BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The Barcelona Brothers" by Carlos Zanon
Adult fiction. This is Zanon's first novel to be translated and published in English, and it is a good choice. In the slums of Barcelona amid a sea of immigrant tensions, two brothers are caught in an ever-tightening vise of their own creation. Epi, the younger brother, has murdered Tanveer, the violent immigrant who stole away his girlfriend and was his accomplice in abusing and robbing prostitutes. Alex, Epi's older brother, is a reluctant and wary protector, and suffers delusions that incapacitate him.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"The DIY Bride: 40 Fantastic Projects to Celebrate Your Unique Wedding Style" by Khris Cochran
Adult nonfiction. This book walks you step by step through each themed project, including easy to follow directions and cost breakdown. Wedding themes include Sun and Sand, Into the Garden, Fairytale Winter and others.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"What Matters to Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved" by John Mullan
Adult nonfiction. In 20 short chapters, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in Austen's beloved fiction. Readers will discover when Austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars got good livings; and how wealth was inherited. Telling passages from Austen's letters and details from her own life serve to explain episodes in her books.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest" by Sally Koslow
Adult nonfiction. Full of interviews and astute observations about the "adultescents" of this generation, this book finds a link between changing styles of ambition and goal-setting and our nation's rocky financial currents.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini
Adult fiction. NYT bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini provides a revealing account of the friendship between first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley. Lincoln selected Keckley, a former slave, to create her gowns, and a trusted friendship blossomed between them.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Swept Away" by Mary Connealy
Adult fiction. Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her.
Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone. Luke is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure Luke doesn't make it alive. He has no choice but to keep moving. Still, he can't just abandon Ruthy, so she'll have to come along.