What’s new at your Treasure Valley libraries

September 22, 2013 



“News From Heaven,” by Jennifer Haigh

Adult fiction. A beautiful collection of interwoven stories from a fictional small coal-mining town in Pennsylvania by the author of “Baker Towers.” Encompassing various periods of the 20th century through two world wars and after, we encounter a teenage girl who leaves to experience life as a servant to a well-to-do Jewish family in New York City and a schoolteacher who never left and who tenaciously embraces a destroyed past.



“The Daughters of Mars,” by Thomas Keneally

Adult fiction. In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses to escape the confines of their father’s farm, carrying a guilty secret with them. This is an uncommon perspective of World War I.



“The Tell-Tale Start,” by Gordon McAlpine

Juvenile fiction. The twins Edgar and Allan have inherited their love of horror stories and their cleverness from their great-great-great-great grandfather, Edgar Allan Poe. When their beloved cat Roderick Usher goes missing and ends up in the clutches of the nefarious Prof. Marvel, will they prove clever enough to avoid becoming the subject of one of his evil experiments? Kids who enjoyed “A series of Unfortunate Events” will enjoy this first title in “The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe.”



“How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times,” by Roy Peter Clark

Adult non-fiction. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most influential writing teachers, covers the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. In his clear and compelling style, Clark provides 35 tools for writing short, from cutting your prose and ending with a punch to writing effective sales pitches, headlines, letters, essays, and even personal profiles for online dating services.



“The Mystery,” by Garth Nix

Juvenile fiction. Garth Nix and Sean Williams are back again with the third installment in the popular “Trouble Twisters” series. Jaide and Jack Shield are growing used to their new, magical lives in Portland and learning to control their newfound powers. However, when the EVIL threatens to break through yet another Ward protecting Portland and then the world, the twins will be put to the test.



“The Husband’s Secret,” by Liane Moriarty

Adult fiction. Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.

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