New books for the week of October 07, 2017

 

Book cover of "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks“World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War”
by Max Brooks

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched, first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and children who came face-to-face with the living and the undead. World War Z is the result.*

 

Book cover of "It" by Stephen King"It"
by Stephen King

Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real. The story follows seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name: It. They made a promise twenty-eight years ago to reunite in the same place where they had once battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.*

 

book cover of "The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, & Hysteria in 1692 Salem" by Stacy Schiff"The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, & Hysteria in 1692 Salem "
by Stacy Schiff

The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s niece began to writhe and roar. Allegations of witchcraft spread quickly and speaking loudly and emphatically, adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis. Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives, parents and children one another. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.*

 

*book descriptions adapted from amazon.com

 

Downloadable ebooks and Audiobooks

The library has just added hundreds of new titles! Everything from crafting to cooking to children’s books can be found on our website www.whitco.lib.wa.us.  Just go to our downloadable ebook and audiobook page and click on the link.