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On the shelves - April 21


April 21, 2019

The following are available for checkout at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“What We Were Promised” by Lucy Tan brings the Zhen family back to Shanghai to join the upper class after twenty years in the U.S. Their lives are seen through the eyes of husband Wei and his wife Lina, but also through the eyes of Sunny, a housekeeper who witnesses first-hand the tensions within the family. Secrets and family drama examine themes of rich and poor, individualism and tradition, future and past, boredom and ambition.

“Finding Dorothy” by Elizabeth Letts shares a richly imagined story of Maud Gage Baum, the wife of “The Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum. As his famed book is being made into a movie, she takes it upon herself to go to the studio, offering advice and background information, even fighting to keep “Over the Rainbow” in the film. As she recognizes elements that defined her own life story, Maud also resolves to protect Judy Garland, under pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother.

“The Lost Man” by Jane Harper reverberates with dark suspense when two brothers discover Cam, the middle son in charge of the family homestead, dead in the lonely outback of Western Australia. Amidst the grief, the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened and suspicion starts to take hold — with the eldest beginning to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.

“The Story of Baseball in 100 Photographs” by Sports Illustrated showcases baseball’s most inspiring events throughout history with 100 memorable photographs that capture the heart of America’s game. “A picture is worth a thousand words” proves clearly true in this treasure trove of a beloved sport’s timeless moments.

“Love Like You've Never Been Hurt” by Jentezen Franklin shows how to find the strength, courage and motivation to set aside hurt, see others as God sees them and reach out in love. Through biblical and modern-day stories, the questions “why should I trust again?” and “how can I ever really forgive?” are discussed, along with tools and inspiration to destroy walls of pain that block us from seeing hope, receiving healing and feeling love.

“Great American Shipwreck Stories” by Tom McCarthy shares a magnificent collection of ships’ encounters with great whales, overwhelming monsoons and disastrous journeys through the Straits of Magellan, leading to shipwreck and harrowing struggles for survival on the open seas and desert islands. These powerful tragedies pull back the veil of honor and bravery to examine man’s darkest impulses.

— Summaries by library staff


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