New at the Walla Walla Public Library 5/23


Featured books will be available for the public today.

They can also be placed on hold online at or call the Library for assistance at 527-4550.

Featured books include:


“NOS4A2,” by Joe Hill.

“Victoria McQueen has an uncanny knack for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions.

“When she rides her bicycle over the rickety old covered bridge in the woods near her house, she always emerges in the places she need to be.

“Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her unusual ability, because she knows no one will believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself.

“Disturbing, mesmerizing, and full of twisting thrills, Hill’s phantasmagoric, devilishly playful masterpiece is a terrifying high-octane ride.”

—jacket notes

“A Guide to Being Born,” by Ramona Ausubel.

“In 11 short stories put seemingly arbitrarily into the categories birth, gestation, conception, and love, Ausubel probes major events and turning points in life and beyond.

“Ausubel’s world tends toward the fantastic, as when she posits the human body responding bizarrely to emotion.

“Author of the acclaimed ‘No One Is Here Except All of Us’ (2012), Ausubel is a master stylist of vibrant, concise prose, and these stories, with love most often at their cores, can be appreciated for that alone.”

—reviewed by Michele Leber, Booklist, April 15, 2013.


“Love at First Click,” by Laurie Davis.

“One in five relationships starts on an online dating site, but little straightforward guidance exits for users.

“In a world where we communicate as much via texts as we do through body language, this book empowers readers to log on and double click for love, taking them through the journey all online daters face-from choosing the right site, creating a profile, and navigating dates, to logging off with their perfect match.”

—jacket notes

“An American Caddy in St. Andrews,” by Oliver Horovitz.

“In the middle of Oliver Horvitz’s high school graduation ceremony, his cell phone rang: it was Harvard.

“He’d been accepted, but he couldn’t start for another year. A caddie since age twelve and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decides to spend his gap year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

“A hilarious, behind-the-scenes peek at the world’s most celebrated golf course—and its equally famous caddie shack — ‘An American Caddie in St. Andrews’ will delight golfers and fans of St. Andrews as well as anyone who dares to remember stumbling into adulthood and finding one’s place in the world.”

—jacket notes


“Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald,” by R. Clifton Spargo. “Angora Alibi,” by Sally Goldenbaum. “Superman is Jewish?” by Harry Brod. “Great Jobs for Everyone Over Fifty,” by Kerry Hannon.


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