What's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

April 21, 2013 



"Finding Sasha" by Randi Barrow

Juvenile fiction. Set in Russia during WWII, this tells the story of 12-year-old Ivan who lives in Leningrad. A talented concertina player, he is captured by the brutal Nazi Maj. Axel, who keeps him at his headquarters to provide music for him and his soldiers. While there, Ivan bonds with Axel's dog Zasha and is determined to steal the dog before Axel can mistreat him.



"Remember the Stars: A Little Zen for Little Ones" by Sanjay Nambiar

Picture book. This story is about a wise boy who receives a lot of love - and worry - from his parents. They worry about his health, his happiness and everything else. Ultimately, the boy changes how his parents relate to him, asking them to consider focusing on the present moment instead of worrying about the future.



"Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey" by Dave and Jaja Martin

Adult nonfiction. Picture yourself as parents of three young children, raising them as best you can but on a 33-foot steel sloop sailing into the northern latitudes. Wintering in Iceland and Norway and traveling through the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland between northern lights and polar bears, they maintain a steady level of enjoyable sight-seeing and wrestling with frozen laundry.



"The Best of Youth" by Michael Dahlie

Adult fiction. What happens when an introverted young writer takes on a ghostwriting gig for a violent, drug-addicted Hollywood star? In the case of Henry Lang, the result is a string of outrageous disasters that are ultimately hilarious, gripping and deeply moving.



"Reconstructing Amelia" by Kimberly McCreight

Adult fiction. "An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death." That's the story the exclusive private school Amelia attended tells her mother, Kate. It's the story Kate chooses to believe until she receives a mysterious text telling her, "She didn't jump." Kate must use every tool she has to uncover the truth about the events leading up to Amelia's death.



"Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem" by Melissa Lemon

Juvenile fiction. Raised by her great uncle Barney, Kat grew up sheltered from the world until the day her uncle turned on her. She finds refuge in the Fluttering Forest in a household of seven little men. When the Queen of Mayhem discovers that the daughter she believed dead is actually alive and rivals her own beauty, she dedicates herself to one goal: Kat's death.

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