On the shelves - July 26
July 26, 2020
The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:
“Hometown Architect” by Patrick F. Cannon has been donated in memory of Joanne Burns. This beautiful volume uses over ninety photographs to illustrate all twenty-seven Frank Lloyd Wright homes built in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, documenting one of the most influential periods of the architect's career. Descriptive captions and text detail the stories behind each commission, addressing Wright's relationships with his clients, the importance of each building, and the characteristics that make each house unique.
“Why We Can't Sleep” by Ada Calhoun. When the author found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X's predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss-and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.
“The Other Bennet Sister” by Janice Hadlow. What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters?
“China Dream” by Ma Jian. Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, is feeling pleased with himself. After decades of loyal service, he has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with replacing people's private dreams with President Xi Jinping's great China Dream of national rejuvenation. But just as he is about to present his plan for a mass golden wedding anniversary celebration, his sanity begins to unravel. Suddenly plagued by flashbacks of the Cultural Revolution, Ma Daode's nightmare visions from the past threaten to destroy his dream of a glorious future.
“The Gentlemen's Hour” by Don Winslow. Former cop turned investigator Boone Daniels lives to surf. He begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers who have one another's backs in and out of the water. When one of their own is murdered, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core. When Boone agrees to defend the young man accused, the outrage from the community is more than he ever anticipated, and as he digs deeper into San Diego's murkier side, it becomes clear that not just a murder case is at stake.
— Summaries provided by library staff