Here's what's new at your Treasure Valley libraries

June 8, 2014 


"Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation" by Adam Resnick

Nonfiction. Resnick, writer for the David Letterman show, has created a collection of biting, hilarious and curmudgeonly stories of childhood and adult trauma and isolation.


"The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg

Adult fiction. Sookie Poole, living in Point Clear, Ala., has married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to quality time with her husband, Earle. She works on her patience daily with her irascible mother, Lenore Simmons Krackenberry, who lives two doors away. When an unexpected registered letter arrives, she is thrown into a tailspin that involves learning about Polish culture, WASPs, the female pilot division of World War II, and what it really means to be part of a close community.


"Graduates in Wonderland" by Jessica Pan

Adult nonfiction. On the night of their college graduation, two friends agree to write each other a no-holds-barred honest account of their lives every week - no matter what. From New York to Paris and Beijing to Melbourne, they share their individual paths to adulthood.


"The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild" by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Nonfiction. In a new urban ecosystem where opossums are found in subway cars and hawks hover over the chicken coop, Haupt offers a poignant and good-humored case for facing human-animal conflicts with knowledge, creativity and grace.


"Breathe" by Scott Magoon

Picture book. A little beluga whale takes his first breath and encounters his early life lessons. In the watery ocean world of little whale, there is joy, adventure, suspense, danger, a new pathway and love.


"The Thickety: a Path Begins (Thickety No. 1)" by J.A. White

Juvenile fiction. This debut fantasy novel presents readers with a dystopian, theocratic society that fears and executes witches and magic users. In the prologue, readers meet little Kara Westall, who is roused from her bed and dragged to watch her mother's execution as a witch. When Kara is 12, she finds her mother's grimoire and uses it, making the already-suspenseful narrative nerve-wracking. Was her mother's magic truly evil?

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