New at the Walla Walla Public Library - 8/29/13

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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

“The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty.

“Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death.

“Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret — something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well.

:Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is possible to really know our spouses — and , ultimately , ourselves.”

— jacket notes

“Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic,” by Emily Croy Barker.

“Dumped by her boyfriend and dissed by her academic advisor, disconsolate graduate student Nora Fischer wanders off a beaten mountain path smack-dab into a parallel universe seemingly populated by glamorous refugees from a Fellini film.

“Every night is party night for the suddenly and inexplicably gorgeous Nora, who is the unwitting victim of numerous spells cast by Ilissa, her mentor/captor and the undisputed leader of the glamorous gang.

“Married off to Ilissa’s son, who harbors a brutally dark secret, she realizes too late that all is not as it seems beneath the shining veneer of her new world.

“Making her escape with the aid of an enigmatic wizard who tutors her in magic, she becomes increasingly drawn to him and faces a tough choice when an opportunity to slip back through the portal to her former life presents itself.

“This dark fairy tale has plenty of curb appeal for a wide range of fantasy, time-travel, and alternate-reality fans.

— Reviewed by Margaret Flanagan, Booklist July 01, 2013.

Nonfiction

“Coming Clean,” by Kimberly Rae Miller.

“Kim Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a tidy apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

“You would never guess that Kim grew up behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house, navigating between teetering stacks of aging newspapers, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room — the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding.

“In this moving coming-of-age story, Kim brings to life her rat-infested home, her childhood consumed by concealing her father’s shameful secret from friends, and the emotional burden that ultimately led to an attempt to take her own life.

“And in beautiful prose, Miller sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parent that has thrived in spite of the odds.

“‘Coming Clean’ is a story about recognizing where we come from and the relationships that define us — and about finding peace in the homes we make for ourselves.

— jacket notes

“Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch,” by Barbara A. Perry.

“In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty.

“This biography — the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters — unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world.

“The definitive biography, ‘Rose Kennedy’ provides unequaled access to the life of a remarkable woman who witnesses a century of history and masked her family’s more inconvenient truths while capturing the American imagination.”

— jacket notes

Others

“The Glass Ocean,” by Lori Baker. “Last Alibi,” by David Ellis. “The Distraction Addiction,” by Alex Soojung-kim Pang. “Blog Design for Dummies,” by Melissa Culbertson.

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