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On the shelves - March 26


Last updated 3/25/2023 at 11:53am

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.

“Love Redesigned” by Jenny Proctor. Going home to my twin brother’s house in Charleston with my tail between my legs is the last thing I want to do. Living in New York City is anything but free. And facing down my ex, Alex? My ex who just happens to be stepson to my former boss? Even my love for Southern humidity and shrimp and grits can’t make that confrontation worth it. The thing is, I need Alex’s help to steal back a wedding dress, an original creation designed by yours truly, that my conniving boss stole out from under me. If I’m going to make it happen, Alex is my ticket. Stealing a wedding dress from a high-profile wedding? No problem. Accepting I’m still in love with my ex? Well, that’s another matter entirely.

“The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design―especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life he’d always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open―bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

“The Ballad of Perilous Graves” by Alex Jennings. Nola is a city full of wonders. A place of sky trolleys and dead cabs, where haints dance the night away and Wise Women help keep the order. To those from Away, Nola might seem strange. To Perilous Graves, it’s simply home. Perry knows Nola’s rhythm as intimately as his own heartbeat. So when the city’s Great Magician starts appearing in odd places and essential songs are forgotten, Perry knows trouble is afoot. Nine songs of power have escaped from the piano that maintains the city’s beat, and without them, Nola will fail. Unwilling to watch his home be destroyed, Perry will sacrifice everything to save it.

“The Outdoor Citizen” by John Judge. In “The Outdoor Citizen,” John Judge coins the term “Outdoor Citizen” as he delivers an urgent call to action and a remarkably persuasive argument for why we must all become citizens of the natural world, reconnecting with life’s most essential foundation, nature, and defending it, embracing it, and advocating for it. Judge, an international leader in conservation stewardship, covers such topics as how to turn our cities into Outdoor Cities, how to globally transition to green energy sources, what environmental policies must be implemented and how to enact them, and how to fund a sustainable economy.

“Whisky: The Manual: 102 Whiskies, 5 Ways” by Dave Broom. This highly accessible and enjoyable guide is full of practical and fascinating information about how to enjoy whisky. All whisky styles are covered, including (just whisper it) blends. Along the way a good few myths are exploded, including the idea that whisky has to be taken neat. In this spirited, and no-nonsense guide, world-renowned expert Dave Broom dispels the mysteries of whisky and unlocks a whole host of exciting possibilities for this magical drink.

“The Year That Changed Our World” by Agence France Presse & Marelle Eudes. “The Year That Changed Our World” is a definitive, visual history of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 450 photographs, this ambitious publication traces the arc of the pandemic from early 2020 through to the vaccine breakthroughs of Spring 2021. Here, the talented photographers of Agence France Presse document the deep, human stories of the pandemic.

— Summaries provided library staff


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