New Books in Many Formats for Mid October
This week brings many ways to enjoy the library and reading in different formats.Use the library to understand libraries better through Susan Orlean's award-winning writing, or find ways to rediscover Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's adventures in a different format. Brave Antarctica with explorers, or read about brave military actions, both with new perspective. Enjoy two October movie releases even more by checking out the stories that inspired the films. However you find a way to catch up on great writing, the New Books Newsletter is here for you, and the books are available through AFPLS.
The author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history.

On April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous, reaching 2,000 degrees and burning for more than seven hours. Investigators descended on the scene, but over thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library--and if so, who?

Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries and the sometimes-eccentric characters who run them, Susan Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story as only she can.

To understand what happens behind the stacks, Orlean visits the different departments of the LAPL, encountering a cast of employees and patrons and experiencing alongside them the victories and struggles they face in today's climate. Along the way, she reveals how these buildings provide much more than just books--and that they are needed now more than ever.
Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times -bestselling series.

There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

All the titles in the popular Stephanie Plum series that began with One for the Money are available at AFLPS,
most in every format we offer. Weather you're a long-time fan looking to enjoy this series again or a new reader, you can meet Stephanie Plum in large print, audio CD, audio download, electronic format, paperback or hardcover. For fans who missed it in the theater, the 2012 movie made of One for the Money starring Katherine Heigl is also available.
By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon , a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs 

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history.

In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.
Through thousands of historical accounts, photographs, and documentary evidence, author Robert Jefferson profiles the eighty-nine black soldiers who have been awarded the Medal of Honor.

The author paints a vivid portrait of soldiers and their courage during some of the most harrowing moments in United States military history. Starting with Sargent William Harvey Carney at the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863 with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, this book then continues through
U. S. military History to provide detailed and engaging true stories.

Fans of American history, black history, and military history will find this book a must read for its detail, extensively notated research, and engaging writing style. Seeking to make heroes like Sargent Carney, who became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, more well known, and providing details for how these men went on to change their communities after their service, this book is a timely and relevant read.
Books on Film Opening October 19
One of the most anticipated book adaptations of the year was initially marketed as a young adult title, but with award-winning writing, it crossed genres to win millions of adult fans.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
Ben Foster and Elle Fanning star in this movie based on the hit novel about a dying hit man and the South Texas beach.

On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Known as "Big Country" on account of his long hair, beard, and cowboy boots, Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Which it is. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, which is to say that after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down. Constructed with maximum tension and haunting aftereffect, written in darkly beautiful prose, Galveston announces the arrival of a new literary talent.
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