One of These NEW BOOKS is Going to Be Your New Favorite
One of the books below is going to be someone's new favorite book. Will it be the hilarious story set in the low country, the salacious tale of the Winklevii, the tales of two friends who love true crime, stories from a Navy Admiral, a World War Two tale, or an exploration of deep time?

Reserve these titles by clicking the links below, and if you see something you simply must share with a friend, why not direct them to sign up for the New Books Newsletter themselves? Many readers don't know the secret of reserving books with the library before the release date, and sharing this information is important! The more holds placed on a title, the more copies of that title we purchase for the collection, so sharing the knowledge only helps you get these stories in front of your eyes faster.
Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman.

Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home.

Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral.

Dorothea Benton Frank's novels are a favorite with Fulton County Library readers, so we have plenty of her past titles on hand, including her most recent best sellers All Summer Long, All the Single Ladies, and By Invitation Only. Whether you love reading hardcovers, ebooks, large print or listening along, this author's works can be found in your favorite format in our catalog.

The bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires (which was made into the movie The Social Network) and Bringing Down the House (which was made into the movie 21), comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.

Those who read The Accidental Billionaires or saw The Social Network may remember Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (the Winklevii). Identical twins, Olympic rowers, and winners of a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerburg, the story of these two men continues to captivate a generation and is continued in this new book.

From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take is a wild and surprising ride while illuminating cryptocurrency. On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires.

Enjoy reading this book - the Winklevii will likely sue to prevent a movie adaptation, and given their history of litigation, they'll likely win. Reserve your copy of Bitcoin Billionaires in hardcover, downloadable audiobook, or read the tale of digital currency in digital format.
The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!

In Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being 'nice' or 'helpful.' They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful cultural and societal issues with fierce empathy and unapologetic frankness.

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation

Enjoy this extension of one of the best podcasts of the past decade, or check out what all the fuss is about. Reserve your copy of the SSDGM book in hardcover, mp3 or ebook.
Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having orchestrated some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sea Stories begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in Paris, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II-the place where a young William McRaven learned the value of a good story. Sea Stories is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Action-packed, humorous, and full of valuable life lessons, Sea Stories is a remarkable memoir from one of America's most accomplished leaders.

Sea Stories can be reserved in hardcover, downloadable mp3, or ebook. Those who love Sea Stories may also enjoy Admiral McRaven's earlier work, Make Your Bed.
Based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II—while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hôtel Ritz in Paris.

Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor walk through its famous doors to be welcomed and pampered by Blanche Auzello and her husband, Claude, the hotel's director. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamour and glitz to take their minds off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other.

Until June 1940, when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz. Suddenly, with the likes of Hermann Goëring moving into suites once occupied by royalty, Blanche and Claude must navigate a terrifying new reality.

A WW2 spy novel based on true events with a unique persepctive, Mistress of the Ritz is sure to please readers who love many different genres. Click here to reserve your copy in hardcover, CD audiobook, or ebook.

From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future. In Underland, he explores the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself.

Macfarlane takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through deep time, the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present, he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk “hiding place” where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.

You can win a print galley (a paperback used to promote the book before official release) of this title by emailing us within 24 hours of the New Books Newsletter email. Just put "Underland" in the subject line of your email to We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 5/20/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 5/21/19.

The winner will be notified via email and must be able to pick the book up at a library branch within one month. Just in case you aren't chosen, why not click here to reserve a copy with Fulton County Libraries? We're pleased to offer this new release in both hardcover and ebook.
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