New at the Walla Walla Public Library 6/27/13

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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

“Time Flies,”

by Claire Cook.

“Time Flies is a spunky, lighthearted road trip down memory lane as two best friends reunite for their high-school reunion and challenge their fears.

Years ago, Melanie left her friends and native New England to follow her husband to Atlanta, uprooting their two young sons.

Now at midlife, she’s a recently separated, self-employed metal sculptor with a fear of highways, sawing her marriage bed into disposable chunks and bending the springs into art.

When her best friend urges her to return home for their class reunion, Melanie’s driving phobia kicks in, and she begs off.

But it’s hard to resist when an old crush she can barely remember lures her with his flirtatious e-mails.

So she takes the plunge. What follows is a lot of reminiscing to the soundtrack of the good old days when the BFs finally meet up for their driving adventure.

The banter is a lot of fun, and the characters’ realization of what is important is certain to make readers yearn for reconnections of their own.

—“Reviewed by Diane Holcomb, Booklist, May 01, 2013.

“One Heart to Win,”

by Johanna Lindsey.

“Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud.

A landmark 50th novel by the best-selling author of the Malory series finds Tiffany reluctantly traveling to 1880s Montana Territory to end a family feud, a journey during which a train robbery and a case of mistaken identity lands her in her alluring fiancé’s ranch home.”

—jacket notes

Nonfiction

“Run, Brother, Run,”

by David Berg.

“In 1968 David Berg’s brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson, a notorious hit man and father of actor Woody Harrelson.

“Alan was only 31 when he disappeared: six months later his remains were found in a ditch in Texas.

“ ‘Run, Brother, Run’ is Berg’s story of the murder.

“But it is also his account of the psychic destruction of the Berg family by the author’s father, who allowed a grievous blunder at age 23 three to define his life.

“As with the best and most powerfully written memoirs, the author has kept this horrific story to himself for a long time.

“Berg takes his account into the darkest human behaviors.”

— Jacket notes

“One and Only, The Freedom of Having an Only Child, and the Joy of Being One,”

by Lauren Sandler.

“Journalist Lauren Sandler is an only child and the mother of one.

“After investigating what only children are really like and whether stopping at one child is an answer to reconciling motherhood and modernity, she learned a lot about herself—and a lot about our culture’s assumptions.

“She brings a passion and a laser-sharp intelligence to the subject that cuts through the anxiety, doubt, misinformation, and judgment about what it means to be an only child and what it means to have one.”

—jacket notes

Others

“Shadow People,” by James Swain. “Flat Water Tuesday,” by Ron Irwin. “Queen of the Air,” by Dean Jensen. “What Do Women Want?” by Daniel Bergner.

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