On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to their Lives, Loves, and Legacy” by Carol Smith was given by Pauline Hudson in memory of Annabel Luikart Campbell. This readable reference features every named woman of scripture and most of the unnamed females; describes their roles, jobs, and daily experiences; and brings clarity to some of the strange, confusing, and forgotten stories of scripture.

“In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives” by Steven Levy introduces us to the revolutionary mindset of the two brilliant innovators behind the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives.

“The Paris Wife: A Novel” by Paula McLain captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemmingway and his wife Hadley, and the ultimate crisis of their marriage that unraveled everything that had bound them together.

“The Disappearing Spoon” by Sam Kean fuses the science of chemistry with the classic true stories of invention, discovery, and alchemy surrounding elements from the periodic table and how these have influenced the history of the world.

“Breach of Trust” by David Ellis centers on Jason Kolarich who has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter by throwing himself into the battle to bring a killer to justice and uncovers a web of political corruption that reaches to the highest levels of power.

“Night Season” by Chelsea Cain begins as heavy rains flood the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, several people have drowned in the rising torrent, the medical examiner discovers that three bodies were dead before going into the water, and detective Archie Sheridan has a new serial killer on his hands.

“Two Kisses for Maddy: a Memoir of Loss and Love” by Matthew Logelin is the bittersweet true story of a man whose wife died a day after childbirth, his decision to keep moving forward as a single father, and the solace his newborn daughter unknowingly provided.