Walker’s Bookshelf

Non-fiction Friday: History Books

Renowned historian David McCullough once addressed the graduating seniors of Wesleyan University and said, “History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is…
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The Parade

In Dave Eggers’ The Parade, the reader is not told where the story takes place, other than it is a country somewhere in the Middle…
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Winter Weather Whodunit

There is something about mystery/crime fiction that goes well with the winter season. If you crave the gritty, atmospheric, and claustrophobic feeling that this book…
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The Bletchley Circle

Take a look at the three seasons of The Bletchley Circle! Former code crackers from WWII regroup to solve murder mysteries and catch serial killers.
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Library Passes

Looking for places to visit and things to do? Walker Memorial Library offers library passes for local museums, parks, and cultural sites for free or…
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Snowblind

There is something beautiful and eerie about the wintry landscape of Iceland, which is why it’s a perfect setting for a murder mystery. In Ragnar…
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The Satapur Moonstone

Sujata Massey followed her Edgar Award finalist book, The Widows of Malabar Hill (2018), with another captivating mystery featuring the female Bombay lawyer, Perveen Mistry.…
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Online Room Reservations

Are you in need of a space to study, research, read, or write? Online room reservations are now an option the library offers to the…
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A Window into the Past

There are a lot of ways that we, as readers, connect to literature. By providing a window into the past, historical fiction not only helps…
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Losing Earth

This short, well researched book is a powerful documentation of precious time lost to prevent climate change. The focus is on the years 1979-1989, a…
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