Each week, Shrewsbury Patch features new books, movies and music available through the .
Here are a few of this week’s new items:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, from Warner. "... visually stunning, action packed, faithful to the book, and mature not just in its themes and emotion but in the acting by its cast, some of whom had spent half their lives making Harry Potter movies."
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy), from Walt Disney Pictures. "This fourth installment of the Pirates franchise is jolly good fun--nearly as good as the first one, in fact. The writing is crisp, the action amazing--and there's the addition of a foe finally the match of Captain Jack: Ian McShane as the dreaded, and dreadful, Blackbeard."
- Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh. " ... an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of creative genius Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials."
- Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram, by Dang Thuy Tram. "At the age of twenty-four, Dang Thuy Tram volunteered to serve as a doctor in a National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) battlefield hospital in the Quang Ngai Province. Two years later she was killed by American forces not far from where she worked."
- King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage and Diplomacy in the Middle East, by Jack O'Connell. "A CIA station chief, later Jordan's lawyer in Washington, reveals the secret history of a lost peace ... His narrative contains secrets that will revise our understanding of the Middle East."
- Blood Kin: a Novel (Downloadable Audio), by Ceridwen Dovey. "... a character study of three men held captive after a military coup. All linked closely with the deposed president, the portraitist longs for his pregnant wife, the chef takes solace in preparing meals for the new regime, and the barber lives with the knowledge that he'd often held a razor to the throat of the man responsible for his brothers death."
- Brother, I'm dying (Downloadable Audio), by Edwidge Danticat. "When the author was only four years old, her parents emigrated from Haiti to New York in search of a better life, leaving their daughter in the care of her uncle Joseph. A peaceful pastor in Port-au-Prince, Joseph raised Edwidge with the love and devotion of a father, despite facing many hardships in politically turbulent Haiti. It wasn't until she was 12 years old that Edwidge was finally reunited with her parents--and forced to confront the inevitably complex emotions."
- Cormac: [the Tale of a Dog Gone Missing] (Downloadable Audio), by Sonny Brewer. "While Brewer is on a book tour in San Francisco, his golden retriever Cormac vanishes from their Alabama home. What follows is an extraordinary adventure, as Brewer travels door-to-door searching for information, only to discover the trail leads far beyond Alabama."
- How Do I Love Thee ?: a Novel of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetic Romance (Downloadable Audio), by Nancy Moser. "Moser spotlights Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her struggle for love against all odds. Long confined by baffling ailments, Elizabeth dispels her gloom through Bible meditation, prayer, and writing. But as she and a kind gentleman exchange letters in 1845, his fondness for her poetry takes an unexpected turn--inspiring her secret sonnets and dreams."
- Mercy Falls (Downloadable Audio), by William Kent Krueger. "Still troubled by an ambush that leaves his deputy lingering near death, Sheriff Cork O'Conner must investigate the mutilation murder of a Chicago businessman. Soon Cork finds himself distracted by the lovely female shadowing him and the handsome man stalking his wife."
Information courtesy of Wowbrary.