This week in the library, we have a new section of both fiction and nonfiction books: the local collection. This is the place you'll find books by Spokane writers and stories set here in the Lilac City. Check out some of these books that are brand new to the library. You'll find them in the local collection alongside more great titles.
American Copper by Shann Ray: "As Evelynne Lowry, the daughter of a copper baron, comes of age in early 20th century Montana, the lives of horses dovetail with the lives of people and her own quest for womanhood becomes inextricably intertwined with the future of two men who face nearly insurmountable losses, a lonely bull rider named Zion from the Montana highline, and a Cheyenne team roper named William Black Kettle, the descendant of peace chiefs."
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields: "A dark, fantastical, multi-generational tale about a family whose patriarch is consumed by the hunt for the mythical, elusive sasquatch he encountered in his youth. Eli Roebuck was nine years old when his mother walked off into the woods with 'Mr. Krantz,' a large, strange, hairy man who may or may not be a sasquatch. What Eli knows for certain is that his mother went willingly, leaving her only son behind. For the rest of his life, Eli is obsessed with the hunt for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him, and we watch it affect every relationship he has in his long life--with his father, with both of his wives, his children, grandchildren, and colleagues."
Daredevils by Shawn Vestal: "Fifteen-year-old Loretta slips out of her bedroom window to meet her 'Gentile' boyfriend. This time, however, her strict Mormon parents catch her returning at dawn and quickly arrange for her to marry the upstanding Dean Harder, a devout yet materialistic fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids, some not much younger than Loretta herself."
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes: "A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader."
Assisted by John Stockton: "A fast, gritty, durable player who could read a basketball floor as well as anyone who ever played the game, John Stockton left the NBA after nineteen seasons with the Utah Jazz, holding a massive assist record, including the career mark (15,806). He also twice led the league in steals with a career total of 3,265, retiring as the NBA's all-time leader. During Stockton's career, the Jazz never missed the playoffs. Coach Frank Layden said, 'Nobody thought that he was going to be this good. Nobody. But the thing was, nobody measured his heart.' John's autobiography, Assisted, pulls back the curtain on his very personal life to show fans a thoughtful recounting of the people, places, and events that influenced John along his path of extraordinary success. This book clearly illustrates the importance of his family, his faith, and his unparalleled competitive spirit."