On the shelves —

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“Eureka! The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World” by Marlene Wagman-Geller was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Duffy Sasser.

Whether motivating, tragic, inspired, or simply eccentric, the rarely known stories behind 40 great inventions provides a unique glimpse into the minds of history’s most intriguing creators and innovators.

“Live to Tell: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel” by Lisa Gardner connects the lives of three women; a nurse who survived a family tragedy, a devoted mother who will protect her child at all costs, and a police detective who investigates a possible murder-suicide that links them all.

“Snowbound” by Richard Wheeler tells the amazing tale of John Fremont, an American explorer and one-time presidential candidate, who found himself trapped in the snowbound Colorado mountains and chose to battle his way over the backbone of the continent.

“Nashville Noir” by Jessica Fletcher finds the bestselling mystery author on a trip to Music City, USA to clear a talented young singer from Cabot Cove of a murder charge after a music publisher’s stolen songs end on a fatal note.

“How to Never Look Fat Again: Over 1,000 Ways to Dress Thinner Without Dieting” by Charla Krupp shows how to determine whether a piece of clothing is going to pack on the pounds that will make you look heavier than you are, and how to select fabrics, colors, and styles that make the pounds drop away.

“Pearl of China: A Novel” by Anchee Min celebrates an incredible friendship and brings new color to the life of Pearl S. Buck, a woman whose unwavering love for the country of her youth eventually led her to be hailed as a national heroine in China.

Portales Public Library

“Harmonic Feedback” by Tara Kelly

Drea is a 16-year-old girl obsessed with music and doesn’t have any friends. As she’s so often reminded by her mother and every other psychiatrist she’s ever visited with, she has “issues.” The doctors have decided she may have “a touch of Asperger’s.”

Drea moves around a lot, but on her last move, she meets Naomi and Justin, who seem to really like her. The three of them form a trip-hop band after an impromptu jam session. After thinking that Drea is unable to connect with another human being, Justin feels he may even like Drea.

Through Drea’s eyes, readers see a cast of drama-teens self-absorbed in their edgy lifestyles. This title leads to a sobering, tragic ending that underscores the message that all teens, regardless of how they’re wired, struggle to find connection, meaning, love and purpose.

“The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

Jason doesn’t remember anything; he can’t remember his girlfriend, Piper, or best friend, Leo. Jason doesn’t seem to know anything. What he does know, however, is that everything seems so wrong to him.

Piper doesn’t know why Jason doesn’t remember her, or why strange creatures whisked Jason, Leo and her to a place called Camp Half-Blood.

Leo is completely happy when he realizes this camp has power tools and machine parts; the only weird part about this whole thing is that everyone is letting them know they are all related to gods.

Rick Riordan is at it again, with a spin-off from his best-selling “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, with all the action and suspense plus new adventures!

“The Eternal Ones — What if Love Refused to Die?” by Kirsten Miller

Haven Moore experiences visions of past lives as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in a fiery tragedy. One day while watching TV, the sight of a boy named Iain Morrow brings Haven to her knees; could Iain be her beloved Ethan? Or could he be the dangerous man from her past life?

Haven seeks the help of the Ouroboros Society to help her unravel the mysteries of the reincarnations and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives … and loves. What is the Ouroboros Society? Can she trust them?