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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mr. Brooks is a very successful businessman who celebrates being named Man of the Year by caving in to his alter ego and committing murder "one last time." There are more than a few strange twists to this thriller on DVD.

Doris, Reference

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A Lifetime of Secrets

by Frank Warren
Sunday, February 24, 2008

This book is a compilation of postcards containing life secrets that were sent to the author. These amazing secrets reveal that most people are so much alike, but are terrified that they are alone and different. This is an incredibly moving book and easy read - filled with visuals of the postcards that aid the secrets themselves. This book is for anyone who wants to feel a connection to others.

Jen, Circulation & Administration

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

First you'll need to download the software - don't worry it's easy! Then you can make your selections from all the titles available for you to download - you'll need to enter in the numbers from the back of your library card before you can download them.

I used this a few weeks ago when I was ill and I was bored of being at home. I found it very easy to use and enjoyed the titles I dowloaded - mainly "library world" titles.

Some of the titles available include: shows like Fitness On Demand, Antiques Roadshow, America's Test Kitchen; movies like McClintock, My Best Friend's Wedding, Black Hawk Down, The Fifth...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

In 1982, 16 year old Marina Nemat was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death for political crimes. One of the guards fell in love with her eventually made her convert to the Islam faith and marry him in order to save her life. Part of the book tells of her life before the 2 years in prison. You get a feel for the political history and terrible unrest of Iran and Iraq in the 1980s.

With the situation in that part of the world today, this is an excellent background book as well as a fascinating one.

Sue N, Youth Services

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The Appeal

by John Grisham
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grisham returns to familiar ground in this legal thriller about what happens after a small Mississippi law firm wins a huge verdict over a large chemical company that dumped carcinogenic toxic waste at one of its facilities. Krane Chemical not only sets out to appeal the huge award, but knowing that it will take more than a year for the Mississippi Supreme Court to hear the case, they begin a plot to elect a justice whose vote will swing the court in their favor. If, like me, you were under the assumption that justices were not subject to the same campaign machinations as other elected officials then the political and legal intrigue that ensues will astound...

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