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Arthur the king

Arthur the king

2024

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. Based on an incredible true story, ARTHUR THE KING follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. As the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty and friendship truly mean.

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The ashes & the star-cursed king : a Crowns of Nyaxia novel

The ashes & the star-cursed king : a Crowns of Nyaxia novel

Broadbent, Carissa, author.
2023

With the Kejari at an end, betrayal sends Oraya reeling and forces her to accept a secret alliance with Raihn, Oraya's only option for exacting revenge and reclaiming her kingdom.

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Before the swallows come back

Before the swallows come back

Curnow, Fiona, author
2023

Tommy struggles with people, with communicating, preferring solitude, drifting off with nature. He is protected by his Tinker family who keep to the old ways. A life of quiet seclusion under canvas is all that he knows. Charlotte cares for her sickly father. She meets Tommy by the riverside and an unexpected friendship develops. Over the years it becomes something more, something crucial to both of them. But when tragedy strikes each family they are torn apart. Charlotte is sent far away. Tommy might have done something very bad.

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Bob Marley : one love

Bob Marley : one love

2024

Celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

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Bright and tender dark

Bright and tender dark

Pearson, Joanna, author
2024

Days after the dawn of Y2K, beautiful, charismatic nineteen-year-old Karlie Richards is found brutally murdered. Two decades later, her freshman year roommate, Joy, now middle-aged and mid-divorce, is living in the same college town and desperate for a new beginning. When she stumbles upon a twenty-year-old letter from Karlie, Joy becomes convinced the man in prison for her murder was wrongfully convicted. Soon she is diving deep into the dark world of internet conspiracy theorists and amateur sleuth blogs and bouncing off others touched by the long, sensational aftermath of this crime.

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The comfort of ghosts

The comfort of ghosts

Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955- author
2024

London, 1945: four adolescent orphans are squatting in a vacant mansion. Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners and discovers that a demobilized soldier, gravely ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, has taken shelter with the group. Maisie's quest to bring comfort to the youngsters and the ailing soldier brings to light a decades-old mystery concerning Maisie's first husband. As Maisie unravels the threads of her dead husband's life, she is forced to examine her own painful past and question beliefs she has always accepted as true.

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De humani corporis fabrica

De humani corporis fabrica

2023

Five centuries ago, anatomist Andreas Vesalius opened up the human body to science for the first time in history. Today, De Humani Corporis Fabrica opens the human body to the cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering, and hope, hospitals are laboratories that connect every body in the world.

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Enlightenment : a novel

Enlightenment : a novel

Perry, Sarah, 1979- author
2024

Though separated in age by three decades, Thomas Hart and Grace Macaulay are kindred spirits - torn between their commitment to religion and their desire to explore the world beyond their small Baptist community. Over the course of twenty years, by coincidence and design, Thomas and Grace will ask themselves what it means to love and be loved, what is fixed and what is mutable, how much of our fate is predestined and written in the stars, and whether they can find their way back to each other.

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Every little thing she does is magic

Every little thing she does is magic

Hébert, Michelle, 1968- author.
2024

"Kitten Love’s family is haunted by the memory of her teenaged aunt, Nerida, who died just days before Kitten’s birth in 1970. Her mother, Queena, believes the family is cursed, and she’s determined not to let disaster strike again. She won’t let Kitten out of her sight—especially to visit the beaches that surround the town. She’s built a bomb shelter to protect against Soviet attack, and she’s desperate to protect her husband, Stubby, from the fatal and mysterious Love Heart. Kitten thinks she knows how to defeat their curse: magic. But when protection spells and clues from tarot cards aren’t enough to save Stubby, Kitten turns her back on the things that make her life magical, and Queena turns her back on reality. She preserves everything as it was the day Stubby died in 1987—from the gold shag rug in the bathroom to the Duran Duran posters in Kitten’s room. Kitten, herself, is forbidden to change. Kitten tastes freedom when she falls in love and moves to British Columbia, but reinventing herself without the curse is harder than she expects. Tragedy and her own reliance on magical thinking eventually lead her back home to Queena, her brother Thom, and Aunt Bunny, who are equally stuck in their pasts. When tarot cards begin mysteriously showing up in her room, warning of a betrayal and encouraging an unlikely romance, she’s certain someone is watching her. Could the heartbreak that almost destroyed Kitten’s family be the very thing that helps them move on?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Forgotten on Sunday

