren (Mrs. Eberhardt), Jessica Cauffiel (Kimberly), Dean Collins (Garrett), Robert Wagner (Mayor Grandy).Director of photography, Michael Chapman ; editor, Alan Edward Bell ; production designer, Stephen Lineweaver ; costume designer, Christopher Lawrence ; original songs by Jimmy Buffett ; original score by Phil Marshall, Michael Utley and Mac McAnally.MPAA rating: Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language.Roy Eberhardt is the only child in a family that is constantly relocating for his father's work. At 14, he's once again the new kid, this time in the tiny Florida beach town of Coconut Cove. Predictably, a bully nicknames him "Cowgirl" and proceeds to torture him. Unpredictably, a barefoot blonde boy who runs alongside the school bus every morning fascinates him. Tough-as-nails girl jock Beatrice befriends Roy, helps with the bully, and is revealed as the stepsister of the blonde boy, Mullet. The teens band together, fighting an improbable crusade to protect a group of endangered burrowing owls from being plowed under by a greedy pancake-house magnate. They aren't hindered at all by the hapless construction-site manager, the local Keystone Kop, or the dastardly Mayor.Main titles -- New kid -- Chasing Mullet -- Vandalism -- Stakeout -- Confronting bullies -- Mullet's hideout -- Delivering shoes -- Muckle's 100th -- Dana's revenge -- Dog bite -- Nature tour -- Dana's arrest -- Overnight guest -- Missing seat -- Plan -- Ground breaking -- Roy's speech -- Happy ending -- Credits.
© ©2006., New Line Productions ; Distributed by New Line Home Entertainment,

Bridge to Terabithia /
DVD, NTSC, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, region 1.Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, Zooey Deschanel.Music by Aaron Zigman ; costume designer, Barbara Darragh ; edited by John Gilbert ; production designer, Rob Gillies ; director of photography, Michael Chapman.MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language.Jesse Aarons is in the 5th grade and has trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school. He becomes upset when new classmate Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and some other striking differences, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia where they rule as king and queen and is a land filled with monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants. This friendship helps Jesse cope with a tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.Jess Aarons -- Leslie Burke -- Fastest kid int he fifth grade -- "Why can't we be friends?" -- Enchanted rope -- Rulers of Terabithia -- Prince Terrien, giant troll hunter -- Golden room -- Church Sunday -- Lost keys -- Perfect day -- No! -- Stranded -- Building the bridge -- Credits.
For private home use only.

After Earth /
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1), described video; 5.1 Dolby Digital.Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo.Director of phography, Peter Suschitzky ; editor, Steven Rosenblum ; music, James Newton Howard.MPAA rating: PG-13; for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images; CHV rating: PG; not recommend for young children. Violence, frightening scenes.Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon.

Tooth Fairy 2 [videorecording] /
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) aspect ratio, dual-layer ; Dolby digital ; NTSC 1.Larry The Cable Guy, Brady Reiter, Erin Beute, David Mackey.Music, Chris Hajian ; editor, Heath Ryan ; production designer, Charlie Daboub ; director of photography, Levie Isaacks.MPAA rating: PG; for some mild rude humor.Larry Guthrie is a fun-loving guy with a serious mission: to win back Brooke, the love of his life. But when Larry upsets a small boy with a loose tooth where Brooke works, he's 'sentenced' to become a real Tooth Fairy. It's tutu times the laughs watching Larry strut his stuff in pink tights and ballet shoes as he tries to restore the boy's faith before Brooke marries the wrong man, and he only has ten days to git-r-done!English, French or Spanish dialogue; English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned.
© 2012., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,

Barbie as The princess and the pauper /
DVD; Dolby Digital surround, region 1, NTSC.Voice: Martin Short.Songs by Megan Cavallari and Amy Powers ; music by Arnie Roth.Tells the story of a princess and a pauper who were worlds apart in lifestyles, yet identical in looks. When chance brings them together, it becomes the beginning of a great adventure and a friendship that will last a lifetieme. When Anneliese is captured, Erika must pretend to be the princess to help find out what has happened and to save the real princess. In the end, the magic of love and friendship triumphs and the kingdom is saved.Music CD:Free -- How can I refuse -- I am a girl like you -- To be a princess -- Cat's meow -- If you love me for me -- Written in your heart.
© ©2004., Family Home Entertainment : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment,

Love's enduring promise /
DVD, region 1, NTSC, single layer, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby surround.January Jones, Mackenzie Astin, Cliff De Young, Dale Midkiff, Katherine Heigl.Director of photography, Maximo Munzi ; art director, Scott H. Campbell ; costume designer, Evan Waters ; editor, Colleen Halsey ; music, Kevin Kiner.MPAA rating: Not rated.Clark and Marty were caught up in a marriage of convenience that over time turned into deep mutual respect and love. They now preside over a growing family in their little prairie house. As they reach out to those in their frontier community, they discover that love is not limited to the size of one's dwelling.

Risky business /
Blu-ray disc, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., 1080p High Definition.This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.Certain features are playable only on Blu-ray disc players with BonusView or BD Live capability.Tom Cruise, Rebecca DeMornay.MPAA rating: R.Joel is a suburban Chicago teenager whose parents leave on vacation. Joel is left alone in the wealthy northern Chicago suburbs with the family house and Porsche at his disposal. Through his scheming friends, he finds himself entertaining the very sexy Lana. After meeting Joel's enthusiastic friends, Lana spots a business opportunity. She suggests bringing in some of her equally stunning colleagues. Joel is not thrilled will the idea. Now, Joel is involved with a prostitue, her friends and a very angry pimp. When the Porsche accidentally falls into Lake Michigan, Joel requires a quick infusion of ready cash, and takes Lana up on her offer of help.
This disc is copy protected.

Smoke screen /
By Blackstock, Terri,
"Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined by an injury that he's forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher's daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate's drunken dad was loud--and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down, people assumed it was Nate getting even for his father's conviction. He let the rumors fly and left Carlisle without looking back. Now, Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and she's dealing with a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he's using lies and his family's money to sway the judge. She's barely hanging on, and she's turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her. As they deal with the present--including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that's threatening their town--their past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she'll have to learn to trust him again first."--Provided by publisher.

A minute to midnight /
By Baldacci, David,
'My sister was abducted from here nearly thirty years ago. The person who took her was never found. And neither was she. Her abductor nearly killed me. So I'm back here now trying to find the truth.' Atlee Pine has spent most of her life trying to find out what happened that fateful night in Andersonville, Georgia. Her six-year-old twin sister, Mercy, was taken and Atlee was left for dead while their parents were apparently partying downstairs. One person who continues to haunt her is notorious serial killer, Daniel James Tor, confined to a Colorado maximum security prison. Does he really know what happened to Mercy? The family moved away. The parents divorced. And Atlee chose a career with the FBI dedicating her life to catching those who hurt others. When she oversteps the mark on the arrest of a dangerous criminal, she's given a leave of absence offering the perfect opportunity to return to where it all began, and find some answers. But the trip to Andersonville turns into a roller-coaster ride of murder, long-buried secrets and lies. And a revelation so personal that everything she once believed to be true is fast turning to dust.

Ninth house /
By Bardugo, Leigh,
Includes bibliographical references."Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. Their eight windowless 'tombs' are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street's biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living." --