On the shelves - June 28


Last updated 6/27/2020 at 4:17pm

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

“World of Birds” by New Holland Publishers visually celebrates the planet’s varied and amazing birdlife - from tiny hovering jewel-like hummingbirds to plunge-diving gannets. Full-page photographs depict representatives from 90 percent of the planet’s 245 bird families. Stunning images of the many rare and sought-after species lend a strong appeal and appreciation to keen birdwatchers, or anyone who has an interest in birds - from beginner to expert.

“We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong” by Mark Galeotti uncovers the myths behind the world’s most dangerous man. Or is he? Who is the real Vladimir Putin, what does he want, and what will he do next? Despite the millions of words written on Putin’s Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world’s most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives.

“Whole Beauty: Masks & Scrubs: Natural Beauty Recipes for Ultimate Self-Care” by Shiva Rose shares natural recipes made with household ingredients for total body decadence, including Rose’s Lustrous Lakshmi hair mask, Revitalizing Body Scrub, and Nourishing Face Oil. The author’s own nontoxic, all-natural skin-care line nourishes the body, skin to soul, leaving the skin with a luminous glow.

“Light From Distant Stars” by Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine. When Cohen Marah steps over the body of his dead father on a cold spring morning, he steps into a labyrinth of memory. In the week that follows, he must confront his traumatic past, a violent present, and the most frightening question of all--did he kill his father?

“When You See Me” by Lisa Gardner unites Detective D. D. Warren, Flora Dane, and FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy in a twisting thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past. When a disturbing piece of evidence is found in the hills of Georgia, they discover that for all the evil a now deceased serial killer committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed.

“American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins zeros in on Lydia, a middle class, bookshop owner, married to an investigative journalist, and their young son Luca. Their pleasant, normal life changes beyond recognition when her husband writes a tell-all profile of the newest drug cartel’s boss and several family members are slaughtered. Knowing they will be followed and can trust no one, she and Luca flee Acapulco and ride the rails to the USA, a perilous journey, where the chances of making it are slim.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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