BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Monsters” by Dave Zeltserman
Adult fiction. Friedrich, a young chemist in 19th century Germany is on the verge of wedding his fiance when tragedy strikes. Found unconscious and drugged in an alley, he is accused of the murder of his beloved, tortured at the wheel and killed. This would make for a very short book if it weren’t for the appearance of Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, who has restored the brain and aggrieved memories of the poor chemist in a collection of body parts. Thus begins a long journey of revenge and remorse for the “monster.”
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Electrified Sheep” by Alex Boese.
Adult nonfiction. This is a strangely compelling look at some of the bizarre and outlandish experiments that have been attempted in the name of science.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
“The Young Professional’s Survival Guide” by C.K. Gunsalus
Adult nonfiction. Imagine yourself in your new job doing your best to make a good impression — and your boss asks you to do something that doesn’t feel right, like lie to a customer. When you’re caught off guard, under pressure from someone more powerful, it’s easy to make a mistake. This guide shows how to avoid these traps — and how to handle them if you can’t.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed
Adult nonfiction CD audio. At the age of 22, after the death of her mother, the author loses momentum in achieving her dreams. She begins a quest prompted by a trail guide found in a Portland bookstore and decides to start a backpacking trek from California to Washington, something she is ill-prepared for. This is a personal odyssey that resonates for many people who want to test their weaknesses.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
“Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love” by Sherry & John Petersik
Adult nonfiction. Authored by the adored home improvement couple who created the popular Young House Love blog, this book has ideas for any do-it-yourselfer on any budget. Over 400 illustrations bring to life the projects, techniques and creativity that the Petersiks are known for.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Lovely, Dark and Deep” by Amy McNamara
Young adult fiction. Since the night of the crash, Wren Wells has been running away. Though she lived through the accident that killed her boyfriend Patrick, the girl she used to be didn't survive. Then she meets Cal Owen. When the chemistry between them threatens to pull Wren from her hard-won isolation, Wren has to choose: risk opening her broken heart to the world again or join the ghosts who haunt her.