New Books and a Giveaway for Native American Heritage Month!
Feeling the November holiday crunch yet? Fulton County Libraries has new books and online resources to help you celebrate those special occasions or escape the seasonal pressure with a good story.

Today, November 11 2019, is Veteran's Day! Check out our online selection of military history books available for download, or use our Access Video Collection to watch a documentary like Ken Burn's The War or The Vietnam War. If you visit a branch library, you can even look up publicly available military records of family and friends using the Fold3 military database.

November is Native American Heritage Month! To celebrate, Fulton County Libraries has added trial access to Infobase Native American History Online to our online history resources. This educational platform is offered by the same company that powers the popular African American History Online. This new Native American resource is being considered as a permanent addition to our online reference collection for 2020, so check it out while the trial link is live for November!

Finally, Thanksgiving is quite late this year, falling on the 28th. That gives our readers plenty of time to search our online cookbook collection for new recipes, or to browse the shelves of their local branch library for ideas!

If all the holidays get you down, don't worry - just reserve a copy of one of the new books below. Fulton County Libraries will always be there to help you through November, no matter what you need.
In all your years of schooling, did you ever take a single class that explained how to navigate the hurt, drama, and fear that come with living? Tina Lifford sure didn't. She learned the hard way--through experience as both a Hollywood actress and as the founder of the personal development network The Inner Fitness Project.

Now Lifford brings together her own hard-won insights as well as those of her clients in this helpful guide. Containing a blend of personal anecdotes and meaningful, practical--and most important, actionable--advice, The Little Book of Big Lies outlines the life skills class you need to nurture the inner you and move beyond the past.

In fourteen raw, personal stories, Tina teaches you how to change your self-perception--to see yourself in the best possible light, to love and honor what you see, and to forge a new sense of what's possible in every aspect of your life. But make no mistake, The Little Book of Big Lies is not a "rah-rah" quick fix for fear and pain. Like physical fitness, building and maintaining emotional strength requires continued effort. This invaluable book is the foundation you need to start building inner health and well-being so you can thrive.

From the bestselling author of The Plant Paradox comes a guide to one-pot cooking for the whole family, with a special focus how to make the Plant Paradox program kid-friendly.

In The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, Dr. Gundry reassures parents as he sets the record straight, providing an overview of children's nutritional needs and explaining how we can help our kids thrive on the Plant Paradox program--a diet low in lectins. Dr. Gundry offers shocking evidence of how the Plant Paradox program is not only "safe" for kids, but also the best possible way to set them up for a lifetime of health and responsible eating.

The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook includes more than 80 recipes that make cooking for a family a breeze. You can reserve a copy of this cookbook in hardcover or ebook with Fulton County Libraries. Looking for even more variety in your kitchen? Check out our Overdrive collection of cookbooks, or visit your local branch library and browse the shelves for even more tasty inspiration.
The author of An Officer and a Spy is back with another work of historical fiction sure to please fans of the genre. This time, Harris uses fifteenth century Britain as his setting for a well-crafted thriller, and delivers on the detailed and accurate settings for which this writer is known.

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

Fairfax becomes determined to discover the truth. Over the course of the next six days, everything he believes--about himself, his faith, and the history of his world--will be tested to destruction.

Fulton County Libraries is pleased to offer The Second Sleep in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook format.
The author of Heroes of the Frontier and The Parade is back with an entry into a new genre - political satire.

This blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster.

When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn't much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up.

Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing overboard anyone who displeases him. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looked without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . . Absurd, hilarious, and all too recognizable, The Captain and the Glory is a wicked farce of contemporary America only Dave Eggers could dream up. 

Click here to reserve the book that just might help you laugh your way through the holidays in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook format.
The author of Night of Miracles and The Dream Lover returns with another tale set in the fictional town of Mason, Missouri.

When a group of friends decide to start a monthly supper club, they get more than they bargained for. The plan for congenial evenings--talking, laughing, and sharing recipes, homemade food, and wine--abruptly changes course one night when one of the women reveals something startlingly intimate. The supper club then becomes Confession Club, and the women gather weekly to share not only dinners but embarrassing misdeeds, deep insecurities, and long-held regrets.

They invite Iris Winters and Maddy Harris to join, and their timing couldn't be better. Iris is conflicted about her feelings for a charming but troubled man, and Maddy has come back home from New York to escape a problem too big to handle alone. The club offers exactly the kind of support they need to help them make some difficult decisions.

Reserve a copy of The Confession Club in hardcover or ebook today - as soon as the audio version is available to libraries for purchase, we'll be happy to add it to our collection.
Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story.

In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging in the balance, the Wampanoag sachem (or chief), Ousamequin (Massasoit), and Plymouth's governor, John Carver, declared their people's friendship for each other and a commitment to mutual defense. Later that autumn, the English gathered their first successful harvest and lifted the specter of starvation. Ousamequin and 90 of his men then visited Plymouth for the "First Thanksgiving." The treaty remained operative until King Philip's War in 1675, when 50 years of uneasy peace between the two parties would come to an end.

400 years after that famous meal, historian David J. Silverman sheds profound new light on the events that led to the creation, and bloody dissolution, of this alliance. Focusing on the Wampanoag Indians, Silverman deepens the narrative to consider tensions that developed well before 1620 and lasted long after the devastating war-tracing the Wampanoags' ongoing struggle for self-determination up to this very day.

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 "Wampanoag" in the subject line of your email to We'll pick a winner at random from messages received between 8:30am Monday, 11/11/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 11/12/19.

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?
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