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What to Watch
A true story about a widowed dad who takes on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood. Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin.
Kevin Hart stars in a heartwarming true story about a widowed dad who copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own.
When a college professor in the remote mountains of the American West confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her property, she's drawn into an escalating battle of wills with catastrophic consequences.
Hallelujah : Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, "Hallelujah." This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: the songwriter and his times; the song's dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom "Hallelujah" has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen's notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.
Ant-Man and the Wasp : Quantumania
Scott and Hope, along with Hank and Janet, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with bizarre creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Ruth is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and a newly fractured leg. Sam is her unruly grandson, recently kicked out of boarding school and grieving the death of his mother. When the two are brought together under the same roof, they form an unexpected bond.
City on a Hill: Season 1
Set in 1990's Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Family, blood, betrayal, honor, corruption, all combine in this powerful series that's one-part gritty thriller and another intimate family drama.
Good Sam: The Complete Series
Sam Griffith is a gifted heart surgeon who excels in her new leadership role as chief of surgery after her renowned boss falls into a coma. When her former boss wakes up months later demanding to resume his duties, Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent. Complicating matters, the caustic and arrogant Dr. Rob 'Griff' Griffith also happens to be her father. As Griff defies Sam's authority and challenges her medical expertise, the big question becomes whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their relationship as expertly as they heal the hearts of their patients.
When Love is Not Enough : The Lois Wilson Story
Lois met and fell in love with Bill Wilson, and when Bill returned from World War I, they married. Despite concerns over Bill's drinking, Lois believed he was destined for greatness. Bill's drinking spiraled out of control and soon his job, their home, even their dreams were gone. When Bill attained sobriety, he poured his time and energy into helping other drunks, which led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Frustrated that Lois was not acknowledged for her helping Bill, she drew on her own experience as the wife of a drunk and began Al-Anon.
Knock at the Cabin
While on vacation, a family is taken hostage by a group of strangers who demand that they make a choice to avert the apocalypse.
To Her, With Love
Kayla returns to her hometown and gets a job as head of the arts program at her high school alma mater. When she learns that the school is planning on cutting the arts department due to budget cuts, she teams up with Jordan, another teacher, to save the arts department, and falls in love in the process.
Claire and Evelyn are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard, the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph, her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.
Jerry and Marge Go Large
When retiree Jerry Selbee discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery, he and his wife Marge go on an exciting multi-million dollar winning spree to revive their small Michigan town. But when a selfish college student cheats the system, Jerry must find a way to make the game fair for all.
Jack finds himself adrift after his father, legendary Coach Davis, cuts him from his renowned soccer club. Estranged from his dad, at odds with his brother and desperate for purpose, he turns to his ex-girlfriend Sofia. Inspired by her tough love and unwavering pursuit to become a recording artist, he takes one last shot at his lifelong dream, by trying out for a rival soccer club.
Doctor Who. Jodie Whittaker
Travel through time and space with the Thirteenth Doctor! Jump on the TARDIS for an adventure through time and space with the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. Travel to the far future to the planet Kandoka, or take a trip to the past and visit Nikola Tesla in this 10-disc collection. With the Thirteenth Doctor sorting out fair play across the universe, she is never too far away from her trusted friends Yaz (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh), and Dan (John Bishop). Join them as they battle against the Doctor's deadliest foes including the Daleks, Cybermen, and a mysterious man who calls himself O (Sacha Dawan). This is a Doctor Who collection you do not want to miss out on!
City Walls : An Amos Walker Novel
The search for a fugitive embezzler leads Amos Walker to Cleveland, where he is hired by Emmett Yale, a leading figure in the electric car industry, to investigate the murder of his stepson. Yale believes that his stepson's hitman is connected to Clare Strickling, a former employee, and his attempts to silence whispers that he has bought illegal insider-trading information. Walker shadows Strickling to a private airfield as he attempts to flee the country--only to then witness his murder. The twisted web of lies and deceit surrounding both deaths forces Walker to question the motivations of everyone he encounters, from Major Jack Flagg, an elderly barnstormer, Palm Volker, the attractive aviatrix who runs the airfield, Candido, a surly maintenance worker employed by Palm, and Gabe Parrish, a retired boxer. Naturally, everyone has secrets to keep--but the truths lurking beneath the surface this time may make this Walker's final case.
Gordon Ramsay's Uncharted : A Culinary Adventure With 60 Recipes From Around the Globe
Chef Gordon Ramsay travels the world to share 75 mouthwatering recipes and insights into a variety of cultures.
Laws of Wrath
When the butchered body of a transgender woman is found in a dumpster, it's up to Detective Phee Freeman to solve the crime. But this case is personal. The victim is Freeman's sister. At first, the slaying looks like the random act of a vicious killer, but Freeman, his partner Quincy Cavanaugh, and FBI agent Janet Maclin soon discover this is something much more sinister. Similar ritualistic murders are taking place across the city. They're willing to do whatever it takes to stop the massacres-even if that means that have to join forces with The Dr. Daria Zibik, a brilliant but deranged cult leader. But what if the evil they are hunting and the sociopath they are trusting are one in the same?
