EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto" by Eric Asimov
Adult nonfiction. Wine critic Asimov examines why American wine culture produces such feelings of anxiety and suggests how readers can develop a sense of discovery and wonder as they explore the diversity of the world of wine.
BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Some Women, Some Hats, and Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered" by Trudi Kantor
Adult nonfiction. This book is an unusual, little gem. A slim volume with an usual title, "Some Women, Some Hats, and Hitler" is essentially a World War II memoir cum love story written by a fashionable Jewish Austrian hat designer forced to leave her country (and her business) with her husband after its occupation by the Nazis in 1938.
This book, originally written in the 1980s, captures the anxiety of the reasonably well-to-do Austrian middle class in the face of the brazen anti-Semitism that arrived with Hitler's troops. Kantor and her husband endure many narrow escapes before eventually achieving exile in England.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
"You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life" by Jeffrey M. Schwartz & Rebecca Gladding
Adult nonfiction. This volume is designed as a workbook to help people redesign habitual patterns in thinking through and resolving problems. Personal growth is encouraged using the ideas of Relabeling, Reframing, Refocusing and Revaluing situational thought processes.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Don't Feed the Boy" by Irene Latham
Children's fiction. Growing up in the zoo isn't as fun as it sounds. Eleven-year-old Whit loves being close to the animals, but his mother and father, both on the zoo staff, sometimes seem to care more for the animals than for him. But when Whit notices a mysterious girl who visits every day to draw the birds, suddenly the zoo becomes much more interesting. Who is the Bird Girl? And why does she come by herself?
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
"Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped" by Cissy Houston
Adult nonfiction. Cissy Houston's new book is a painful trip down memory lane, reflecting on life and legacy through the eyes of a mother, and as an award-winning singer herself. She reveals triumphs and regrets in a personal and honest portrait of her only daughter, one of the greatest musical performers of all time.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises" by Moses Gates
Adult nonfiction. In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Gates is a new breed of adventurer for the 21st century and will inspire readers to think about the potential for urban exploration available to anyone, anywhere.