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On the shelves - March 14


Last updated 3/13/2021 at 4:34pm

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library is open to the public, but patrons can still visit the online catalog at or call 575-769-7840 to request a specific item for curbside pickup.

“Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman. Maria was just a newborn when her mother abandoned her in the forest near Hannah Owens' hut. Taken with the baby, Hanna brought Maria up as her daughter, teaching her about the “Nameless Arts” and an important lesson: always love someone who will love you back. Later abandoned by the man who declared his love for her, Maria follows him to Salem, Massachusetts, where she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's there that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life - love is the only thing that matters.

“500 Miles from You” by Jenny Colgan. Lissa is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood, whose supervisor quietly arranges for her to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little Scottish town of Kirrinfief. She will be swapping places with Cormack, an Army veteran who is town's easygoing all-purpose medical man. In London, the gentle Cormack is a fish out of water; in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissa finds it hard to adjust to the quiet. These two strangers, now in constant contact about each other's patients and endlessly emailing about anything and everything, discover a new depth of feeling for their profession and for each other. But what will happen when they finally meet?

“Open House” by Katie Sise. A decade ago in upstate New York, art student Emma McCullough walked into the woods and was never seen again. It's a mystery that still haunts her sister, Haley, whose need for closure has become an obsession. But now, finally, the first piece of evidence in the vanishing has been found: Emma's bracelet, lodged in a frozen piece of earth at the bottom of a gorge. The chilling trinket is more than a clue in a resurrected cold case. It's a trigger. Then a woman is attacked during an open house, and the connections between the two crimes, ten winters apart, begin to surface. So do the secrets that run as deep and dark as the currents in this quiet river town.

“Ancient Bones” by Madelaine Bohme. Africa has long been considered the cradle of life. But somewhere west of Munich, Germany, paleoclimatologist and paleontologist Madelaine Böhme and her team make a discovery that is beyond anything they ever imagined: the twelve-million-year-old bones of an ancient ape — Danuvius guggenmos — which makes headlines around the world and defies prevailing theories of human history and where human life began.

“Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness” by Roy Richard Grinker. Anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma_from the eighteenth century, through America's major wars, and into today's high-tech economy. Grinker argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change.

“Lace Knitting” by Denise Samson. The classic elegance of lace knitting is undeniably eye-catching_and daunting, at first glance! But now, Denise Samson, popular Scandinavian designer and author of Ponchos to Knit and The Cable Knitter's Guide, is back with an all-new helpful handbook perfect for crafters who want to take their knitting to the next level.

— Summaries provided by library staff


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