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:
"The Forgotten Waltz," by Anne Enright
The snow in a Dublin suburb brings everything outside to a halt. Gina Moynihan reminisces about falling for Sen Vallely, the love of her life. Their affair was full of long afternoons of bliss and denial. Now, the silent streets and falling snow bring Gina a sense of possibility as she waits for Sen's fragile 12-year-old daughter to arrive. This novel highlights the drama of everyday life and the volatile connections between people.
"Last Man in Tower," by Aravind Adiga
Mumbai real estate developer Dharmen Shah is a dangerous man to refuse. Yet retired schoolteacher Masterji stubbornly rejects Shah's generous buyout in favor of staying put in the crumbling apartment building he has long called home. Shah wants to seal his legacy with a luxury high rise on the site of the old building and Masterji's neighbors are more than pleased with his offer of compensation. As demolition approaches neighbors become enemies and compromise their humanity for the sake of money. This is the suspenseful story of ordinary people pushed to their limits in the new India.
"I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59," by Douglas Edwards
Douglas Edwards, employee number 59, was Google's first director of marketing and brand management. He brings an inside view to the extremes of Google's infancy. There was unlimited free food, endless debates, and rough hockey games. Camaraderie mixed with competition amid the nonhierarchical structure, challenges to conventional wisdom, and race to develop and implement new ideas. Edwards, a former journalist, takes readers along on the rollercoaster ride of Google's creation.
"Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man," by Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono's new book is the candid account of a 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical appearance. He began life as Chastity, the daughter and only child of Sonny and Cher. During childhood, Chastity associated with boys as much as possible and finally came out in her 20s, working with two major LGBT rights organizations. Then in 2008, after Sonny's death and 5 years of sobriety from drug addiction, Chastity was finally ready to begin the physical transformation of gender to become Chaz. His book touches on themes of identity, the relationship between parents and children, and how harboring secrets can damage the soul.
"Randy Lopez Goes Home," by Rudolfo Anaya; "The Wandering Falcon," by Jamil Ahmad; "Make Yourself Unforgettable: How to Become the Person Everyone Remembers and No One Can Resist," by Dale Carnegie Training; "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading," by Nina Sankovitch.