NEW BOOKS from New Authors and a Triple Giveaway!
All of our highlighted titles in the New Books Newsletter this week are the first novel or book-length publications by their writers. The works are at turns scary, funny, and surprising, and all are from unique new voices in American literature.

To get our Newsletter subscribers excited about authors they don't know yet, we've packed the bottom of this week's missive with THREE books from 2019 they can take home forever in paperback. We hope while you're waiting to find out if you've won that you'll take the time to reserve something a little different or new. If none of the books below tempt you, remember this is only a small slice of the new releases available with Fulton County Libraries - you can always see what's new on Overdrive, or go in to your local library branch to browse the shelves.
In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden.

When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise's unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she's ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep.

What follows is a story full of unexpected twists and turns. We're sure Fulton County Library readers will be checking out Lauren Acampora's books for years to come. Reserve her first novel in hardcover or download it to your favorite e-book reading device.
In 2013, Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump.

Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. 
Virji wanted out. But in 2017, just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. 

In Love Thy Neighbor, Virji relates this story in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for change and understanding in America's heartland. 

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this.

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.

A tragic comedy about our current moment in culture, Fleishman is in Trouble is destined for the big screen eventually. Be the first of your friends to read the novel by reserving a copy in hardcover, mp3 audiobook, or download the ebook to read on your favorite device.
In the tradition of Tom Wolfe, a fascinating and frightening behind-the-scenes look at the interconnected cultures of hackers, security specialists, and law enforcement 

A 19-year-old Romanian student stumbles into a criminal ransomware ring in her village. Soon she is extorting Silicon Valley billionaires for millions — without knowing the first thing about computers.

A veteran cybersecurity specialist has built a deep network of top notch hackers in one of the world's largest banks. But then the bank brings in a cadre of ex-military personnel to "help." 

A cynical Russian only leaves his tiny New Jersey apartment only to hack sports cars at a high performance shop in Newark. But he opens his door to a consultant who needs his help. 

A hotel doorman in China once served in the People's Army, stealing intellectual property from American companies. Now he uses his skills to build up a private side-business selling the data he takes from travelers to Shanghai's commercial center. 

Kingdom of Lies follows the intertwined stories of cybercriminals and ethical hackers as they jump from criminal trend to criminal trend, crisis to crisis. A cybersecurity professional turned journalist, Kate Fazzini illuminates the many lies companies and governments tell us about our security, the lies criminals tell to get ahead, and the lies security leaders tell to make us think they are better at their jobs than they are.

Be entertained while learning about the newest form of organized crime when you reserve this book in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook.
In Reed King's wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president. 

It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday.

But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it.

Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating—and hilarious—parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts. 

FKA USA is the epic novel we've all been waiting for about the American end of times, with its unavoidable sense of being on the wrong end of the roller coaster ride. Put a little satire in your reading rotation by reserving FKA USA in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook download.

Three Books for Three Winners!
This week the New Books Newsletter has three books to give away. All three have come out in 2019, but the print galleys (paperbacks used to promote the book before official release) didn't make it to us until after the book's official release date. We won't let that stop us from giving them away! To win any of these titles, just email us within 24 hours of the New Books Newsletter email. Just put the keyword of the book you'd like to win in the subject line of your email to We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 6/10/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 6/11/19. Each winner will only get one title - we like to spread things around here at the New Books Newsletter to give all our readers a chance to win. Winners will be notified by email and must pick up their book at a Fulton County Library branch within one month. Details on each new book below!

In 2010, after a career in the technology sector, Novello put her lifelong love of animals to work as president of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley. Four years ago, the author cocreated Mutual Rescue, an initiative highlighting the shared benefits of adopting shelter/rescue animals. The premise put forward by Novello, in her first book is a simple one: rescuing a pet from a shelter helps both the animal and the owner in numerous ways. This collection of anecdotes, bolstered by the requisite statistics and studies, proves her point time and again. Win this book by sending us an email with "Rescue" in the subject line, or click here to reserve a copy in hardcover with Fulton County Libraries.

Daniel Green makes crop circles. As a member of a secret organization, he travels across the country creating strange works of art that leave communities mystified. He's has always been alone; in fact, he prefers it. But when a dying farmer hires him in a last-ditch effort to bring publicity to a small Vermont town, Daniel finds himself at odds with his heart. It isn't long before he gets drawn into a family struggling to stitch itself back together, and the consequences will change his life forever. Use the keyword "Wonder" in the subject line of your email to win this new book club favorite. You can also reserve this title in hardcover or download the ebook.

Giveaway 3: Southern Lady Code

Are you one of the dozens of Fulton County Library readers who has a hold placed on Helen Ellis' bestseller? If so, take the time to put "Lady Code" in the subject line of an email to win this in-demand title, or click here to add yourself to the list of those checking it out this summer. Like many bestsellers, Southern Lady Code is available in every format Fulton County Libraries offers.

Next week the New Books Newsletter will go back to offering just one giveaway per week along with our fresh picks of the newest books. Why not let your friends know they can sign up to read along with you each week?
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