On the shelves - July 5


Last updated 7/4/2020 at 1:50pm

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

“NYPD Red” by James Patterson was donated in memory of Anthony Joplin. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, the members of special task force NYPD Red are the first ones called. Detective Zach Jordan and his new partner Kylie MacDonald are assigned to the case. The killer has every murder and escape planned down to the last detail and he's scripted an explosive finale that will bring New York and Hollywood to its knees.

“The Most Scenic Drives in America” by Reader's Digest was donated in memory of Phillip Gibbs. The all-in-one trip planner and travel guide will steer you down the most scenic road every time. Each featured road trip is pictured in stunning full color and described in vivid text, keyed to an easy-to-follow newly revised map. Whether you choose a drive in a far corner of the continent or a back road in your own state, this book is your ticket to North America's most beautiful byways.

“National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America” by National Geographic. New enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to the fascinating pastime of birding. To better serve the expanding market, the customized field-guide format offers unique coverage for birders east or west of the Rocky Mountains, and delivers in-depth info on every bird officially recorded in the specified area with illustrated accounts. Over 750 regular species, 600 new range maps, 100 casual and accidental birds, and 55 rarities are covered.

“Fearless” by Fern Michaels. Anna Campbell is ready to take her first tentative steps back into the world after widowhood. On a singles cruise, she meets divorced professor Ryan Robertson, and the sparks between them are undeniable. Back home, Anna is delighted when her and Ryan's children hit it off. The two girls are close in age and have lots in common and Ryan's son is college-bound, but Anna feels sure they'll grow closer in time. She happily accepts Ryan's proposal but the idyllic relationships Anna is hoping for is quickly thrown into doubt. Ryan and his children may not be all she thinks they are.

“Debunk It!: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation” by John Grant. We live in an era of misinformation, and with bogus information coming from so many sources, how can anyone be expected to discover the truth? Using modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples, find out how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. So if you're tired of hearing blowhards spouting off about climate change, history, evolution, medicine, and more, this book is for you.

“The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel brings a triumphant close the Wolf Hall trilogy, tracing the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power under the rule of Henry VIII. Cromwell journeys from self-made man to one of the most feared, influential figures of his time, with a robust imagination that sees a new country in the mirror of the future. Portrayed by Mantel with pathos and terrific energy, Cromwell is as complex as he is unforgettable: a politician and a fixer, a husband and a father, a man who both defied and defined his age.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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