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On the shelves - Feb. 9


February 9, 2020

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

“Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition” by Patricia S. Churchland: Churchland delves into scientific studies, particularly the fascinating work on twins, to explore whether people have a predisposition to embrace specific ethical stands. Churchland also includes research on psychopaths who abide by no moral system, and the explanations science gives for these disturbing individuals. She then turns to philosophy — that of Socrates, Aquinas, and contemporary thinkers like Owen Flanagan — to explore why morality is central to all societies, how it transmits through the generations, and why different cultures live by different morals.

“Community-Scale Composting System” by James McSweeney: McSweeney presents an in-depth yet accessible resource for farmers, designers, service providers, organics recycling entrepreneurs, and advocates of all types, with a focus on developing the next generation of organics recycling infrastructure that can enable communities to close the food-soil loop in their local food systems.

“Living with Air Plants” by Protoleaf and Brocante: The perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia and the many ways they can be used to design and upgrade your home or work space. These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, plus easy to grow and care for, once you know how. Over 100 different Tillandsia varieties are discussed, providing all the information needed to select plants and make them thrive.

“Imaginary Friend” by Stephen Chbosky: Single mother Kate Reese and her son Christopher flee an abusive relationship and find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove. At first, it seems like the perfect place to settle down. Then Christopher vanishes for six long days, finally emerging from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed, but changed. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission he must complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or no one in Mill Grove will ever be the same again.

“When Old Midnight Comes Along” by Loren D. Estleman: Amos Walker is hired by Francis X. Lawes to prove that his wife, who disappeared more than six years ago, is dead, so he can remarry without having to wait for the seven-year-declaration-of-death rule to kick in. Walker's investigation is complicated by two facts: the police still consider Lawes the prime suspect, and the first-responding officer in that old case was killed in the line of duty shortly afterward, and his notebook was never found. The question is, if Lawes is guilty, why would he risk arrest and prosecution by giving the forensics team a body to work on?

“Country Strong” by Linda Lael Miller: Cord Hollister is all cowboy, training horses under the big skies of Montana; Shallie Fletcher is trying to reinvent herself and leave her heartbroken past behind. When an opportunity arises for Shallie to partner with a therapeutic riding programs for kids, she seeks out Cord for riding lessons. This may just be her second chance at pursuing some unrequited feelings she felt for Cord back when they were teenagers.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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