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Summary: A spicy adult comedy of manners, morals, and mid-life crises. A man who has everything nearly loses it all in an obsessive quest for a beautiful woman he spies from his Rolls-Royce.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Orion Pictures Co. 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TEN

Larsen, Taylor

Summary: "Debut novel about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him--and his family--into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAR

Summary: A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Trimark Home Video 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LOL

Modiano, Patrick

Summary: Modiano, winner of the Prix Goncourt, constructs "a haunting tale of quiet intensity" (Review of Contemporary Fiction). It parallels the story of Jean B., a filmmaker who abandons his wife and career to hole up in a Paris hotel, with that of Ingrid and Rigaud, a refugee couple he'd met twenty years before, and whose mystery continues to haunt him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvill 1992

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOD

Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: After thirty years, Wilson Lewis is forced to face a painful truth: the romance has gone out of his marriage. His wife, Jane, has fallen out of love with him, and it is entirely his fault. Despite the shining example of his in-laws, Noah and Allie Calhoun, and their fifty-year love affair, Wilson himself is a man unable to express his true feelings. He has spent too little time at home and too...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SPA

Summary: A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife and children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WAK

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WAK NOT RATED

Mann, Thomas

Summary: A story about a writer of world renown and his slow spiral to a degrading sensuality and eventual death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [CreateSpace] 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.4 FIC MAN

Summary: It tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the '60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the '80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PAI

Cooper, Thomas

Summary: "Florida, circa 1980. Reed Crowe, the eponymous Florida Man, is a middle-aged beach bum, beleaguered and disenfranchised, living on ill-gotten gains deep in the jungly heart of Florida. When sinkholes start opening on Emerald Island, not only are Reed Crowe's seedy businesses--a moribund motel and shabby amusement park--endangered but so are his secrets. Crowe, amateur spelunker, begins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

Summary: Dan Torrance remains traumatized by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child, spending his days self-medicating away the 'shine' with alcohol. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift. Together, they form an unlikely alliance to battle the True Knot, a cult whose members try to feed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Do

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR DOC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE DOC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD SLE

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: A charismatic jeweler makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family, and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY UNC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE UNC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD UNC

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Un

Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich

Summary: Humbert Humbert attempts to justify his love for and obsession with the barely adolescent Dolores Haze, known as Lolita. Humbert's cross-country flight with his adored nymphet ends with her betrayal of him with his rival, the evil Quilty, who pursues Lolita not out of love but out of lust and selfishness, and who functions as a kind of double for the more pure-hearted (if perverse) Humbert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 FIC NAB

McEwan, Ian.

Summary: Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man--a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. On this particular Saturday morning,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MCE

Summary: Ben Kalmen, a fifty-something New Yorker, discovers that he is not the man he wanted to be. Through many business and romantic indiscretions he has lost his once successful car dealership. Now he must make the decision to face the challenges of his not so youthful life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SOL

Ollmann, Joe

Summary: "Caleb is a middle-aged painter with a non-starter career. He also happens to be the only child of one of the world's most famous cartoonists, Jimmi Wyatt. Known for the internationally beloved father and son comic Sonny Side Up, Jimmi made millions drawing saccharine family stories while neglecting his own son. Now sober, Caleb is haunted by his wasted past and struggling to take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 OLL

Summary: This jolt of pure cinematic adrenaline affirmed directors Josh and Benny Safdie as heirs to the gritty, heightened realism of Martin Scorsese and John Cassavetes. Adam Sandler delivers an almost maniacally embodied performance as Howard Ratner, a fast-talking New York jeweler in relentless pursuit of the next big score. When he comes into possession of a rare opal, it seems Howard's ship has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY UNC

Auster, Paul

Summary: Retired life insurance salesman Nathan Glass moves to Brooklyn to find anonymity and solitude through his declining years, but a chance meeting with Tom Wood, his long-lost nephew, forces him to come to terms with his past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC AUS

Brookner, Anita.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC Brook

Katz, Jon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Villard 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 KAT

Klein, Matthew

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KLE

Knopf, Chris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Permanent Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KNO

Lewis, Sinclair

Summary: Describes the life of an aggressive, prosperous realtor, reflecting an image of middle-class America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEW

Weber, Bruce

Summary: "Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WEBER, BRUCE WEB

Westlake, Donald E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Vision Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WES

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