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On the shelves - Oct. 21


October 21, 2018

The following are available for checkout at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“A Dangerous Game” by Heather Graham opens with criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan wrapping up after a normal day at the office. Outside, she’s accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and flees — only to be murdered minutes later. Although warned by the FBI to stay out of it, Kieran investigates to find out who the woman was and where the baby came from, uncovering a dangerous group that plays fast and loose with human lives and will stop at nothing to keep their secrets.

“The Book of M” by Peng Shepherd tells the captivating story of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe and risk everything to save the ones they love. At an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears. As the phenomenon spreads, those afflicted gain a strange new power but at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. When Max begins to lose her shadow and runs away, Ory desperately searches across a perilous world to find her before her memory disappears completely.

“An Irish Country Christmas” by Patrick Taylor takes place in the cozy Irish village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Barry Laverty is looking forward to his first Christmas. Laverty and his partner have their hands full dealing with seasonal coughs, colds and the occasional emergency, when a new physician arrives, whose quackery threatens the health of the village. Yet amid the bedlam, the two doctors still find time to play Santa Claus to a struggling single mother with a sick child, showing miracles sometimes still happen.

“The Assault on Intelligence” by Michael V. Hayden presents a sobering vision of the American intelligence community, more at risk than is commonly understood, and for every good reason. Although civil war or societal collapse are not necessarily imminent or inevitable, fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country have put our democracy’s core structures, processes and attitudes under great stress. And when we lose our intelligence, literally and figuratively, democracy dies.

“Murder, Lies, and Cover-Ups” by David Gardner reviews old and newly declassified information to transform the way we look at the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Princess Diana. Answers that have been elusive for so long — many completely unexpected — are exposed, explaining what it was about these five enduring legends that made their legacies burn so bright.

“Celebrate the Season 2018” by Better Homes & Gardens shows how to whip up some holiday bliss as you serve delectable foods from your kitchen, create a wonderland of festive decorations, present super fun handcrafted gifts and encourage kids’ creative undertakings. From planning menus to trimming the house, or wrapping handmade gifts, you will find fresh ideas and tested recipes for your holiday season.

— Summaries by library staff


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