New at the Walla Walla Public Library - 7/25/13

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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

“Unseen,”

by Karin Slaughter.

“Karin Slaughter’s bestselling novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn.

“Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent hides the facts about his latest assignment from his girlfriend, Sara Linton, when the stakes prove higher than any he has yet encountered.

“ In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide with a conspiracy straddling both sides of the law.”

— jacket notes

“Memories of a Marriage,”

by Louis Begley.

“Lucy De Bourgh, daughter of one of Rhode Island’s first families and beneficiary of an ample trust fund, married below her station.

“Decades later, a chance meeting reunites Lucy with Philip, our narrator.

“They’d known each other earlier, and he remembers her as a ravishing, funny, ready-for-anything hellion with a well-earned reputation for being wild.

“Through Philip’s patient probing, a brilliant portrait emerges of the doomed marriage, and of Begley’s heroine.

“Lucy De Bourgh is without doubt on of Louis Begley’s strongest and most outrageous creations.”

— jacket notes

Nonfiction

“Counter Clockwise,”

by Lauren Kessler.

“In this age of lunchtime lifts, wrinkle erasing injections, furrow fillers, and lip plumpers, there’s no question that anyone who aims to look younger easily can.

“Guided by both intense curiosity and healthy skepticism, a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, Kessler sets out to discover just what’s required to prolong those healthy, vital and productive years call the ‘health span.’

“In her yearlong journey, Kessler investigates and fully immerses herself in the hope and hype of the anti-aging movement.”

— jacket notes

“High Price,”

by Dr. Carl Hart.

“As a youth, Carl Hart didn’t realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life.

“Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist-Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences-whose landmark, controversial research in redefining our understanding of addiction.

“In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-discovery and weaves his past and present.

“A powerful story of hope and change, of a scientist who has dedicated his life to helping others, ‘High Price’ will alter the way we think about poverty, race, and addiction-and how we can effect change.”

—jacket notes

Others

“Topsy,” by Michael Daly. “Body Geographic,” by Barrie Jean Borich.“Letters From Skye,” by Jessica Brockmole “Drift,” by Jon McGoran.

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