On the shelves - July 15
July 13, 2012
The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
"Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries" by Laurance Linford takes readers on a journey to the real locations in the mountains, deserts, and towns of the Four Corners region that provide the setting for Hillerman's novels in the beautiful and austere southwestern landscape of the Navajo people.
"The Shadow Patrol" by Alex Berenson begins as John Wells is asked by his former employer, the CIA, to serve as a freelance troubleshooter, sending him undercover in Afghanistan among the Taliban and among fellow Americans to investigate a web of clues that suggest that a drug trafficking operation is connected to the death of American soldiers.
"Eyewitness at Wounded Knee" by Richard Jensen brings together for the first time some 150 photographs that were made by two itinerant photographers before and immediately after the US Army's attack on an encampment of Sioux Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota that claimed the lives of more than 250 people, many of whom were women and children.
"The Fear Index" by Robert Harris takes place over a tumultuous twenty-four-hour period in the life of Dr. Alexander Hoffmann, a computer scientist, mathematical genius, and hedge-fund billionaire, after an intruder breaches the security of his sixty-million-dollar villa and brings him face to face with the greatest danger he can imagine: Himself.
"TCM Classic Movie Trivia" puts your movie knowledge to the test with more than 4,000 questions that draw on a century of landmark cinema ranging from early Hollywood to the 1960's and beyond, including stars, directors, behind-the-scenes facts, famous quotes, and hundreds of images and film stills.
"Victims" by Jonathan Kellerman re-introduces sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware who is called to a gruesome crime scene that becomes the first of many slayings in the same grisly fashion, but with no apparent connection among the victims other than the same clue left behind — a blank page bearing a question mark.
"The Puzzle of Left-handedness" by Rik Smits explores how and why we came to prefer one hand over the other, how left-and right-handedness are represented in the brain, why is more difficult to tell left from right than top from bottom, and why in every country of the world one in ten people favors the left hand.