Breathe and Count Back From Ten
Verónica has had many surgeries to manage her disability. The best form of rehabilitation is swimming, so she spends hours in the pool, but not just to strengthen her body. Her Florida town is home to Mermaid Cove, a kitschy underwater attraction where professional mermaids perform in giant tanks . . . and Verónica wants to audition. But her conservative Peruvian parents would never go for it. And they definitely would never let her be with Alex, her cute new neighbor. She decides it's time to seize control of her life, but her plans come crashing down when she learns her parents have been hiding the truth from her--the truth about her own body.
Love to Eat : 75 Easy, Craveworthy Recipes for Healthy, Intuitive Eating
Modic's Armenian roots instilled in her a deep passion for food and flavor. But she was also surrounded by society's complicated views on women's bodies and diet crazes, which led to years of suffering from an eating disorder. In her kitchen she learned to turn former binge foods into healthy but indulgent standards. Here Modic teaches you how to listen to your body's cues around food, discover a more flexible relationship to your diet, and nourish your body and spirit with whole-foods recipes that celebrate flavor.
This Other Eden : A Novel
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers, a novel inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, an isolated island off the coast of Maine that became one of the first racially integrated towns in the Northeast. In 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife, Patience, discover an island where they can make a life together. Over a century later, the Honeys' descendants and a diverse group of neighbors are desperately poor, isolated, and often hungry, but nevertheless protected from the hostility awaiting them on the mainland. During the tumultuous summer of 1912, Matthew Diamond, a retired, idealistic but prejudiced schoolteacher-turned-missionary, disrupts the community's fragile balance through his efforts to educate its children. His presence attracts the attention of authorities on the mainland who, under the influence of the eugenics-thinking popular among progressives of the day, decide to forcibly evacuate the island, institutionalize its residents, and develop the island as a vacation destination. Beginning with a hurricane flood reminiscent of the story of Noah's Ark, the novel ends with yet another Ark. In prose of breathtaking beauty and power, Paul Harding brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters: Iris and Violet McDermott, sisters raising three orphaned Penobscot children; Theophilus and Candace Larks and their brood of vagabond children; the prophetic Zachary Hand to God Proverbs, a Civil War veteran who lives in a hollow tree; and more. A spellbinding story of resistance and survival, This Other Eden is an enduring testament to the struggle to preserve human dignity in the face of intolerance and injustice.
The Weight: A Novel
Distant lovers. Shady friends. Racist strangers. Estranged parents. Insufferable bosses. Who says your twenties are fun? Julian Strickland is seemingly the lone Black man in the hipster dreamland of Portland, Oregon. To his friends, he's the coolest member of the scene: the soulful drummer from Chicago in an indie rock band that's just about to break through. But to himself, he's a sheltered Christian homeschool kid who used to write book reports on Leviticus. A virgin until the night of his marriage, divorced at twenty-four, he's still in disarray two years later - pretending to fit in, wondering if any of his relationships are real, estranged from his family, and struggling to reconcile his strict religious background. Then he meets Ida Blair, a Black painter at the start of a promising career. They begin a tentative romance, and Ida seems to offer Julian relief from his confusion. Until suddenly she stops responding to his texts. Things only get worse when Julian's best friend mysteriously turns on him, his house burns down, and the band considers breaking up on the eve of their most important show yet. It seems the only thing Julian has left - the only thing he's ever had, really - is the weight he is carrying. Jeff Boyd's beguiling first novel is a piercing exploration of faith, racial identity, love, and friendship - woven of acid humor, disarming vulnerability, and unforgettable poignance.
Magnolia Table. Volume 3
At the end of the day, it's gathering around the table and sharing a meal with the ones you love that make time spent in the kitchen worthwhile.
Joanna Gaines--cofounder of Magnolia, cook and host of Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, and New York Times bestselling author--brings us her third cookbook filled with timeless and nostalgic recipes--now reimagined--for today's home cook. Whether it's in the making, the gathering, or the tasting of something truly delicious, this collection of recipes from Magnolia Table, Volume 3 is an invitation to savor every moment. In Joanna's first cookbook, the #1 New York Times bestselling Magnolia Table, she introduced readers to her favorite passed-down family recipes. For her second cookbook, Magnolia Table, Volume 2, she pushed herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family. In this, her third cookbook, Joanna shares the recipes--old and new--that she's enjoyed the most over the years. The result is a cookbook filled with recipes that are timeless, creative, and delicious! Just as in her past books, within each recipe Joanna speaks to the reader, explaining why she likes a recipe, what inspired her to create it in the first place, and how she prefers to serve it. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you will want to bring into your own home, including: Honey Butter Layered Biscuit Bites, Bananas Foster Pancakes, Brussels Sprout Gruyére Gratin, White Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, Garlic Shrimp over Parmesan Risotto, Peanut Butter Pie, and Brownie Cookies.
