Unusual and Different NEW BOOKS and a Kelly Simmons Giveaway!
We know New Books Newsletter readers prize being alerted to books that are different or unusual. This week we have five books that are each different in their own way! From transhumanism to an update of a modern classic cookbook, there's something for everyone at Fulton County Libraries.

Looking for something different to read? Why not take a look at our Start a Series collection on Overdrive? This collection contains the first books in runs that are complete in our catalog, and contains loads of bestsellers from years past. Try an author new to you in your favorite genre or take a chance on something completely different. Either way, Fulton County Libraries is always here for our readers when they want to expand their horizons.
Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success. Her new novel, Frankissstein, is an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love.

Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life.

What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Find out by reserving a copy of Frankissstein in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook.

If reading this book gives you an itch to read Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly's original work on the modern Prometheus, Fulton County Libraries offers Frankenstein in all formats.
Whoopi Goldberg is a favorite author of Fulton County Library readers. Her 2015 work, If someone says "you complete me," run! : Whoopi's big book of relationships is still in demand in our libraries, so we know this new title will be well received!

Goldberg's newest book shares her tricks and tips for entertaining at home, with a reassuring embrace of the philosophy that the perfect should never be the enemy of the good. Yes, she knows the glass on the cover is broken; the entire point of the book is that accidents or mishaps should never stop you from creating a warm space for genuine interaction with friends.

Filled with practical and affordable advice on inviting friends over for a meal or casual party, Whoopi shows how anyone can entertain - and how entertaining friends enriches our lives without breaking the bank. Goldberg's friends Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bette Midler and Stacy London all endorse this celebrity guide to creating a memorable event. Strengthen your social ties and reinforce your social network by reserving The Unqualified Hostess in hardcover. While you wait, why not search our catalog for the many books and movies by one of the fifteen people who have achieved EGOT status.
From the author of Carry the One comes her second novel sure to thrill those who love suspense.

It's the fall of 2016. Cate, a set designer in her early forties, lives and works in Chicago's theater community. She has stayed too long at the fair and knows it's time to get past her prolonged adolescence and stop taking handouts from her parents. She has a firm plan to get solvent and settled in a serious relationship. She has tentatively started something new even as she's haunted by an old, going-nowhere affair. Her ex-husband, recently booted from his most recent marriage, is currently camped out in Cate's spare bedroom, in thrall to online conspiracy theories, and she's not sure how to help him. Her best friend Neale, a yoga instructor, lives nearby with her son and is Cate's model for what serious adulthood looks like.

Only a few blocks away, but in a parallel universe we find Nathan and Irene--casual sociopaths, drug addicts, and small-time criminals. Anshaw's flawed, sympathetic, and uncannily familiar characters grapple with their altered relationships and identities against the backdrop of the new Trump presidency and a country waking to a different understanding of itself.

Click here to reserve a copy of this reflective novel in hardcover, ebook, or mp3 audiobook.
Twenty years ago, Mark Bittman's cookbook was such a hit that it spawned many spin-offs, including How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, How to Cook Everything Fast, and How to Bake Everything. Now Bittman has released a new edition of the original bestseller. How to Cook Everything has been completely revised for today's cooks while retaining Bittman's trademark minimalist style--easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.
  
Inside, you'll find hundreds of brand new features, recipes, and variations, like Slow-Simmered Beef Chili, My New Favorite Fried Chicken, and Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce; plus old favorites from the previous editions, in many cases reimagined with new methods or flavors.

Bittman has also updated all the information on ingredients, including whole grains and produce, alternative baking staples, and sustainable seafood. And, new for this edition, recipes are showcased throughout with color photos.
  
By increasing the focus on usability, modernizing the recipes to become new favorites, and adding gorgeous photography, Bittman has updated this classic cookbook to be more indispensable than ever. Reserve a copy to check out the updates or discover Bittman's popular style in hardcover or ebook today!
Jasmine Guillory's romantic smash hits include The Proposal, The Wedding Party, and
The Wedding Date. While Guillory's newest work has a winter holiday theme, her fans surely demanded that it be released as soon as possible!

Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.

Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour--until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.

Join Guillory's legions of fans by reserving a copy in hardcover or ebook. When the book becomes available to libraries in audiobook format, we'll be sure to add it to our collection!
NEW BOOK NEWSLETTER GIVEAWAY

Where She Went by Kelly Simmons
Her only daughter has just gone away to college, and Maggie O'Farrell knows she's turning into one of those helicopter parents she used to mock. Worrying constantly, texting more than she should, even occasionally dropping by the campus "just to say hi." But Maggie can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen to Emma. And then, just as Maggie starts to relax, her daughter disappears.

The clues are disturbing. An empty dorm room where Emma was supposedly living. A mysterious boy described as Future Husband in her phone. Dormmates who seem more sinister than friendly. As Maggie combs over the campus looking for signs of her daughter, she learns more about Emma's life than she ever thought possible.

This book isn't available for sale or as a library book until October 1, 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 "She Went" 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, 09/23/19 and 8:30am Tuesday, 9/24/19.

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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