New Books and a New Tote Bag
The gorgeous weather of early October brings with it time to admire turning leaves and turning pages! In this week's New Books Newsletter, we explore instant pot comfort food, an epic Revolutionary War story, the life of a living legend, and politics in space. Read about these books, the weekly staff pick, and the biggest prize we've ever offered below!
Thirty years from now, and humanity has colonized the moon. 

American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a murder and is forced into hiding. It is also the first visit for celebrity travel reporter Ta Shu. He has contacts and influence, but he too will find that the moon can be a perilous place for any traveler. 

Finally, there is Chan Qi. She is the daughter of the Minister of Finance, and without doubt a person of interest to those in power. She is on the moon for reasons of her own, but when she attempts to return to China, in secret, the events that unfold will change everything - on the moon, and on Earth. 
Tina Turner--the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend--sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. 

From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between.

My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina's signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.
The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War, this book recounts the dramatic true story of the battle of Yorktown.

In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake--fought without a single American ship--made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.

In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea.
With 75 all-new recipes--50 of which can be made in under an hour start to finish--Melissa Clark brings her easy sophistication to comfort food classics for any electric pressure cooker, multicooker, or Instant Pot. 

The electric pressure cooker makes getting meals on the table fast, convenient, and utterly delicious--and with less mess and stress than any other kitchen appliance. In Comfort in An Instant, Melissa Clark elevates the classics with her trademark deep flavors and special spins, without ever sacrificing ease. Delicious options for healthy, no fuss meals and desserts include:

  •  Sriracha Turkey Meatloaf

  • Pesto Risotto with Cherry Tomatoes

  •  Classic Matzo Ball Soup

  •  Easy Weeknight Chili

  •  Lemon Chicken With Garlic + Olives

  •  Pimento Mac + Cheese

  •  Chipotle Pork Tacos

  •  Flourless Chocolate Truffle Cake

Innovative and practical, Comfort in an Instant sets the gold standard for flavor, quality, and convenience.
Staff Picks and Email Contest
Marcy Meyers Recommends: The Blind Side
Marcy Meyers, Volunteer Coordinator at Auburn Avenue Research Library, recently re-read The Blind Side, and recommends it to anyone who enjoyed the movie made from this book and wants to know more.

The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school - such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.

What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.
Tote Bag Give Away for New Book Newsletter Readers!
This is our biggest prize yet: a Scholastic tote bag with two great reads inside! These print galleys ( paperbacks used to promote the book before official release) are exciting new reads.

The Wildlands is a tightly-paced tale of orphans working with an extremist animal rights organization, traveling the midwest and running from the law.

The second title in the tote bag is so new it isn't available in any catalog yet! Orphan of the Winds will be released in January of 2019. In 1939, Ten-year-old Virginia Wrathmell arrives at Salt Winds, a secluded house on the edge of a marsh, to meet her new adoptive parents. Fleeing blitz-era London, Virginia is creeped out by her new rural home. When she returns to the area decades later, a mystery unravels that will give her a way, as an adult, to set things right.

To win this prize, email with the subject line "Tote Bag Give Away". The winner will be notified of their success via email and must be able to pick the book up at an AFPLS branch within one month.
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