On the shelves —
July 24, 2011
The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku gives us a provocative vision of the coming century, based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs.
“Afraid of the Dark” by James Grippando involves criminal defense attorney Jack Swytek who has been called in to save a man from the death penalty for terrorist activity, and in so doing, he uncovers a sinister underground that leads him straight into the mind of evil.
“Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank’s Family” by Mirjam Pressler uncovers a treasure trove of historic importance as the aunt to Anne Frank passed away, leaving a vast collection of photos, letters, drawings, and postcards preserved throughout decades in the attic of the home she inherited from her mother.
“Skating on Thin Ice” by Jessica Fletcher finds the beloved mystery author of “Murder She Wrote” going for the gold to solve a murder after two figure skaters and their coach arrive in Cabot Cove to train for the Olympics.
“Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology” by Alexis Madrigal tells the stories of the brilliant inventors from the past century who foresaw our current problems, tried to develop cheap and energy-renewable solutions, and drew the blueprint for a green future.
“The Distant Hours” by Kate Morton weaves a tale of unknown parentage, family intrigue, and generational secrets as Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle in search of answers after she discovers that her mother was billeted there as a child during World War II.
“Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man’s Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph” by Amy Nutt offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysteries of the mind, brain, and creativity in the true story of a doctor who suffered a massive brain injury and was transformed into an acclaimed artist with a ferocious need to create.