NEW BOOKS and a New Author Giveaway!
Late June brings a bumper crop of vacation reading for Fulton County Library patrons, and as always, New Book Newsletter readers have a chance at reserving them first! We're pleased this week to highlight new works by favorite authors like Harry Turtledove, Katherine Howe, and Clare Mackintosh, as well as writers less familiar to our audience like Cristina Alger, Andrea Bobotis, and Anthony McCann.

If none of these new books interest you, why not take a look at the titles in the Overdrive collection Your Next Great Read? This page randomly selects titles available for checkout from our shelves of bestsellers. There's no wait period for these books, despite being among the most frequently searched in the collection. You can read or listen to them right away using your PC, or download the Libby app to have them sent to your favorite device.
The author of The House of Velvet and Glass and Conversion is back with another thrilling tale with roots in Massachusetts.

Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women's survival across the decades—and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.

Connie Goodwin is an expert on America's fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she's earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America—especially women's home recipes and medicines—and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.

When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner's life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds'-years-long deadly curse.

Click here to reserve Katherine Howe's newest book in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook format.
Harry Turtledove is the author of over a hundred works, including Fallout, The House of Daniel, and Bombs Away : the hot war. This latest work of alternative history centers on the Arc of the Covenant, and is sure to thrill long-term fans of Turtledove's work.

What would happen if the ancient prophecy of the End of Days came true? It is certainly the last thing Eric Katz—a secular archeologist from Los Angeles—expects to discover during what should be a routine dig in Jerusalem. But perhaps higher forces have something else in mind. For when a sign presaging the rising of the Third Temple is located in America and a dirty bomb is detonated in downtown Tel Aviv, events conspire to place a team of archaeologists in the tunnels deep under the Temple Mount. And there, Eric is witness to a discovery of such monumental proportions that nothing will ever be the same again.

Alpha and Omega can be reserved with Fulton County Libraries in hardcover, but why not install the Libby app on your favorite device and reserve the ebook version instead?
Worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn't been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven. 

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father's ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father's partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect—and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother's murder—and her own role in exonerating her father in that case—Nell can't help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds—not just about those she loves, but about herself. 

You can reserve a copy of this title destined for the bestseller list in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook.
In 2016, a group of armed, divinely inspired right-wing protestors led by Ammon Bundy occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. Encamped in the shadowlands of the republic, insisting that the Federal government had no right to own public land, the occupiers were seen by a divided country as either dangerous extremists dressed up as cowboys, or as heroes insisting on restoring the rule of the Constitution. From the Occupation's beginnings, to the trials of the occupiers in federal court in downtown Portland and their tumultuous aftermaths, Shadowlands is the resonant, multifaceted story of one of the most dramatic flashpoints in the year that gave us Donald Trump.

Sharing the expansive stage with the occupiers are a host of others-Native American tribal leaders, public-lands ranchers, militia members, environmentalists, federal defense attorneys, and Black Lives Matter activists-each contending in their different ways with the meaning of the American promise of Liberty. Gathering into its vortex the realities of social media technology, history, religion, race, and the environment-this piercing work by Anthony McCann offers us a combination of beautiful writing and high-stakes analysis of our current cultural and political moment. Shadowlands is a clarifying, exhilarating story of a nation facing an uncertain future and a murky past in a time of great collective reckoning.

Reserve this book of reporting on an important news item in hardcover or ebook.
Fulton County Library readers have long been fans of Clare Mackintosh's novels, and we know they'll love this new title as much as they've enjoyed her past works like I Let You Go, Let Me Lie, and I See You.

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They're best friends, lovers—unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can't agree. They each want a different future for their son. 

A gripping and propulsive exploration of love, marriage, parenthood, and the road not taken, After the End brings one unforgettable family from unimaginable loss to a surprising, satisfying, and redemptive ending and the life they are fated to find. 

Click here to reserve a copy in hardcover, ebook, or downloadable mp3 audiobook.
NEW BOOKS NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Judith inherited all the Kratt family had to offer — the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talked about. She's presided over the house quite well, thank you very much, admittedly with some help from her companion, Olva. 

But her wayward younger sister suddenly returns home after decades, sparking an inventory of all that belongs to them. Set in the hard-luck cotton town of Bound, South Carolina — which the Kratts used to rule but which now struggles to contain its worst instincts — the new household overflows with memories. 

Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together a list of what matters. Untangling the legacy of the family misfortunes will require help from every one of them, no matter how tight their bond, how long they've called Bound home, or what they own. 

This debut novel isn't available for sale or as a library book until July 9th, but 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 "Last List" in the subject line of your email to Collection.Development@fultoncountyga.gov. We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 6/24/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 6/25/19.

The winner will be notified via email and must be able to pick the book up at an AFPLS branch within one month. Just in case you aren't chosen, why not click here to reserve a copy with Fulton County Libraries? We'll be pleased to offer this title to all our readers on its release date.
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