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On the shelves - Oct. 15


October 15, 2017

The following are available for checkout at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby exposes author Traci Calloway Cole as the kind of woman Simone wants to be — in every way possible. She begins copying her role model, wanting to be exactly like her. Traci knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone, and that Simone has secrets that she'll do almost anything to protect.

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories or Celeste Fletcher McHale follows Jacey and Colin, caught in a storm with epic flooding. Rescued after several days stuck on a roof together, along with a mother of four little boys, they become separated. A horrible accident leaves Jacey missing pieces of her memory, but she remembers Colin and the moments they shared. She just doesn't expect to find him standing in for the minister at her friend's wedding.

Deep Extraction by Diann Mills tasks 2 FBI Special Agents with investigating the murder of oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore, a crime committed using his pacemaker as the means of execution. And a bombing at one of Nathan's oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy. Digging deep into Nathan's personal and business affairs, the two uncover more than they bargained for, and that someone is intent on silencing them for good.

Being the Change by Peter Kalmus embarks on a journey with the author to change his life and the world as he alters his life by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately slashing his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average, Kalmus finds himself happier in the process. Explore how merging science and practical action can result in a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.

The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro imparts the poignant, searing memoir of a young boy's miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. Years later he returns to visit his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family, and finds something more powerful, and shocking, than revenge.

Raising the Bottom by Lisa Boucher presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery. Featured essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women, share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Shipping Container Homes, 3 volumes by 3 authors: Marc Rollins, Austin Knight, and Damon Jones, explain everything you need to know about these unique homes that are rapidly growing in popularity, and often cost up to 50% less than a traditionally built house of comparable size. Where to buy containers inexpensively, how to plan the design, what contractors to hire, and a step-by-step guide to the actual building process are all included.

Portales Public Library

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

In this collaboration between renowned horror writer Stephen King and his son Owen King, the father and son duo have created a futuristic world that poses the question of what would happen should women disappear from the waking world and men have turned completely savage. Set in small Appalachian town and in a future so near and realistically chilling that it could be today, women have been infected with the ability to become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze whenever they sleep, becoming both violent and utterly inhuman whenever they are awakened or if the gauze is disturbed. While they are sleeping, however, their minds go somewhere else, a better place where peace and tranquility reigns. One woman known as “Eve Black”, unfortunately, is immune to the sleeping disease, and while some of the men wonder if she is someone that should be studied medically for answers, others believe that she must be killed to prevent any disturbance to the current state of the world, leading to a full-blown war between the men with no other woman awake but Eve to try to stop them.

Fairytale by Danielle Steel

In this modern retelling of Cinderella, Camille Lammenais grew up in Napa Valley, surrounded by her family's beautiful vineyards and raised by her two loving parents, Christophe and Joy. After more than twenty years of passionate marriage, Christophe and Joy are the owners of a renowned winery and chateau, Chateau Joy, built to model Christophe's ancient family estate in Bordeaux. When Camille graduates from Stanford, she moves back home to help manage Chateau Joy, but her happiness and future plans come to an abrupt end when her mother dies from cancer. Six months later, Christopher, still reeling in grief, is seduced by the charms of the Countess de Pantin, a Frenchwoman visiting the valley, and soon, Christopher surprises Camille by telling her that he and the Countess are getting married. Camille doesn't trust the Countess, however, and when her father dies not long after they are married and two new step-brothers appear, Camille's suspicions are proven right. While Camille struggles to endure the ill treatment from her step-mother and step-brothers, she finds hope and help in the Countess's kind mother and in a childhood friend who just might be her own personal prince.

Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart

In her latest case for Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, the deceased Bailey Ruth Raeburn is trying to help reunite two sisters in Adelaide, Oklahoma, when Susan Gilbert's younger sister Sylvie is abducted and she then receives a ransom demand of $100,000. The caller tells Susan to take the money from her boss-who is filthy rich and Susan has access to his personal safe as his secretary-and Bailey Ruth, invisibly following Susan, suspects that whoever the caller is must be someone that attended a work luncheon the week before, during which Susan's boss had her open his safe to show everyone that it was full of money. Prompted and aided by the caller, Susan reluctantly steals the money from the safe, with the intent of apologizing to her boss and paying him back over time, but when he is found murdered shortly thereafter and the cash and other items from the safe go missing before reappearing in the trunk of Susan's car, the police instantly suspect Susan herself. Bailey Ruth is the only one who knows Susan is innocent, however, and vows to find the caller and true culprit of the crime, and to reunite Susan and Sylvie.

— Summaries by library staff


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