Rediscovered Books

On The Thursday, June 6, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 5, 2019

  • MakerMinded Schools create a hands-on STEM experience.
  • Boise therapist teaches yoga to prisoners.
  • Following the women of the Oregon Trail.
  • The i48 film festival forces filmmakers to be fleet of focus.

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Crystal King's first book, Feast of Sorrow, is a historically fictional take on the reign of Augustus Caesar through the perspective of the court chef. Her follow-up, The Chef's Secret, fast-forwards to Renaissance Italy to the Vatican kitchen where a locked strongbox left behind by a dead chef with a devastating secret leads his nephew on a journey of discovery and betrayal. King will sign copies of The Chef's Secret this evening at Rediscovered Bookshop and she joins Idaho Matters in studio to talk about her works.

On The Thursday, May 23, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

May 22, 2019

  • DNA evidence exonerates convicted murder suspect.
  • 4 million in federal funds finds five Idaho charter schools.
  • Rodeos celebrate Idaho's Western heritage.
  • Author Crystal King captures Vatican intrigue through the papal kitchen in The Chef's Secret.

Pittsburgh Press

Fearless tells the story of Farris Lind, the founder of Stinker Stores and an all-around wildcat. Author Rick Just joins Idaho Matters to talk about Lind, his exploits and contributions to Idaho commerce and communities. Just will be signing copies of Fearless Farris at Rediscovered Books on Thursday, May 2.

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Fishing Through the Apocalypse examines the future for freshwater fish in America. Climate change, pollution, hydroelectricity and interstate water policy have all had an impact on fish and fishing. We talk with the book's author, Matt Miller of The Nature Conservancy, about the future of Idaho fish.

We Live In Boise by Elisabeth McKetta and James Stead looks at the City of Trees through the wide-eyed perspective of a child. From Freak Alley to the Smurf Turf, this book is as much a travelogue for children as record of today's Boise. McKetta will be signing copies at Rediscovered Books on Saturday and she stops in studio to talk about developing this vibrant book co-written by her husband, James Stead, and illustrated by April VanDeGrift.

On The Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Mar 19, 2019

  • A Boise filmmaker documents the strength and courage of high school swimmers.
  • NPR's Kirk Siegler talks about reporting from 2018's Camp Fire.
  • A kid's book brings Boise to life.
  • 400+ bands. 2 ears. How to save your hearing at Treefort.

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Dr. Brian Hodges has played cello around the world and currently works at Boise State as an instructor. Hodges is also the author of Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist in which he outlines performance techniques to set the experienced cellist apart from the crowd.

  • Youth advocates fight to overturn religious exemptions for child medical care.
  • Ways to chase away the 'winter blues.'
  • Idaho's relationship with roadkill.
  • A Boise State cello instructor demonstrates performance techniques.

Poet Kristen Tracy Chronicles Experience Growing Up Mormon

Dec 10, 2018

Idaho native Kristen Tracy uses poetry to chronicle her experience growing up Mormon and her later exodus from the church.

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  The Basque Dragon is Newbery Honor winning author Adam Gidwitz's newest book in his Unicorn Rescue Society series. It is a tale of fantasy that takes the main characters on a cross-Atlantic adventure to Basque Country in search of a missing dragon.

On The Monday, October 8, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Oct 5, 2018

  • Texas billionaire brothers restrict access to Idaho hunting and fishing grounds
  • Meridian school resource officer teaches body autonomy to students
  • Unicorn Rescue Society: The Basque Dragon takes fantasy into Basque Country
  • The Trailing of the Sheep Festival acknowledges their woolly contributions to Idaho's legacy

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"Girls Burn Brighter" is the debut novel from author Shobha Rao and it has landed on the must-read list of 2018. Vogue magazine calls the novel "incandescent." The Los Angeles Times says Rao writes her characters "into life, into existence, into the light of day."

Bill Miles

In her new book, Elizabeth Smart returns to her horrific ordeal when, at the age of 14, she was abducted at knifepoint and held captive for nine months. Nearly 16 years later, she's writing about how she and other people find the power to never give up, heal and move forward.

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Immigration is a consistently hot-button topic, but since the President vowed to build that "big, beautiful wall" and proposed banning people from the U.S. who came from several Muslim-majority countries, it has remained at the forefront of political conversation.

Adam Dressler

Do you sometimes feel like you have too much stuff cluttering up your life?  Can 20 pairs of shoes really make you happy? Two Northwest authors say maybe not. 

Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are childhood best friends who had normal, 20-something lives.  They had good jobs, homes, cars, clothes, and gadgets. But one day they figured out all that stuff wasn’t making them happy. So they got rid of it. Now they live simply in Montana, and travel the country spreading the word of Minimalism.