What’s new at your Treasure Valley libraries

July 28, 2013 



“Hello, Mommy Zooborns!” by Shanda Trent

Picture book. Flamingo, anteater and marmot babies are just a few of the animals found in this book about zoo babies and their moms. Colorful pictures and easy-to-read text make this a great first book for beginning readers.



“The Threads of the Heart” by Carole Martinez

Adult fiction. Frasquita possesses a gift that has been passed down to the women in her family for generations. From rags and rough fabric, she can create gowns so magnificent that they bestow a blinding beauty on whoever wears them. But Frasquita’s gift incites others’ jealousy. She is hounded and eventually banished from her home. What follows is an extraordinary adventure as her exile becomes a quest for a better life.



“Law and Disorder” by John Douglas

Adult nonfiction. John Douglas, the FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, brings a provocative and personal look at our criminal justice system. With meticulous detail, he re-creates his findings in the JonBenet Ramsey murder, the bungled trial of Amanda Knox, and other high-profile cases.



“Benediction” by Kent Haruf

Adult fiction. This author writes about small-town life in the high plains of Colorado, an area with dryland farming and sun-toughened people. The residents of Holt are watching the end of local hardware store owner Dad Lewis.

His next-door neighbor has taken in her young granddaughter, and Haruf has both tenderly and uncompromisingly given the reader the gift of watching his life unfold and blend with the lives of the folks around him.



“Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, From Grantham to the Falklands” by Charles Moore

Adult nonfiction. The Iron Lady was made of much more than steel. Charles Moore had exclusive privilege to interview the late Mrs. Thatcher and also her family, friends and colleagues. In this first volume of authorized biography, Moore presents an extensive history on the woman who entered the political playing field during a time period dominated by male leadership, and who came to be known around the world as one of the most substantial leaders of our epoch.



“Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger” by Beth Harbison

Adult fiction. Running away with her fiance’s brother after he convinces her that he loves her more and that the man she was about to marry has been unfaithful, Ashley Barton takes a job at a bridal shop. When the relationship also fails, the situation leads to an explosive confrontation 17 years later.

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