New at the Walla Walla Public Library 6/13


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:


“A Cold Day in Paradise,”

by Steve Hamilton

“Other than the bullet lodged less than a centimeter from his heart, former Detroit police officer Alex McKnight thought he had put the nightmare of his partner’s death and his own near-fatal injury behind him. After all, Maximilian Rose, convicted of the crimes, has been locked in the state pen for years. But in the small town of Paradise, Michigan, where McKnight has traded his badge for a cozy cabin in the woods, a murderer with Rose’s unmistakable trademarks appears to be back to his killing ways. With Rose locked away, McKnight can’t understand who else would know the intimate details of the old murders, not to mention the signature blood-red rose left on his doorstep. And it seems like it’ll be a frozen day in Hell before McKnight can unravel the cold truth from a deadly deception in a town that’s anything but paradise.”

— Jacket notes

“A Spear of Summer Grass,”

by Deanna Raybourn

“A sweeping romance set in 1920s British Kenya, after one escapade too many, notorious socialite Delilah Drummond is exiled from Europe to her former stepfather’s estate. When she arrives there with her cousin Dora, they find everything in shambles. With the help of native workers, they slowly restore the estate to an acceptable standard of British comfort. At first, the white community embraces her, from artist Kit to safari guide Ryder and everyone in between. Although she is content to become Kit’s lover, her heart grows closer and closer to Ryder as he gives her practical advice about survival and shows her the beauty of Africa. When Kit is murdered, however, the white community is in upheaval, and Delilah is heavily involved. The book’s title, taken from poet Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself,’ embodies Raybourn’s central themes of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.”

—Reviewed by Pat Henshaw,

Booklist, April 1


“Confessions of a Sociopath,”

by M.E. Thomas

“‘Confessions of a Sociopath’ takes readers on a journey into the mind of a sociopath, revealing what makes them tick and what that means for the rest of humanity. Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, the book unveils for the first time these men and women who are hiding in plain sight. Thomas argues that while sociopaths aren’t like everyone else, and can be incredibly dangerous, they are not inherently evil. The book demystifies sociopathic behavior and provides readers with greater insight on how to respond or react to protect themselves, ways to live among sociopaths without becoming victims, and even how to beat sociopaths at their own game.”

— Jacket notes

“Isadora Duncan My Life,”

by Isadora Duncan

“The visionary choreographer and dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) not only revolutionized dance in the twentieth century but blazed a path for other visionaries who would follow in her wake. From her early enchantment with classical music and poetry to her great successes abroad, to her sensational love affairs and headline-grabbing personal tragedies, Duncan’s story is a dramatic one. “

— Jacket notes


“Together Tea,” by Marjan Kamali. “Midlife Eating Disorders,” by Cynthia M. Bulik.


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