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On the Shelves: Nov. 5

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.

“The Girl from the Papers” by Jennifer L. Wright. Beatrice Carraway has dreams. Although she's aged out of the childhood pageant circuit, she's intent on carrying her talents all the way to the big screen. But as the Great Depression drags the working class further and further under, Beatrice struggles just to keep herself, her mother, and her younger sister afloat. And then in walks Jack Turner. Though Beatrice is determined to pull herself up by her bootstraps, Jack has decided on a different path out of the gutters. It isn't long before Beatrice is swept into an exciting and glamorous life of crime beside the man she loves. While Jack begins seeking bigger payouts and publicity, Beatrice starts to long for a safe, quiet life and something deeper to fill the emptiness in her soul. But when the danger of Jack's schemes ratchets up, Beatrice fears her dreams will end up going down in a hail of bullets.

“Lost & Hound” by Rita Mae Brown. Early fall in Virginia means shorter days, cooler temperatures and of course, the start of fox hunting season. It’s “Sister” Jane Arnold’s favorite time of year. But the festive season is interrupted by the appearance of a dead body. No one recognizes the victim, but the intentional placement makes it clear that someone is sending a message. Then, one huntsman’s valuable stamp collection is stolen, and they discover the victim was also a stamp collector. Sister suspects a connection, which is confirmed when just one stamp is found taped to the garage door of her friend, Ronnie Haslip. Could Ronnie have been involved in either the murder or the theft, or has he been marked as the next victim?

“The Red Door” by Charles Todd. At the end of a terrible war, a woman painted the door to her house red to welcome her husband home from the Front, but he never returned. Two years later, in the English summer of 1920, she lies lifeless behind that door, savagely bludgeoned to death. In London, a man suffering from a mysterious illness goes missing, and his family members offer conflicting accounts of one another’s whereabouts at the time of his disappearance. Then, suddenly, he reappears, miraculously recovered. Now Inspector Ian Rutledge must solve two possibly connected mysteries. He must uncover the family secret that nearly drove one man mad and bring a ruthless killer to justice.

“Wildlife of the North” by Halle Flygare. In this beautiful book of pictures of birds and mammals of the high country and far north, two eminent biologists and two well-travelled nature photographers with many years experience observing wild animals depict and describe the wild survivors of the great ice age. This book shows Polar and Alaska Brown bears, big wild sheep, caribou and cougars; whales, orcas, narwhals and beluga whales; wolves, golden and bald eagles, and walrus. But the smaller Arctic mammals and birds are here too: Arctic fox, hares, otters and geese, loons and ptarmigan.

“Eat to Treat” by Maggie Berghoff. Functional medicine practitioner Maggie Berghoff presents a personalized, accessible approach to fighting inflammation. Using thorough questionnaires to identify your specific ailments, Eat to Treat prescribes a targeted plan that will help you live free of the major types of inflammation, including those triggered by hormones, digestive issues, stress, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

“Teatime Scones” by Lorna Reeves. With Teatime Scones you'll enjoy twelve afternoon-tea menus featuring creative table settings and tea pairings that will delight all year long. Over 90 recipes and beautiful photography will have everyone planning their next Teatime!

— Summaries provided by library staff

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