The Last Remains
When the body of an archeology student, who went missing in 2002, is found during the renovation of a café, Dr. Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson uncover a tangled web of relationships between the archeology group and the café.
The God of Endings
By turns suspenseful and enchanting, this breathtaking first novel weaves a story of love, family, history, and myth as seen through the eyes of one immortal woman. Collette LeSange is a lonely artist who heads an elite fine arts school for children in upstate New York. Her youthful beauty masks the dark truth of her life: she has endured centuries of turmoil and heartache in the wake of her grandfather's long-ago decision to make her immortal like himself. Now in 1984, Collette finds her life upended by the arrival of a gifted child from a troubled home, the return of a stalking presence from her past, and her own mysteriously growing hunger. Combining brilliant prose with breathtaking suspense, Jacqueline Holland's The God of Endings serves as a larger exploration of the human condition in all its complexity, asking us the most fundamental question: is life in this world a gift or a curse?
Music : The Definitive Visual History
A history of the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, reviewing not only Western music but also music from around the world. Includes profiles of influential musicians, a history of instruments, and a listing of key works for each genre.
The Ferryman : A Novel
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting novel about a group of survivors on a hidden island utopia--where the truth isn't what it seems. Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera's lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh. Proctor Bennett, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people through the retirement process--and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he's been dreaming--which is supposed to be impossible in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry. Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group--known as "Arrivalists"--who may be fomenting revolution. Soon Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than realized--and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.
The New One
A suspenseful, cutting-edge novel about two parents who finally get the daughter they've always wanted-it's too bad she isn't real. From the author of We Hear Voices. For Tamsyn and Ed, life is tough. They both work long hours for very little money and come home to their moody, rebellious daughter, Scarlett. After a tragic accident leaves Scarlett comatose and with little chance of recovery, Tamsyn and Ed are out of options until a lifeline emerges in the form of an unusual medical trial. In exchange for the very best treatment for Scarlett, a fully furnished apartment, and a limitless spending account, the family must agree to move to Switzerland and welcome an artificial copy of their daughter into their home. Suddenly their life is transformed. Tamsyn and Ed want for nothing, and the AI replacement, Sophie, makes it feel just like having their daughter back-except without all the bad parts. Sophie is engaged, happy, and actually wants to spend time with her parents. But things take a turn for the worse when Scarlett makes a very real recovery and the family discovers that the forces behind their new life are darker than they ever could have imagined.
A simple, stylish cookbook full of desserts that come together faster than you can eat them, from the New York Times bestselling author of Dining In and Nothing Fancy. Casual, effortless, chic: These are not words you'd use to describe most desserts. But before Alison Roman made recipes so perfect that they go by one name -- The Cookie, The Pasta, The Lemon Cake -- she was a restaurant pastry chef who spent most of her time learning to make things the hard way. She studied flavor, technique, precision...and distilled her knowledge to pare all that down into treats that get you the most deliciousness with the least amount of fuss. So the desserts you want to make right away -- whether you're craving cookies, cakes, or other sweet stuff -- you can make right away. Simple but sublime, Alison shows you how make sweets with her trademark casualness, like how to turn jam into a dessert (swirled into ice cream, folded into easy cake batter, spread onto a rough pastry dough). Make simple cakes that dirty only one bowl. Keep one crust recipe in your back pocket and turn it into any pie you want. Recipes like Salted Lemon Pie, Hot Buttered Rum Cake, and Toasted Rice Pudding make your sweetest dream come true in an instant. In Sweet Enough, Alison has written the book for people who think they don't have the time or skill to pull off dessert.
Generations : The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents--and What They Mean for America's Future
They have had vastly different life experiences and thus, one assumes, they must have different beliefs and behaviors. But what are those differences, what causes them, and how deep do they actually run?
Generations is a deep dive into a treasure trove of long-running, government-funded surveys and databases to answer these questions. Drawing from 24 national datasets including 39 million people, the book explores how the generations differ in mental health, political beliefs, sexual behavior, gender identity, attitudes about race, life goals, drug and alcohol use, income, self-confidence, trust, and materialism – complete with 282 charts.
Upending the usual focus on major events, Generations argues that the strongest driver of generational change is technology, from labor-saving devices to medical advances to smartphones. Changes in technology also lead to downstream effects, like a slower life (children and teens taking longer to grow to independence, young adults taking longer to settle down, and “60 is the new 50”) and individualism (more focus on the self and less on others, leading to more freedom and equality but also more disconnection). These drivers of change also provide a view into the future – of the workplace, consumer behavior, birth rates, and politics.
Generations will forever change the way you view your parents, peers, coworkers, and children, no matter which generation you call your own.