On the shelves - Sept. 30
September 29, 2012
The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
" What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets" by Michael Sandell addresses ethical questions such as whether we should pay our children to get good grades, hire mercenaries to fight our wars, pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs; and discusses how we can prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong.
"Summer Breeze" by Nancy Thayer tells the story of three women -– a thirty-year-old mother, a young painter, and a caregiver of a large, boisterous family -- who forge a unique bond one summer on New England's Dragonfly Lake.
"Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West" by Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state through the story of a young man who was born and raised inside the highest security prison camp and whose astounding getaway is a testament to the human spirit's endurance and courage, survival and hope.
"XO" by Jeffery Deaver centers on country-pop singer Kayleigh Towne whose increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention after an innocent exchange with one of her fans leads her into the dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession.
"You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (And Each Other)" by Vanessa Williams relates the story of a woman who rose from the ashes of scandal to conquer the worlds of music, film, television, and theater, and the incredible determination and love of her mother who was always there for her.
"The Third Gate" by Lincoln Child begins as famed explorer and treasure hunter Porter Stone directs an archaeological team in a secret attempt to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh that is rumored to contain a prize that has been sought for centuries.
"Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir" by Anna Quindlen looks back on the writer's life as a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to explore what matters most to women at different ages, offering a perspective on that makes life satisfying and joyful.