NEW BOOKS for a NEW MONTH
Start the new month with new reads from AFPLS! Whether it's self-help, biography, theology, or just a good new novel you're after, the New Books Newsletter has you covered. Due to reader demand, we've also changed our give away rules starting this week - while our winners were previously the FIRST person to email us, we'll now be choosing winners at random from those that contact us within the first 24 hours of the give away announcement. Read below for more details and, as always, suggestions for your next favorite read from AFPLS.
The long-awaited sequel to Who Moved My Cheese? , the beloved 28-million-copy bestseller that became a worldwide sensation. 

In his trademark storybook style that has won tens of millions of fans, Dr. Spencer Johnson once again uses a simple tale to reveal profound truths that can allow you to have less stress and enjoy more success and fulfillment, in your work and in your life.

In Who Moved My Cheese?, two mouse-sized characters named Hem and Haw were faced with unexpected change when the Cheese they loved suddenly disappeared. Haw learned how to deal with that change by setting off in search of New Cheese. But Hem remained stuck where he was. Now Out of the Maze reveals what Hem did next--and how his discoveries will help you unlock the riddle of whatever mazes you may be facing in your own life.

Follow Hem and his new friend, Hope, on their new journey, and you'll discover how to get more out of life by thinking outside the Maze.

Written for all ages and backgrounds, this story takes less than an hour to read, yet contains insights that may last for a lifetime.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it--in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Michelle Obama's first book, American Grown, was published in 2012. You can catch up on her previous title at AFPLS in many formats, including audio download and e-pub download. Her new memoir is also available to reserve in several downloadable formats.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world--featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal. 

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak "Yuman" by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children's bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people--even after "danjer" arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

Told with humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called "the writer for our time."
Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel.

Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall...

Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography, comes a hugely informative portrait of the God of Islam, the world's second largest, fastest-growing, and perhaps most misunderstood religion. 

Who is Allah? What makes Him unique? And what does He ask of those who submit to His teachings? Miles depicts a "character" less mercurial than Yahweh, less ready to forgive than Christ, and yet emphatically part of their traditions.

Setting passages from the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an side by side, Miles illuminates what is unique about Allah, His teachings and His temperament, and in doing so revises that which is false, distorted, or simply absent from our conception of the heart of Islam. Miles writes, "I hope [that by reading this book] you may find it a little easier to trust the Muslim next door, thinking of him as someone whose religion, after all, may not be so wildly unreasonable that someone holding to it could not be a trusted friend."

Miles is the 2018-2019 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College.
From the author of The Paris Architect comes a new mystery we think readers will like so much that AFPLS is giving a copy away.

When a theater balcony collapses, killing over a dozen people, the fingers point at the architect. Douglas Layton knows the flaw wasn't in his design, but he can't fight a guilty verdict. When he is finally released from prison, he has no job, no family, nowhere to go. He needs to assume a new identity and rebuild his life. If the collapse was not an accident ... who caused it? And why?

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 "Fallen Architect Give Away" 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, 11/5/18 and 8:30am Tuesday, 11/6/18.

The winner will be notified via email and must be able to pick the book up at an AFPLS branch within one month.
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