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On the shelves - Aug. 23


August 23, 2020

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

“Deep State” by Chris Hauty. Recently elected President Richard Monroe is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law-and democracy itself.

“The World Beneath Their Feet” by Scott Ellsworth. As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas. Teams of mountaineers from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States were all competing to be the first to climb the world's highest peaks. Amazingly, and against all odds, they soon went farther and higher than anyone could have imagined. In the darkened corridors of the Third Reich, officials soon discovered the propaganda value of planting a Nazi flag on top of the world's highest mountains.

“People of the Canyons” by Kathleen O'Neal and W. Michael Gear. In a magnificent war-torn world cut by soaring red canyons, an evil ruler launches a search for a mystical artifact that he hopes will bring him ultimate power_an ancient witch's pot that reputedly contains the trapped soul of the most powerful witch ever to have lived. The aged healer Tocho has to stop him, but to do it he must ally himself with a witch hunter whose only goal is achieving one last great kill. Caught in the middle is Tocho's adopted granddaughter, Tsilu. Her journey will be the most difficult of all as she is about to discover terrifying truths about her dead parents.

“Leave Only Footprints” by Conor Knighton weaves unique stories that show America the Beautiful as America the Captivating, the Hilarious, and the Inspiring. When the author set off to explore America's National Parks, he worried the whole thing could end up being his worst idea. A broken engagement and a broken heart had left him longing for a change of scenery, but the plan he'd cooked up in response had gone a bit overboard in that department. Over the course of a single year, he would visit every national park in the country, from Acadia to Zion.

“Rodham: A Novel” by Curtis Sittenfeld. In 1971, Hillary Rodham is a young woman full of promise. And then she meets Bill Clinton. In the real world, Hillary followed Bill back to Arkansas, he proposed several times, she eventually accepted and became Hillary Clinton. However, in this powerfully imagined tale of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail that involves crossing paths again with Bill Clinton, which raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life.

“I Am C-3P0” by Anthony Daniels. When Star Wars burst on to the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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