Boise Public Library
“The Night Sister” by Jennifer McMahon.
Fiction. An abiding mystery is the long-ago disappearance of Sylie Slater and the story of three childhood friends, Amy, Piper and Margot, two of them sisters, haunted by ghosts and sharing dark secrets from that fateful summer of their youth. A new and unspeakable crime leaves Piper and Margot to sort out the mysteries before their world unravels and the evil of their childhood investigations is finally revealed.
Garden City Library
“My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me” by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair.
Adult nonfiction. This book begins with Jennifer Teege browsing a library shelf for books about depression, when she stumbles upon a book that forever changed her life. She sees photographs and recognizes names of the people in the book as her mother and grandmother. She finds out her biological grandfather was Amon Goeth, “Butcher of Plaszow,” a mass murderer during the holocaust who was executed for crimes against humanity. Her emotional journey is covered as she goes through a deep depression, conflicted about being a direct relative of someone who enjoyed killing.
Meridian Public Library
“The Life and Death of Sophie Stark: A Novel” by Anna North.
Fiction. Sophie Stark begins her filmmaking career by creating a documentary about her obsession, Daniel, a college basketball star. But when she becomes too invasive, she finds herself the victim of a cruel retribution. The humiliation doesn’t stop her. Visionary and unapologetic, Sophie begins to use stories from the lives of those around her to create movies, and as she gains critical recognition and acclaim, she risks betraying the one she loves most.
“Trust No One” by Paul Cleave.
Adult fiction. A famous writer of dark crime thrillers is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s, bringing his career to an abrupt end. As his dementia progresses, he calls his friends and family together to make a terrible confession: his books are not fiction, but true stories — and he committed the crimes himself. Everyone insists it’s all in his head, a side effect of his devastating illness — but is it?
Ada Community Library
“Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise” by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Jullien.
Children’s picture book. Hoot Owl is the Inspector Clouseau of the raptor world. Like Clouseau, he is convinced of his powers of disguise. Unfortunately, none of his prey is duped, and Hoot Owl’s hunger continues to grow until he sets his sights on easier prey. Jean Jullien’s illustrations are simple, colorful and the perfect addition to this comic story. Best for ages 3-6.
Nampa Public Library
“From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess” by Meg Cabot.
Juvenile fiction. Feeling out of place in her aunt’s high-fashion family, spunky bookworm Olivia is astonished when Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, appears in her life and announces that Olivia is her long-lost sister and fellow princess. By the best-selling author of the Princess Diaries series.
Eagle Public Library
“What About Moose?” by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez.
Children’s picture book. Teamwork is the lesson as fox, toad, bear, porcupine and skunk work to build a tree house. The project’s going along fine until bossy Moose barges in and upends their plans. Hilarity ensues as his friends become more and more frustrated. It’s a lively picture book of rhyming fun and a subtle lesson about teamwork.