New at the library


"Thereby Hangs a Tail" is the second book of an irresistible series narrated by a loveable and wise dog. In the newest Chet and Bernie mystery, Thereby Hangs a TailChet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly.

Praised by Stephen King as "a canine Sam Spade," Chet and his human companion, Bernie, have both had some setbacks in life -- Bernie in combat, Chet in K-9 school, but together they make up a team like no other.

In this book, Bernie and Chet are called on to investigate threats made against an unlikely target -- a pampered show dog named Princess. Full of suspense and intrigue combined with humor and insight into the bond between man and dog, "Thereby Hangs a Tail," by Spencer Quinn, 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:


Climate of Change"Climate of Change," by Piers Anthony

The saga begins in the mists of time, more than 100,000 years ago in the Rift Valley of Africa, the birthplace of mankind.

Sparse rain and dry winds have driven those few earliest humans out of that early paradise in search of sustenance.

Here, one remarkable tribe will play a crucial role in the history of our kind.

The leader of this band, known only as Hero, is young, strong and courageous. It is his vision and determination that has allowed them to survive their arduous journey to find a new home for his people.

This powerful tale of adventure and exploration, passion and betrayal continues through millennia of human history, with the same remarkable characters playing out their human dramas of love and heroism, savagery and deduction in some of the momentous turning points in human history. SClBNonfiction

"Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It," by Susan WelsAmelia Earhart: The Thrill of It

She was an American idol, and her disappearance is still one of the great unsolved mysteries. Amelia Earhart, daring and determined, was the first woman pilot to make the dangerous solo plight across the Atlantic and the first flyer who ever crossed the Pacific alone in an airplane.

Beginning with her spirited, fiercely independent childhood and the fateful phone call in 1928 that brought her the chance to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic, "Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It," traces her progress from bookish tomboy to worldwide celebrity.

Including newly revealed details about her friendships and marriage to George Palmer Putnam, the latest developments in the continuing investigation into her mysterious disappearance and a wealth of fascinating images -- many never published before -- this captivating biography brings the unforgettable story of Amelia Earhart up to date.

The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives"The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives," by Brian Dillon

Charlotte Bronte found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties and the perfect conditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hands of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano. And we all know someone who has trawled the Internet, seeking the source of fantastical symptoms.

Brian Dillon unravels the connections between real and imagined illness, irrational fear and rational concern, the mind's aches and body's ideas.


"Anthropology of an American Girl," by Hilary Thayer Hamann; "Murder in the Latin Quarter," by Cara Black; "Murder in Baker Company," by Cilla McCain; "Perspectives on Design: Pacific Northwest"


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