The August book order is in!

The early August book and audio releases have arrived at the Community Library, and are making their way to the Rental Fiction and New NonFiction bookshelves as fast as we can add the stamps and covers.  There is a new biography of Joseph Heller by Tracy Daugherty–Just One Catch.  A new book by Nina Sankovitch, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, details her ‘Year of Magical Reading.”  Ghost in the Wires describes Kevin Mitnick’s adventures as the FBI’s most wanted criminal computer hacker.  And a book that I mean to closely peruse before releasing it to the shelves–The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress.

New Fiction arrivals include a mountaineering mystery by Jo Bannister, Death in High Places.  A re-released classic bicycle road racing story by Tim Krabbe, The Rider, has been added to the shelves.  Helen Schulman’s This Beautiful Life has been garnering excellent reviews.

We’ve also just received the new publication of the 3rd edition of (Along Mountain Trails (and in boggy meadows) from the Sawtooth Botanical Gardens.  The authors, Doreen Marsh Dorward and Sally Randall Swanson have generously offered the rights to the edition to the Gardens.  This locally written and produced guide to northern Rocky Mountain wildflowers and berries has beautiful photographs of our region’s plants and flowers, and remains the guide for local wildflower watchers.

Boise author Rico Austin has also just released the semi-autobiography/fiction/road trip My Bad Tequila, following his semi-fictional hero from Idaho to Mexico, and sometimes back.


Everyone at the Community Library would like to thank our tireless volunteers and the kind families who donated their houses to the annual Home Tour–each and every contributor is critical to the success of the fundraiser.

Thank you!

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  1. Sally and Doreen’s book is a great size to take in a day-pack for a short or long trek into the hills. Gives enough information to keep you out of trouble (You can tell the difference between death camas and the other kind.)but not so much as to weigh you down. Sandy

    • Ah, death camas! Doesn’t it get a bit harder to tell apart from the good stuff after the blue or white camas blossoms fall off? I remember a story (it may be apocryphal) that the beaver hunting/exploratory party led by Alexander Ross through the Wood River Valley in the 1840’s became quite ill after eating boiled beaver for dinner at the confluence of the Wood and Trail Creek. It turned out the beaver could eat death camas with impunity (possibly the poisonous part was stored in the fat?). Supposedly, according to the local Indians (it could have been either Blackfoot or Lemhi) beaver should only be broiled, not boiled.

      Sound advice.

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