BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“On My Way to the Bath” by Sarah Maizes
Picture book. Livi hates baths. Baths are boring. However, the trip to the bathtub is filled with all sorts of fun and interesting things that Livi can do. Things like imagining she’s a snake or a rock star, or that she’s swinging through a jungle. Livi will do anything to slow the trip to the bathtub. But once she’s there, maybe baths aren’t so bad after all.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants” by Alison Maloney
Adult nonfiction. Brimming with family secrets, society scandal, and, of course, elaborate parties, dresses and social customs, the world of an aristocratic Edwardian household as depicted on the hit show Downton Abbey has captivated millions. But what was life really like for the servants, the people who kept such a household running? Alison Maloney takes readers behind the scenes.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
“Bubbles & Gondola: A Magical Graphic Novel” by Renaud Dillies
Adult fiction graphic novel. The tale centers upon the adventures of Charlie the mouse, a writer working alone in his attic and somewhat protective of his personal intellectual space. Small to large interruptions occur regularly, offering distractions that seem unwelcome, then symbolic of losing connections. Set free in a roving Ferris wheel car, he keeps company with a small blue bird in a top hat.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
“Great North Road” by Peter F. Hamilton
Adult fiction. In this thriller set a century in the future, the main character, Sid, must solve the mysterious murder of a clone whose feuding family holds the keys to a great empire. In a universe whose environmental and economic problems have been solved by the ability to travel instantaneously between worlds, the plot of this politically charged novel is a nail-biter sure to keep any reader on the edge of his or her seat.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Bruce” by Peter Ames Carlin
Adult nonfiction. For more than four decades, Bruce Springsteen has reflected the heart and soul of America with an award-winning career. Built from years of research and unparalleled access to its subject and his inner circle, “Bruce” presents the most revealing account yet of a man laden with family tragedy, a tremendous dedication to his artistry and an all-consuming passion for fame and influence.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up” by Harriet Lerner
Adult nonfiction. Relationship expert Lerner gives us more than 100 rules that cover all the hot spots in long-term relationships. This is a practical blend of down-home wisdom and clinical experience.