New Books and Recommendations for Late Summer Reading!
It's that time of the week, new books and reading suggestions are here!

This week we are highlighting David Lynch's new biography/tell-all, the start of a great new fantasy series, the long-awaited conclusion to a popular romance series, award-winning journalism, and two staff picks!
In this unique hybrid of biography and memoir, David Lynch opens up for the first time about a life lived in pursuit of his singular vision, and the many heartaches and struggles he's faced to bring his unorthodox projects to fruition. Lynch's lyrical, intimate, and unfiltered personal reflections riff off biographical sections written by close collaborator Kristine McKenna and based on more than one hundred new interviews with surprisingly candid ex-wives, family members, actors, agents, musicians, and colleagues in various fields who all have their own takes on what happened.

Fans of Twin Peaks , Mulholland Drive , and Blue Velvet will enjoy this Hollywood tell-all with details on all of Lynch's art, film, and the amazing life he's lived so far.
A plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy's untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. There's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter frightened of her sword. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, and the Dread Necromancer Steve, in this first in a trilogy.

For fans of satirical fantasy of authors such as Terry Pratchett , Ursula K. Le Guin , and Tamora Pierce , Hearne and Dawson have written a thoroughly enjoyable, enormously ambitious novel.
Rev. Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.

His buried past resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter whom he never imagined she could be.

This is the final book in Kimberla Lawson Roby's family drama series that began with Casting the First Stone, and follows members of an African-American church through romance, scandal, and redemption.
It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun.

In the first full account of this American tragedy, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. Fans of A Civil Action and A Trust Betrayed : the untold story of Camp Lejeune will recognize in this tale another battle for the civic resource of clean drinking water.
Staff Picks
Gabriel Morley Recommends: The Art Forger : a novel
When asked to think of the perfect late summer read, Dr. Gabriel Morley, Executive Director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System, chose this novel based on one of America's most famous crimes.

In March 1990, two thieves stole over $500 million worth of priceless art from the Gardner Museum in New York. The art has never been recovered. In The Art Forger, Shapiro weaves a twisted tale of forgery in the art world as she imagines what might have happened to one of the masterpieces stolen two decades earlier. 
Elizabeth Keathley Recommends: The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Collections Management Librarian Elizabeth Keathley is such a huge Wonder Woman fan that her youngest daughter is named Diana.

In this book, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore uncovers an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth--he invented the lie detector test--lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.
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