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 Expats," by Chris Pavone
Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage - and to maintain an increasingly unbearable secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn't speak and doing the housewifely things she's never before done. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, becoming distant and evasive. Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they say they are, and she's terrified that her own past is catching up to her.
"Gods of Gotham," by Lyndsay Faye
In 1845, Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, saving every dollar and hoping to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this untested "police force." Then one night while returning from his rounds, heartsick and defeated, Timothy runs into a little girl dashing through the dark, covered head to toe in blood. He isn't sure whether to believe her wild stories but, as the truth unfolds, Timothy becomes engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him everything.
"The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back," by Nicoli Nattrass
Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors prolonging the erroneous belief that the American government manufactured the human immunodeficiency virus to be used as a biological weapon, as well as the myth's consequences for behavior, especially within African American and black South African communities. Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is harmless and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause of AIDS, is a more insidious AIDS conspiracy theory. Nattrass identifies four symbolically powerful figures ensuring the lifespan of AIDS denialism: the hero scientist; the cultropreneur; the living icon; and the praise-singer. She also describes how pro-science activists have fought back by deploying empirical evidence and political credibility to resist AIDS conspiracy theories.
"Mrs. Kennedy and Me," by Clint Hill
From the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend. Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.
"Island of Wings," by Karin Altenberg; "Other People We Married," by Emma Straub; "Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer & Build," by Peter Goodfellow; "To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker," by Sydney Nathans.