Boise Public Library
“The Sleeper and the Spindle” by Neil Gaiman.
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Teen fiction. Accompany a young queen and her dwarf comrades as she sets out to rescue an ever-sleeping princess and stop an epidemic of repose. But is the princess everything she seems?
Garden City Library
“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari.
Adult nonfiction. Using a combination of humor, statistics and interviews, comedian Aziz Ansari looks at modern romance, tackling subjects such as breakup text, online dating, and Tinder. Both informative and hysterical, this book really takes on what it is like to be dating in the modern age.
Eagle Public Library
“The Secret Chord” by Geraldine Brooks.
Adult fiction. The life of King David is imagined in this saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal and power. Brooks traces David’s journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.
Meridian Public Library
“How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide” by Toni Bernhard.
Nonfiction. Chronic pain and illness create many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.
“The Heart Goes Last” by Margaret Atwood.
Adult fiction. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. When Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan’s life in danger.
Ada Community Library
“The Dream Lover” by Elizabeth Berg.
Adult fiction. Elizabeth Berg writes a compelling story of the life of George Sands the writer. Aurore Dupin, aka George Sands, had the option of becoming an independent woman after the death of her grandmother, who essentially raised her. At one time she thinks of becoming a nun, and indeed her pursuit of spirituality is intertwined with her contact with other creative artists, including painters, other writers and musicians, Frederic Chopin among them.
Nampa Public Library
“Dragonbane” by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Adult fiction. Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it’s hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a 50-foot wingspan. Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. When Fate throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance.