New at the Walla Walla Public Library

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Featured books will be available for the public today.

They can also be placed on hold online at wallawallapubliclibrary.org or by calling the library for assistance at 527-4550.

Featured books include:

Fiction

"Mr. Fox," by Helen Oyeyemi

Celebrated author Mr. Fox consistently kills off the heroines in his books until his muse, Mary, comes to life. Together they create new stories of unrequited love, in different times and places.

Mr. Fox struggles with his already shaky marriage to Daphne when she becomes convinced that he is having an affair.

An imaginative love triangle between Mr. Fox, Mary, and Daphne emerges through a series of interconnected vignettes.

"American Boy," by Larry Watson

It's Thanksgiving Day in 1962. In Willow Falls, Minnesota, Matthew Garth witnesses something that will leave a permanent impression on his life.

Louisa Lindahl is in Dr. Dunbar's home office, unclothed and with a bullet wound.

Matthew is overcome with longing for this mysterious young woman, as well as a desire for the apparent affluence surrounding the Dunbars. He is drawn into unexpected confrontations, ultimately shaping his version of the American Dream.

Nonfiction

"The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," by Candice Millard

Born into extreme poverty, James A. Garfield was an extraordinary success. A scholar, Civil War hero, and reformist congressman, he was nominated for president against his will.

Only four months after his inauguration, he survived an assassination attempt but was left with a bad bullet wound.

This launched a fierce, behind-the-scenes power struggle over his administration, the nation's future, and even his medical care. As his condition worsened, inventor Alexander Graham Bell tried to help by inventing a new device capable of finding the bullet.

"Trauma: My Life as an Emergency Surgeon," by Dr. James Cole

Anything can and does happen in the emergency room. In Dr. Cole's medical memoir, he takes readers back to his residency training with 120-hour work weeks and extreme sleep deprivation.

From there, he served as a physician in the U.S. Marine Corps, United States Special Operations Command, and on a Navy SEAL team.

He delivers a pulse-pounding account of treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as civilian work with alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged.

Others

"Zero Day," by David Baldacci; "Ghost Hero," by S. J Rozan; "Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E.J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House," by Franklin Toker; "Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World," by Lisa Randall.

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