BOISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“The Dinner” by Herman Koch
Adult fiction. Danish novelist Hermann Koch has written a penetrating and more than mildly disturbing novel about family bonds and, more specifically, what parents can be capable of doing for their children in order to secure those bonds.
EAGLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Walden on Wheels” by Ken Ilgunas
Adult nonfiction. After graduating from college with $32,000 in debt, the author sets a goal of paying it off as fast as possible. Inspired by the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, he decides to live in an Econoline van while he attends graduate school and finds it a life-changing experience.
GARDEN CITY LIBRARY
“The Newcomer” by Robyn Carr
Adult fiction. In a little town on the Oregon coast, single dad and deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain finds happiness with longtime friend Gina James.However, their lives are thrown into chaos when Mac’s long-lost ex-wife reappears.
MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Apology” by Jon Pineda
Adult fiction. When 9-year-old Tom’s twin sister, Teagan, suffers a debilitating brain injury, a police investigation implicates his playmate Mario’s uncle, a transient immigrant worker known as Shoe. Innocent of the crime but burdened by his own childhood tragedy, Shoe takes the blame for the accident caused by his nephew. This debut novel explores how the decisions we make in an instant reverberate for years to come.
ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
“Trinkets” by Kirsten Smith
Young adult fiction. High school juniors Tabitha, Elodie and Moe could not be more different. But they have a common thread and secret that none of them are aware of until they are all caught shoplifting and forced to complete a shoplifter’s anonymous class. This is where they meet, and what starts as a competition to see who can lift the most expensive loot turns into an unlikely friendship.
NAMPA PUBLIC LIBRARY
“The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story” by Lily Koppel
Adult nonfiction. As the Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly for support and friendship. The wives have been friends for more than 50 years.