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On the shelves - Nov. 8


Last updated 11/7/2020 at 6:11pm

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

“Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland. Every summer, Esther and Joseph Adler rent their house out and move into the small apartment above their bakery. Despite the cramped quarters, this is the apartment where they raised their two daughters, Fannie and Florence, and it always feels like home. After they take in a mysterious young woman the apartment is bursting at the seams, and Esther finds some matters are beyond her control. When tragedy strikes, Esther makes the shocking decision to hide the truth and pulls the family into an elaborate web of secret-keeping and lies, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface that reveal how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal.

“Strange Weather” by Joe Hill offers four chilling, ingeniously wrought gems of terror. “Snapshot” sets an adolescent against a tattooed thug who possesses a camera that erases memories snap by snap. In “Aloft,” a young man’s first parachute jump leaves him stranded on an impossibly solid cloud. “Rain” portrays an escalating apocalypse of bright crystal splinters that pour from the heavens, shredding anyone not under cover. And last, “Loaded” tells of a security guard who stops a mass shooting, loses his sanity under the attention that follows, then takes his gun to embark on one last day of reckoning.

“The Talented Mr. Varg” by Alexander McCall Smith. The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases is always prepared to dive into an investigation, no matter how complex. When the girlfriend of Trig Oloffson, the infamous bad boy of Swedish letters, insists he is being blackmailed, lead detective Ulf Varg steps in to help. It’s rather difficult to determine what skeletons hide in the hard-living lothario’s closet, but when the notoriously tolerant Swedes find Trig is more likely to use a pen than a sword . . . well, even they have their limits.

“The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History” by Kevin M. Sullivan. In this revised, updated, and expanded edition, the author explores the life of Theodore Bundy, one of the more famous American serial killers on record. Bundy’s story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy’s life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information about several murders is unveiled.

“Creating Wooden Jewelry” by Sarah King delivers a comprehensive guide to creating wooden jewelry teaches basic up to advanced woodworking skills through a series of 10 techniques and 14 beautiful, accessible projects. Discover how wood, less pricy than metal, welcomes creative experimentation to produce unique, stunning pieces.

“Wanderlust USA” edited by Cam Honan and Gestalten serves up a blueprint for adventurous souls in search of new summits. Both experienced outdoor enthusiasts and those lacing-up their boots for their first time will find inspiration for long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, or extended weekend escapades. From the unmissable California ancient redwoods to misty waterfalls of Yosemite Park, Utah’s dramatic canyons, or the Atlantic cliffs of Maine, paths of every size await the intrepid wayfarer preparing to hike our diverse American landscape.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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