New Books and Recommendations for Early August!
It's that time of the week, new books and reading suggestions are here!

This week we are highlighting David Lynch's new biography/tell-all, the start of a great new fantasy series, the long-awaited conclusion to a popular romance series, award-winning journalism, and two staff picks!
Rye Mallett is a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations. Rye has a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box, he doesn't ask questions. 

When Rye meets Dr. Brynn O'Neal, his "no-involvement" policy ends. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous forty-eight-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. 
With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs after them, the two must learn to trust each other so they can protect valuable cargo from those who would kill for it.

Sandra Brown continues her streak of original thrillers like Seeing Red, Sting, and Friction in this new novel of suspense.
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.

Fans of Hidden Figures, A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, or Rise of the Rocket Girls will enjoy this book highlighting little-known contributors to twentieth-century history.
The Kimreans have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero...which is tricky because they share one single body. The mystery and absurdity of how Kimrean functions, and how they subvert every plotline, twist, explosion, and gunshot--and confuse every cop, neckless thug, cartel boss, ninja, and femme fatale--in the book is pure magic. The Krimeans will face every plot device and break every rule Elmore Leonard wrote before they can crack the case, if they don't kill each other (themselves) first. Set in the fictional city of San Carnal California, readers are sure to recognize the subversion of familiar television and film tropes.

From the best selling author of Meddling Kids comes another entertaining and genre-twisting novel sure to delight fans of mystery, film, noir, and hard-boiled detectives who have a sense of humor.
With two small boys to raise, a mountain or articles to edit for the Review of Applied Ethics and the ever-increasing demands of her niece, Isabel barely has any time for herself. Her husband suggests acquiring extra help, and she reluctantly agrees. In no time at all the family has a new au pair, and Isabel hires an intelligent assistant editor to share her workload. However, both women have romantic entanglements that threaten to interfere with their work, and Isabel must decide how best to navigate this tricky situation. Should an employer ever inject herself into her employees' affairs?

This latest book in the series that began with The Sunday Philosophy Club continues to explore the romance, ethics, and morals of fully realized modern characters in ways that have consistently propelled author Alexander McCall Smith to bestseller lists.
Staff Picks
Emma G. Laster, Branch Manager of the Mechanicsville Library, wants everyone to know how real but unbelievable the story of Aaron Hernandez reads in this intensely researched book.

Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL. He made headlines with the New England Patriots, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player connected to Aaron's family. Fans of great sports writing and true crime will both find an incredible story they'll have to share with friends.
Carolyn Bean Recommends: The Hum and the Shiver
Reference Librarian Carolyn Bean loves this first book in an engrossing, atmospheric series.  The Hum and the Shiver has enough magic to be fantasy, but real enough that you almost believe it could happen. You'll crave the next book in this recently concluded series as soon as you finish this one.

Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be a mystery, hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.

When Bronwyn Hyatt returns to Cloud County after barely surviving a devastating ambush that killed most of her fellow soldiers in Iraq, she is wounded both in body and in spirit. With danger lurking in her childhood community, Bronwyn must reconnect with her heritage to save the Tufa and heal herself.
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