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 call the library for assistance at 527-4550.

Featured books include:

Fiction

"Country of the Bad Wolfes," by James Carlos Blake

The story of the Wolfe family spans three generations, centering on two sets of identical twins. Beginning with an Irish-English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828, the family's destiny winds through the years into war-torn Mexico. There, a mysterious American named Edward Little links them to Porfirio D??az. The Wolfes become rich as D??az grows in power, eventually ruling the country for over 30 years until the Revolution in 1910. The Wolfes' violent history eventually pursues them to a dramatic culmination at the Rio Grande.

"No One," by Gwenaelle Aubry

A portrait of a fragmented man emerges letter by letter through the alphabet in this fictional memoir in dictionary form. Once a distinguished lawyer and member of the Paris bar, the man is disabled by bipolar disorder, becoming a drifter and frequently entering mental institutions. The story alternates between the voices of the man and his daughter. The result is a vivid and creative exploration of mental illness.

Nonfiction

"Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition," by Dan McKanan

Recently in the United States, the religious Right has made religion and conservatism synonymous. However, author Dan McKanan reminds readers that there has always been an active and influential religious Left. People of faith have worked in every period of our country's history to promote a society of peace and justice. People like Frederick Douglass, John Brown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Starhawk were radicals with a persistent faith in the human capacity to transform the world. American radicalism has been a continuous tradition, powering the social movements that have defined America's progress.

"30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans," by Karl Pillemer

A chance encounter with a remarkable 90-year-old woman led renowned gerontologist Dr. Karl Pillemer to ask over 1,000 older Americans for their advice on life's big issues: love, marriage, children, work, happiness, and avoiding regrets. What wisdom had these older people gained about life that they wish had been given to them when they were younger? He identified consistent points in their responses and distilled these into 30 lessons for living. Personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived inspire and guide.

Others

"A Charitable Body," by Robert Barnard; "The Emperor's Knife," by Mazarkis Williams; "Animals and the Kids Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion," by Allen Anderson and Linda Anderson; "Girl Land," by Caitlin Flanagan.

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