New Books and a Pop Sci Giveaway!
This week the New Books Newsletter highlights titles that provide both education and escapism. We're happy to offer fan favorites in both mystery and romance genres, as well as books on topics such as family care issues and popular science.

Since this week is National Library Week, why not check out our calendar of events on both our homepage and Facebook? Fulton County Libraries offer everything from Scrabble Nights to Yoga Classes, providing a space for neighborhoods to become communities. You can find out about all our programs on the library calendar or on Facebook. The library has always been more than just a place to check out the newest reads, and we hope you can join us at one of our events Celebrating Strong Communities during National Library Month at the East Atlanta or Northwest branches.
Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this new entry in the popular cozy mystery series started by Tony Hillerman in 1970 and now continued by his daughter Anne Hillerman.

Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact. Joe's been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware--witchcraft is afoot.

While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. The situation grows more complicated when the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI.

You can see the full list of titles in the series here, all of which are available at Fulton County Libraries. Read the series from the start or pick up Cave of Bones, the novel just before this one, in hardcover, audiobook, or epub on your Kindle or tablet. Enjoy the continuing adventures of these fan favorite characters in The Tale Teller by reserving your copy in hardcover or downloadable ebook today.
This moving combination of medicine and memoir, peels back the untold history of dementia.

Starting with the story of Solomon Fuller, a black doctor whose research at the turn of the twentieth century anticipated important aspects of what we know about dementia today, this book explains what has been gained and lost with the recent bonanza of funding for Alzheimer's at the expense of other forms of the disease.

In demystifying dementia, Dr. Powell helps us understand it with clearer eyes, from the point of view of both physician and caregiver. Ultimately, she wants us all to know that dementia is not only about loss - it's also about the preservation of dignity and hope.

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place.

After the accident, Sam—a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction—waits by his father's bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight—for hope, for patience, for life—they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side.

The grizzly is one of North America's few remaining large predators. Their range is diminished, but they're spreading across the West again. Descending into valleys where once they were king, bears find the landscape they'd known for eons utterly changed by the new most dominant animal: humans. As the grizzlies approach, the people of the region are wary, at best, of their return.

In searing detail, award-winning writer, Montana rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us about one such grizzly. Millie is a typical mother: strong, cunning, fiercely protective of her cubs. But raising those cubs--a challenging task in the best of times--becomes ever harder as the mountains change, the climate warms and people crowd the valleys. There are obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones as well, like the corn field that draws her out of the foothills and sets her on a path toward trouble and ruin.

That trouble is where Bryce's story intersects with Millie's. It is the heart of Down from the Mountain , a singular drama evoking a much larger one: an entangled, bloody collision between two species in the modern-day West, where the shrinking wilds force man and bear into ever closer proximity.

An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. 

In 1888 Cairo, Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. 

But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. But Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade...

With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?

Reserve this period romance in hardcover or downloadable ebook. If you missed the bestselling first book with these characters, why not read it in hardcover or on your Kindle, tablet, or other e-reader today?
NEW BOOKS NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.

Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?

This book isn't available for sale or as a library book until April 23rd, 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 "GMO Baby" 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, 4/08/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 4/09/19.

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'll be pleased to offer this title to all our readers on its release date.
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