Forgotten on Sunday

Perrin, Valérie, 1967- author
2024

Justine is 21 years old and has lived with her grandparents and her cousin Jules since the death of her parents. As a nursing assistant at a retirement home, she spends much of her days listening to her residents’ stories. After bonding with Hélène, an almost 100-year-old resident, the two women slowly reveal their stories to one another. Whilst Justine helps Hélène to relive her memories of love and war, Hélène encourages Justine to confront the secrets of her own past, and the loss she keeps buried deep within. One day, a mysterious phone detailing a shocking revelation shakes the retirement home to its core. At once humorous and melancholic, Valérie Perrin’s novel depicts the consequences of undeclared love and, in her inimitable way, portrays once again how the past is never really past.

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Godzilla x Kong. The new empire

Godzilla x Kong. The new empire

2024

The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures' cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of 'Godzilla vs. Kong' with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence, and our own. This film delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever.

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Just some stupid love story : a novel

Just some stupid love story : a novel

Doyle, Katelyn, author
2024

The one and only time Molly Marks was naive enough to fall in love was with her high school boyfriend, Seth - who she ghosted on the eve of graduation and hasn't seen in fifteen years. Seth Rubinstein believes in love, the grand, fated kind. At her high school reunion - and too many martinis and a drunken hookup later - Seth and Molly make a bet: whoever can predict the fate of five couples before the next reunion must declare that the other is right about true love. Molly assures Seth they are a tale of timeless heartbreak. Seth promises she'll end up hopelessly in love with him. She thinks he's delusional. He has five years to prove her wrong.

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The long game

The long game

2023

Follows five young Mexican-American caddies in 1955 who, fueled by their passion for golf, defy the odds by creating their own course in the South Texas desert. Despite facing outdated equipment and a lack of professional instruction, they triumph over wealthier, all-white teams to win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.

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Love lies bleeding

Love lies bleeding

2024

Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou's criminal family.

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Mirrored heavens

Mirrored heavens

Roanhorse, Rebecca, author.
2024


On the Adamant

On the Adamant

2024

On the Adamant is an affecting, enlightening documentary from nonfiction master Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, In the Land of the Deaf). It invites viewers to come aboard the Adamant and witness the transformational power of art and community. The Adamant is a one-of-a-kind place: a floating refuge on the Seine River in the heart of Paris that offers day programs for adults with mental illnesses. Its attendees come from across the city and are offered care that grounds them in time and space, helping them achieve recovery and stability. Through a blend of therapy, education, and culture rooted in music and the arts, Adamant offers a hopeful vision of what a humanistic approach to mental health care could look like. The community on the boat is intentionally created so that both the staff and the people receiving care are treated with the same respect and dignity. Their meetings and conversations reveal the camaraderie and collective humanity of a group of people whose similarities far outweigh their differences.

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Pet, pet, slap : a novel

Pet, pet, slap : a novel

Battershill, Andrew, 1988- author
2024

Pillow has converted to veganism and is in the middle of trying to rehome his menagerie of exotic pets. His roommate, Sherlock Holmes, has recently faked his own death by waterfall, and has now gone incognito and is Pillow's in-house doping expert. The thing is, Pillow doesn't feel all that motivated to train for his next big fight, and he's further distracted from his training when his car and pet shark mysteriously disappear. Luckily, Sherlock is a master of deduction. What follows is part underdog sports story, part work of Neozoological Surrealism, and part existential mystery novel.

