Boise Public Library
“The Miniaturist” by Jessie Burton.
Fiction. A poor peasant girl in 17th century Netherlands is married off to a wealthy Amsterdam merchant only to discover that so much about her marriage, and new life, is beyond anticipation and understanding. There are secrets wrapped in mysteries — about her new husband, his sister, the servants and the wondrous and unsettling skills of the miniaturist, who seems to be darkly predicting their futures. The physical and cultural details of 17th-century Amsterdam are deftly captured.
Eagle Public Library
“The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe” by Jane Goodall.
Children’s nonfiction. In this delightful and touching book of chimpanzee children, acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall shows us some of her favorite young chimps from the Gombe National Park, where she studied their behavior for over a half century.
Meridian Public Library
“The Healthy Smoothie Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long” by Farnoosh Brock.
Nonfiction. Farnoosh Brock shares her knowledge, discoveries, useful tips and lessons learned from years of making smoothies and getting healthier with these powerhouses of nutrition. She gives you the full scoop on how to get started, how to keep it simple and how to listen to your body as you add healthy smoothies into your life.
“Evil Librarian” by Michelle Knudsen.
Teen fiction. When Cynthia’s best friend, Annie, falls in love with the new high school librarian, Cynthia can totally understand why — Mr. Gabriel is young and totally hot. But Cyn suspects he’s hiding a secret ... that he’s actually a demon in disguise. Now Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of an evil librarian before he can literally suck the life out of the entire high school, ruin the school musical ... and make a fool out of Cynthia in the process. A smart and hysterical paranormal fantasy for high schoolers.
Garden City Library
“One Wish” by Robyn Carr.
Adult fiction. Grace Dillon came to Thunder Point to get away from her previous life of competitive figure skating. She started a flower shop and learned to love the quiet simplicity. Troy Headly, a high school teacher in town, determines that she needs some excitement and companionship and that he is just the one to provide it.
Ada Community Library
“Broadchurch,” with David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
Adult DVD fiction. This is a compelling and deep mystery that takes place in a small English village along the coast. Both casting and scenery are beautiful and David Tennant shows some undiscovered skills in acting.
Nampa Public Library
“The Case of the Missing Moonstone (Book 1 of the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency)” by Jordan Stratford.
Juvenile fiction. Step into an alternate 1826 London, where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession and an array of fishy suspects.