Eagle Public Library
“A Bone to Pick” by Mark Bittman.
Adult nonfiction. Through a series of columns, respected food writer Mark Bittman is an essential resource for every reader eager to understand the complexities inherent in the American food system and the opportunities that exist to improve it.
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Meridian Public Library
“All This Life: A Novel” by Joshua Mohr.
Fiction. Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass, a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the Internet for all the world to experience. As the media swarm over the story, Jake will face the ramifications of his actions as he learns the perils of our modern disconnect between the real world and the world we create online.
“The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet” by Laura Fuentes.
Adult nonfiction. If you’re a parent or a caregiver, you know that kids are hungry all the time. And while you want to give them the best, snack time can be a challenge. How do you avoid convenient-but-unhealthy store-bought treats and instead give them something that’s not only healthy, but tastes good? This book will help you, providing over 200 healthy and delicious snacks, from fresh fruits and veggies to smoothies. Adults will love these good-to-eat and good-for-you snacks as well.
Boise Public Library
“Legend: A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret’s Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines” by Eric Blehm.
Nonfiction. Celebrated adventure writer Eric Blehm tells the story of Roy Benavidez, a veteran staff sergeant who performs an almost unfathomable series of heroic acts in order to save eight fellow Green Berets trapped on the Vietnamese/Cambodian border on a classified mission during the Vietnam War. Benavidez, though shot, stabbed, and injured by grenade fragments, almost single-handedly and through force of will gives the seemingly doomed men hope and medical care until rescue arrives. Nearly 15 years later, one of the rescued men, now living in Fiji, hears about failed efforts to award Benavidez a belated Medal of Honor and provides sufficient testimony to make the award come true.
Garden City Library
“Displacement” by Lucy Knisley.
Adult cartoon book. Knowing it will be a challenge, Lucy takes her aging grandparents on a 10-day Caribbean cruise. With their health declining, she wants to get closer to them while they are still alive. She tells the story mixed with humor and sadness in full-color cartoonist comic style. Mishaps and adventures arise because of her grandmother’s dementia, luggage, airports, flying, swimming and washing grandfather’s pants because he had an accident. Lucy leaves the trip with a realization of the fragility of human life and a new respect for caretakers.
Ada Community Library
“Blood on my Shirt” by Michael C. Burzek.
Adult nonfiction. This is a candid glimpse into the process by which a young Canadian living in British Columbia becomes an emergency medicine paramedic. He discusses some misconceptions of the profession and the history of how it became the professional service it is today. Seeing this from the EMT’s perspective is illuminating.
Nampa Public Library
“A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah Maas.
Teen fiction. Dragged off to a treacherous magical land as retribution for killing a wolf, huntress Feyre learns that her captor is one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.