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Friday, September 19, 2014

The 2014 National Book Award for Fiction Longlist!

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2013 National Book Award Fiction Longlist

The shortlist will be announced on October 15th.
National Book Award Winner will be announced on November 19th.
Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman

Molly AntopolThe UnAmericans

John DarnielleWolf in White Van

Anthony DoerrAll the Light We Cannot See

Phil Klay, Redeployment

Emily St. John MandelStation Eleven

Elizabeth McCrackenThunderstruck & Other Stories

Richard PowersOrfeo

Marilynne RobinsonLila

Jane Smiley, Some Luck

Orfeo also made the longlist for the Man Booker prize but couldn't crack the shortlist, which is the literary version of "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New DVDs out Tuesday, September 16th!

"The Fault in Our Stars" - Augustus and Hazel are teenagers in love - How did they meet? Through a cancer support group - based on the monumental best seller by John Green - winner of five Teen Choice Awards - stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort ("Divergent," "Carrie"), Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe

"Godzilla" - Brace yourself! The world's most 
famous monster lizard may be wreaking havoc on behalf of humanity this time! - stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Kick-Ass 2"), Bryan Cranston (TV's "Breaking Bad") and Elizabeth Olsen ("In Secret")

"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" - as seen on PBS - Ken Burns tells how Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin not only changed American politics but the world around them - features the voices of Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep and Edward Herrmann (Mr Herrmann portrayed FDR in the 1976-77 TV miniseries "Eleanor and Franklin" and the 1982 movie musical "Annie")

"Petals on the Wind" - it has been ten years since the Dollanganger siblings escaped the attic of their deranged grandparents - now the emotional fallout of that imprisonment needs to be dealt with finally - based on the shocking best seller by V.C, Andrews and starring Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn and Rose McIver (TV's "Masters of Sex")


"Prisoners of War: Season Two" - from Israel - the adjustment of three prisoners of war returned after seventeen years continues amidst their families but also concerning national security