Boise Public Library
“The Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne.
Adult fiction. “The Ice Twins” is a pulsing, relentless thriller in the tradition of “Gone Girl.” Something is deeply awry and probably not what it seems for Angus and Sarah Moorcroft after the death of one of their identical twin daughters. The parents suffer their grief in different ways but both hold a secret, as does the remaining twin, as the venue changes from London to a remote island off the Scottish Highlands, where they hope to rebuild their lives. Instead, the troubles continue as secrets become slowly and terrifyingly revealed.
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Eagle Public Library
“Goblins on the Prowl” by Bruce Coville.
Children’s fiction. Fauna lives peacefully in the forest until one day her house is ransacked by five goblins searching for a mysterious object. Then she and her friend William are invited to a party at a castle where they accidentally unleash a dangerous force. Laughter and adventure abound in this book for school-age kids.
Meridian Public Library
“Orhan’s Inheritance” by Aline Ohanesian.
Fiction. When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in Los Angeles. Intent on righting this injustice, Orhan boards a plane to Los Angeles. There he will unearth the story that 87-year-old Seda so closely guards — the story that has the power to unravel Orhan’s future.
“The Ghose In My Brain” by Clark Elliott, Ph.D.
Adult nonfiction. When professor Clark Elliott was rear-ended on his way to class in 1999, doctors assumed he had escaped the accident unscathed. But an undiagnosed concussion led to debilitating side effects, leaving him with a fragmented memory, balance issues, and other impairments that threatened to destroy his career and family. After eight years of suffering in silence, he approached two doctors with radical new ideas in the field of “brain plasticity” for help. A fascinating and informative look at the cutting edge of neuroscience, and how it helped one man overcome a debilitating injury.
Garden City Library
“The Green Road” by Anne Enright.
Adult fiction. When their aging mother decides to sell the family home and divide the proceeds among them, the four Madigan children travel back for one final Christmas together. With raw insight into the varying relationships with each other and with their mother, each struggles to reconnect and come to a place of peace with the perceived eradication of their childhood.
Ada Community Library
“Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult.
Adult fiction. Jenna is a young girl who begins life in an elephant rescue center in New Hampshire. Her parents are deeply involved in pachyderm research, and her mother, Alice, is studying the way these large community-minded animals process grief. Many events evolve around the disappearance of Alice and leave her with two companions: a washed-up psychic named Serena Jones and a retired police detective, now a private investigator, Virgil Stanhope.
Nampa Public Library
“Completely Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker.
Juvenile fiction. Clementine faces changes at the end of her third-grade year and anticipates the birth of her family’s new baby.