Guest post by Kim Wroblewski and Elizabeth Ehr

Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Relax with some of these new movies and audiobooks! Choose from an assortment of fiction, nonfiction, humor, mystery/suspense, biography/memoir, science fiction/fantasy, and historical fiction. There’s something for everyone …

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My sister
My Sister’s Keeper – DVD
Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. Suddenly, their baby girl falls ill. Their desperate decision to conceive another child raises both ethical and moral questions and begins to erode their relationship. Their actions ultimately set off a court case that threatens to tear the family apart.
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Eat Pray Love – DVD
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
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Precious (based on the novel ‘Push’) – DVD
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope.
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The Blind Side – DVD
When homeless teenager Michael Oher is given a home by the Touhy family in Memphis, he learns to play football and find success in school, and they discover a new son and brother.
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Wonder Boys – DVD
During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up.
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If You Ask Me : (And of Course You Won’t) – audiobook
During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up.
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The Paris Wife – audiobook
In this fictional memoir, Hadley Hemingway chronicles the life and career of her husband, famed twentieth century writer Ernest Hemingway. Through Hadley’s unique perspective, listeners get a behind-the-scenes look into the personal lives of the Lost Generation writers, including Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound.
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Wicked – audiobook
This re-creation of the land of Oz, tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
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Steve Jobs – audiobook
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, the author has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – audiobook
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. Harriet’s uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family – the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. This is a violent and bloody thriller, a sinister family saga, a mystery of massive financial fraud and an ambiguous and haunting love story.
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