Boise Public Library
“Murder in the Merchant’s Hall” by Kathy Emerson.
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Mystery. When a woman is found holding a bloody knife over a body, she is assumed guilty. But Rosamond Jaffery is positive there is more to the story. She will need to use all her wits to save her friend from the gallows.
Eagle Public Library
“The Lost & Found” by Katrina Leno.
Teen fiction. Frannie and Louis met online when they were both little and have been pen pals ever since. They have never met face-to-face, and they don’t know each other’s real names. All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things. They both receive news in the mail that sets them off on a road trip to Austin, Texas, looking for answers — and each other. Along the way, each one begins to find, as if by magic, important things the other has lost. And by the time they finally meet in person, they realize that the things you lose might be things you weren’t meant to have at all, and that you never know what you might find if you just take a chance.
Meridian Public Library
“Radiant Bride: The Beauty, Diet, Fitness, and Fashion Plan for Your Big Day” by Alexis Wolfer.
Nonfiction. “Radiant Bride” is the essential guide to getting glam for your big day, ensuring that any woman (regardless of budget, time before wedding, or personal style) looks red-carpet fabulous from engagement to saying “I do,” and through the honeymoon, too.
“Everyone Brave Is Forgiven” by Chris Cleave.
Adult fiction. London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North goes to the War Office, signs up — and is assigned to be a teacher to a class evacuated to the countryside. Tom Shaw ignores the war until his roommate Alistair Heath has enlisted. The three meet and become tested in ways they could not have imagined, entangling their lives in violence and passion, shaping their hopes and dreams.
Garden City Library
“Mother, Can You Not” by Kate Siegel.
Adult nonfiction. In this collection of essays, creator of the Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom includes screenshots of numerous crazy texts and embarrassing moments. She insisted on a fake ID for Kate at 12, so she could participate in a rowing class at Stanford University for her college resume. Kate and her mother have a special kind of relationship that works for them, no matter how crazy.
Ada Community Library
“Happy Retirement the Psychology of Reinvention: a practical guide to planning and enjoying the retirement you’ve earned” by Consultant Professor Kenneth S. Shultz.
Adult nonfiction. In a useful and interesting discussion of many of the aspects of choosing to go from an employed individual to a retired one, this book diagrams and asks questions pertaining to this kind of personal choice. This book provides a straightforward approach to looking at everything from the emotional and physical health of such a change to the possibilities open in one’s future to the activities that allow you the opportunity to contribute more to the world and your community. It helps to define some of the structures of each step toward the retirement decision.
Nampa Public Library
“The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick.
Adult fiction. In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. But on the one-year anniversary of his wife Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met — a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.