What’s new at your Treasure Valley libraries

February 16, 2014 



“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Fiction. “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” involves a man revisiting his childhood home, and it brings back memories of events — some real, perhaps some imagined — of a mysterious set of neighbors living by a duck pond. Lettie Hempstock was an 11-year-old girl living purportedly with her mother and ancient grandmother, but Lettie and the older women seem to have some very special insight into the nature of the word, a world to which the 7-year-old author is hypnotically and dangerously drawn.



“Spoils” by Tammar Stein

Teen fiction. When Leni’s family won the lottery, her parents built a mansion, enrolled her in an exclusive private school and bought her a dolphin for her birthday. But all of that extravagant living has caught up with them, and the lottery money is about to run out — except for the large trust fund Leni will inherit on her 18th birthday. Leni is prepared to give her parents the money until she learns a shocking secret.



“The Cat Sitter’s Cradle” by Blaze & John Clement

Adult fiction. Dixie Hemingway has been retired from her job as a deputy sheriff. She moves to a quieter world on a small Siesta Key off the coast of Florida, working as a pet sitter. Adjusting the food and environmental requirement particulars of the animal and humans she encounters becomes more complex each time she stumbles across a body, the signs of a potential murder or some evidence of criminal activities.



“Hatching Twitter” by Nick Bilton

Adult nonfiction. This book unveils the full story of how Twitter has become an $11.5 billion business. It’s a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles as the founders went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities.



“Under the Wide and Starry Sky” by Nancy Horan

Fiction. This second novel by Nancy Horan tells of the love story between writer Robert Lewis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny Osbourne. Fanny leaves America with her children in tow hoping to make a new life in Europe away from her first husband’s disloyalty. Following a terrible tragedy, the Osbourne family find themselves in the French countryside, where enters the young Stevenson, and from here the passionate love story begins.



“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” by Debra F. Horwitz

Adult nonfiction. The top dog behaviorists in the country have teamed up with a renowned media personality to create the most cutting-edge, scientifically accurate, definitive book on why our dogs do what they do and how we can prevent or solve common canine behavior problems.

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