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The secret history of Audrey James : a novel

The secret history of Audrey James : a novel

Marshall, Heather (Heather J.), author.
2024

Berlin, 1938 Audrey James is weeks away from graduating from a prestigious music school in Berlin, where she's been living with her best friend, Ilse Kaplan. As she prepares to finish her piano studies, Audrey dreads the thought of returning to England and leaving Ilse behind. When Ilse's parents and brother suddenly disappear, two high-ranking Nazi party members confiscate the Kaplans' upscale home, believing it to be empty. In a desperate attempt to keep Ilse safe, Audrey becomes housekeeper for the officers while Ilse is forced into hiding in the attic--a prisoner in her own home.

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Service model

Service model

Tchaikovsky, Adrian, 1972- author
2024

To fix the world they must first break it, further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into its core programming, they murder their owner. The robot discovers they can also do something else they never did before: They can run away. Fleeing the household they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating into ruins and an entire robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is having to find a new purpose. Sometimes all it takes is a nudge to overcome the limits of your programming.

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Shelterwood : a novel

Shelterwood : a novel

Wingate, Lisa, author
2024

Oklahoma, 1909. Eleven-year-old Olive Augusta Radley knows that her stepfather doesn't have good intentions toward the two Choctaw girls boarded in their home as wards. When the older girl disappears, Ollie flees to the woods, taking six-year-old Nessa with her. Oklahoma, 1990. Law enforcement ranger Valerie Boren-Odell is faced with local controversy over the park's opening, a teenage hiker gone missing, and the long-hidden burial site of three children unearthed in a cave. Val's quest for the truth soon collides with old secrets and the tragic and deadly history of the land itself.

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Sing like fish : how sound rules life under water

Sing like fish : how sound rules life under water

Kingdon, Amorina, 1985- author
2024

For centuries, humans ignored sound in the "silent world" of the ocean, assuming that what we couldn't perceive, didn't exist. Marine scientists now have the technology to record and study the complex interplay of the myriad sounds in the sea. With intimate and artful prose, this book tells a uniquely complete story of ocean animals' submerged sounds, envisions a quieter future, and offers a profound new understanding of the world below the surface.

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Stuart Woods' smolder

Stuart Woods' smolder

Battles, Brett, author
2024

Finally enjoying some downtime in Santa Fe, Stone Barrington agrees to attend an art exhibit with a dear friend. There, he encounters an intriguing woman who is on the trail of a ring of art thieves. Always one to please, Stone offers his help. From Santa Fe to Los Angeles, it quickly becomes clear that her investigation has links to Stone - particularly to rare Matilda Stone art, his mother's paintings. And when old grudges come to light, Stone is forced to reckon with a familiar enemy. Stone must act fast before whoever is out to get him finally closes in on him - for good.

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Summer romance

Summer romance

Monaghan, Annabel, author
2024

Ali Morris is a professional organizer whose own life is a mess. Her husband left and she hasn't worn pants with a zipper in longer than she cares to remember. No one is more surprised than Ali when the first time she takes off her wedding ring and puts on pants she meets someone. Or rather, her dog claims a man for her in the same way he claimed his favourite of her three children: by peeing on him. Ethan looks at her as if she's a version of herself she hasn't been in a long while. The last thing newly single mom Ali needs is to make her life messier, but there's no harm in a little summer romance.

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When among crows

When among crows

Roth, Veronica, author.
2024

Pain is Dymitr's calling. To slay the monsters he's been raised to kill, he had to split his soul in half to make a sword from his own spine. Every time he draws it, he gets blood on his hands. Pain is Ala's inheritance. When her mother died, a family curse to witness horrors committed by the Holy Order was passed onto her. The curse will claim her life, as it did her mother's, unless she can find a cure. One fateful night in Chicago, Dymitr comes to Ala with a bargain: her help in finding the legendary witch Baba Jaga in exchange for an enchanted flower that just might cure her. Desperate, and unaware of what Dymitr really is, Ala agrees. But they only have one day before the flower dies... and Ala's hopes of breaking the curse along with it.

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Wild failure : stories

Wild failure : stories

Whittall, Zoe author
2024

Novelist Zoe Whittall's debut collection of poetic fiction contends with the meaning of desire for both intimacy and danger in a world that devalues queer femininity. Whittall's characters navigate shame, attachment, and disconnection in this collection of outsider stories, which were inspired by the new narrative movement.

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