Jarvis Jay Masters has taken an extraordinary journey of faith. Strangely enough, his moment of enlightenment came behind the bars of San Quentin's death row.
In this compelling memoir, inmate and author Jarvis Jay Masters takes us from the arms of his heroin-addicted mother to an abusive foster home, on his escape to illusory freedom of the streets and through lonely nights spent in bus stations and juvenile homes, and finally to life inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison.
His personal story dramatically reminds us all that freedom and opportunity are not to be taken for granted and that no matter what their neighborhood, no matter what their race, every child matters.
"That Bird Has My Wings" by Jarvis Jay Masters is on the Reserve Shelf at Walla Walla Public Library.
Featured books will be available for the public today. They can also be placed on hold online at wallawallapubliclibrary,org or call the library for assistance at 527-4550. Other books include:
"Crawlspace," by Sarah Graves
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree abandoned Wall Street to its bankruptcies and bailouts for a far more rewarding life fixing up an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. But in Sarah Graves's chilling new thriller, Jake discovers that no matter what your address, the most terrifying crimes always hit close to home.
The infamous Dodd murders are hardly among Eastport's proudest legacies. So when bestselling true-crime author Carolyn Rathbone arrives to research the case for a new book, the locals in the seaside town let her know that she's about as welcome as a spoiled clam.
But surely no one would harm a crime writer out of a sense of civic pride -- or would they? Suddenly Jake finds herself inescapably targeted by one the most deranged criminal minds she's ever encountered.
"Death at the Alma Mater," by G.M. Malliet
St Michael's College, Cambridge, is prestigious, stately--and in frightful disrepair. To replenish its dwindling coffers, the College's Master holds a fundraising weekend for wealthy alums. But all goes awry when the glamorous -- and despised -- Lexy Laurant is found strangled on the grounds.
There's a lengthy list of likely suspects: Lexy's debt-ridden Latino lover, her titled ex-husband who left her for another woman, and a garrulous oil-rich Texan with something to hide, among others.
As Detective Chief Inspector St. Just weights clashing egos, he discovers unsavory secret ... and a most shocking twist.
"Save Big," by Elizabeth Leamy
In this battered economy, saving money matters more to consumers than ever before. But we're tired of hearing about all the small stuff, like skipping our morning latte and installing low-flow showerheads. To truly save, you need BIG, bold ideas, and this book has them.
Elisabeth Leamy's philosophy is that it's better to save a lot of money on a few things rather than a little on a bunch of things. Unlike most personal finance guides that stress the small stuff, every tip in this book has the potential to save you at least a thousand dollars. Leamy's message is that saving money doesn't have to be a drag.
"Virtually Dead: A Mystery," by Peter May; "A Whisper to the Living," by Stuart M. Kaminsky; "The Man Who Lives With Wolves," by Shaun Ellis; "Literary Feast: The Famous Authors Cookbook," compiled and Edited by Terry J. LaBrue, A.P.R.