New at the Walla Walla Public Library - 10/3/13

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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

“Songs of Willow Frost,”

by Jamie Ford.

Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, “Songs of Willow Frost” is a powerful tale of two souls — a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past — both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness.

Jamie Ford’s seeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home.

— jacket notes

“Nine Days,”

by Toni Jordan.

1939, Australia is about to go to war, but in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond, it is business — your own and everyone else’s — as usual.

And 15-year-old Kip Westaway, failed scholar and proud new owner of a lucky shilling, is living the most important day of his life.

Over the next 70 years the nine members of the Westaway clan will each experience their own momentous, transformative day.

For Kip, for his adored sister Connie and for all the people they love, these nine days will show them exactly who they are.

— jacket notes

Nonfiction

“Terra Nova,”

by Eric W. Sanderson.

In the last century, three powerful forces — oil, cars, and suburbs — buoyed the American dream.

They made it possible for the nation’s economy to flourish and our power to grow.

Yet now, across many different measures, the quality of life in America is in decline.

His story, the data he presents, and the connections he makes provide a crisp and compelling précis of the current state of the nation.

Comprised of a series of broad economic measures and personal choices, his revolutionary vision proposes a new world after oil, cars, and suburbs.

— jacket notes

“I Hate to Leave this Beautiful Place,”

by Howard Norman.

As with many of us, the life of acclaimed novelist Howard Norman has had its share of incidents of “arresting strangeness.”

Yet few of us connect these moments, as Norman has done in this spellbinding memoir, to show how life tangles with the psyche to become art.

In the hands of Howard Norman, author of “The Bird Artist” and “What is Left to my Daughter,” life’s arresting strangeness is made into a profound, creative, and redemptive memoir.

— jacket notes

Others

“Last Car Over Sagamore Bridge,” by Peter Orner. “Subtle Bodies,” by Norman Rush. “The Cancer Chronicles, “by George Johnson. “Manson; the Life and Times of Charles Manson,” by Jeff Guinn.

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