BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Devil All The Time" by Donald Ray Pollock
Adult fiction. The debut novel of an author who worked in a paper mill for 32 years before turning to fiction as a profession. Set in the poor, rural southern Ohio and West Virginia of the 1950s and '60s, the story generally centers on a boy named Arvin Eugene Russell and the decisions he makes after tragedies leave him orphaned and living with his great aunt and uncle.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen" by Mary Sharratt
Adult fiction. Skillfully interweaving historical fact with psychological insight, this novel brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess and visionary.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Money Matters: Teens Write About Taking Control of Their Finances" by Youth Communication
Teen nonfiction. As you leave childhood behind, the ability to get and spend your own money is a symbol of your independence. It's also more than a little dangerous. Poor choices with money can have long-term consequences. In this book, teens share their challenges with money.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"Through to You" by Emily Hainsworth
Young adult fiction. Camden Pike is beside himself with grief ever since the death of his beautiful, loving girlfriend Viv. For two months he shuffles through his life in a zombie-like state, alienating himself from his friends and obsessively visiting the memorial where Viv's car crashed near the high school. One night while there, in a flash of green light, Cam disappears only to find himself in a place that is both different and the same. Everything looks like the world he lives in, but in this one Viv is still alive.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow: A Novel (P.S.)" by Rita Leganski
Adult fiction. Set against the backdrop of 1950s New Orleans, about a boy who cannot speak but is gifted with the ability to listen. By the time he is 5, he can hear flowers grow and raindrops fall. One day he hears an anguished voice that starts him on a quest to uncover his family's secrets.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Homeland" by Cory Doctorow
Young adult fiction. In Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother," young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government after a terrorist attack on San Francisco. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus' hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff - and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world.