What’s new at your Treasure Valley libraries

September 15, 2013 



“P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man,” by Caroline Lawrence

Juvenile fiction. P.K. Pinkerton has just opened his own detective agency in Virginia City, Nevada Territory, and his first official case is unexpectedly complicated and very dangerous. It involves murder, disappearing witnesses, and P.K. himself having run-ins with the law.



“Looking for Palestine,” by Najla Said

Adult non-fiction. The daughter of a prominent Palestinian father and a sophisticated Lebanese mother, Najla grew up in New York City, confused and conflicted about her cultural background. In this delightful memoir, she shares experiences growing up in an immigrant family.



“Mooncakes,” by Loretta Seto

Picture book. The lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea, and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, of Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon, and of one brave woman’s journey to eternal life.



“Hero on a Bicycle,” by Shirley Hughes

Juvenile fiction. It’s 1944 and Paolo is a bored 13-year-old living in an old villa just south of Florence, Italy with his mother and older sister. He is eager to join the Partisans in their fight against the Nazis, but they beat him up and send him back home. They do, however, want Paolo’s mother’s help in harboring a couple of escaped Allied POWs. If the Nazi’s find out what they’re doing, all will be lost — including their lives.



“Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” by April Genevieve Tucholke

Gothic thriller/romance. Violet White decides to rent out the guesthouse behind her family's aging estate, but she is not prepared for the new tenant, who is either part god or all devil. Seventeen-year-old Violet and her twin brother, Luke, have been raised by their bohemian artist parents and their grandmother, Freddie. However, when Freddie dies and their parents leave for Europe, the teens face a long, hot, boring summer all alone. Everything changes with the arrival of River West, a mysterious boy with dark hair, a suspicious past and a strange power that even he does not fully understand.



“The Hen of the Baskervilles,” by Donna Andrews

Adult fiction. Hilarity and intrigue erupt as Donna Andrews’ latest novel follows her beloved protagonist, Meg Langslow, as she works to exonerate a friend accused of murdering her husband.

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