Walla Walla 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 Bird Saviors," by William J. Cobb
When a dust storm engulfs her Colorado town and pink snow blankets the streets, Ruby Cole faces a heartbreaking decision: either abandon her baby or give in to her father and marry a man more than twice her age who already has two wives. Her choice sets in motion events that upend the lives of an equestrian police officer, pawnshop riffraff, a disabled war vet, Nuisance Animal destroyers, and a grieving ornithologist who is studying the decline of bird populations. All the while, a growing criminal enterprise moves from cattle rustling to kidnapping to hijacking fuel tankers and murder, threatening the entire community.
"Harry Lipkin, Private Eye," by Barry Fantoni
Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. He's not the best P.I. in Miami, but at 87, he's certainly the oldest. The domestic staff of Mrs. Norma Weinberger, his latest client, are suspected of stealing her sentimental trinkets and priceless jewels. With the stakes fairly low and blood pressure that's a little too high, Harry Lipkin must figure out whodunit before the thief strikes again.
"From Cairo to Wall Street: Voices From the Global Spring," edited by Anya Schiffrin and Eamon Kircher-Allen
Protesters in the Middle East made history in 2011 when they toppled dictators who had been entrenched for decades. As the world economy worsened and austerity measures hit, the wave of demonstrations spread to Europe and the United States. Protesters came out en masse, suddenly empowered by a new conviction that real change could be achieved through peaceful collective action.
This is a stirring, on-the-ground account of these protests, in the words of the people who made them happen, including Egyptian youth, Spaniards, and Americans. Included are chapters that frame these movements in the context of global capitalism and its discontents.
"The Mindfulness Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Approach to Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Depression," by Sarah Silverton
Inspired by Eastern meditative practices, mindfulness is a simple yet powerful self-help tool. By engaging fully in the present moment you can still your mind's negative chatter and escape unhelpful automatic reactions. Illustrated step-by-step exercises cover key mindfulness techniques, such as breath and body awareness practices and bringing mindful awareness to the everyday activities of our lives. This book includes information on using mindfulness to treat stress, anxiety, depression and chronic illness, as well as mindfulness for children and for caregivers.
"Cottage by the Sea," by Robin Jones Gunn; "The Folded Earth," by Anuradha Roy; "The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now," by Meg Jay; "I Am In Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice," by Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen.