New at the Walla Walla Public Library


Featured books will be available for the public today.

They can also be placed on hold online at or call the library for assistance at 527-4550.

Featured books include:


"Sister," by Rosamund Lupton

Conservative and protective Bee is accustomed to rescuing her younger, free-spirited sister, Tess.

She plans to give the usual scolding when her mom calls her home to London to locate Tess, who has gone missing.

This time, however, Tess is found dead, apparently by suicide.

Bee, certain it was really murder, moves into her sister's apartment and obsessively throws herself into the search for her sister's killer.

In the process, she uncovers several complicated secrets: an affair and the resulting pregnancy; a stalker; an experimental medical trial. Sisterly love may put Bee's own life in danger.

"Turn of Mind," by Alice LaPlante

One day, Dr. Jennifer White is a brilliant and newly retired orthopedic surgeon. The next, she is a murder suspect with the early stages of dementia.

Her life-long friend and neighbor, Amanda, is found dead with four fingers surgically removed. Jennifer herself doesn't know whether she is responsible.

Narrated in her fractured voice, details emerge about the women's long and complex relationship.

Jennifer's two grown children now manage her medical and financial decisions with their own agendas, and her live-in caretaker, Magdalena, is hiding her own past.


"Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock," by David Margolick

A single photograph of two 15-year-old girls captured a significant moment in history and the shameful act of an individual, forever impacting both of their lives.

On September 4, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford tried to enter and desegregate Little Rock Central High School while an angry Hazel Bryan shouted racial slurs at her from behind.

Author David Margolick describes that nightmarish year in school for Eckford and how Bryan was never able to fully escape the shadow of that photograph.

Bryan made a private apology a few years later, and there was a public reconciliation after 40 years.

Now the two women are friends with a deep bond.

"An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla," by James Payne and Laura Schulz

This book is full of beautiful color photographs and stories that expand on the exhibits at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

It covers the early history of the area, the fur trade and military forts, the Treaty Councils, Indian African-American soldiers, leisure activities, insignia, weapons, the Fort Walla Walla Cemetery, the closing of the Fort, and its brief reopening for World War I.

The Fort Walla Walla Cemetery roster is listed, including monuments and graves of the unidentified.

The book concludes with a transcription of Captain F. H. Pope's 1908 History of the Fort.


"A Good Hard Look," by Ann Napolitano; "Northwest Corner," by John Burnham Schwartz; "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President," by Ron Suskind; "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain," by David Eagleman.


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