On the shelves — Nov. 13

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-first Century” by Alex Prud’homme explores the threats to our water supply, the state of the infrastructure that bring water into our homes or keeps it out, the search for new sources of supply through scientific innovation, and issues of security in case of natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

“Against All Enemies” by Tom Clancy introduces a new hero in ex-Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore who is sent to take charge of a high-ranking Taliban captive and learns that the Taliban have come to terms with a vicious Mexican drug cartel, giving them a long-awaited opportunity to bring the fire of Jihad to the hearts of the American infidels.

“A Love that Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make It Work” by Michelle Duggar tells the true story of a family with nineteen children, explains the principles that equip them to face life’s challenges, and outlines their focus on family, financial responsibility, fun, and faith.

“Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel” by Jeffry Deaver begins as James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization formed in the wake of 9/11 to protect the Realm by any means necessary.

“The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States” by Gordon Wood analyzes how the founding fathers’ dream of creating a virtuous republic resulted instead in the birth of a sprawling, licentious, and materialistic popular democracy.

“Among the Missing” by Morag Joss spins a brilliant tale of damage and reparation, as a woman who is assumed dead after her car is found in the collapse of a bridge begins life over in a Spartan cabin in the Scottish highlands where as “Annabel”, she is reborn free from her past.

“Stan Musial: An American Life” by George Vecsey paints a definitive portrait of one of baseball’s best-loved but most unappreciated legends, told through the remembrances of those who played beside him over his nearly seventy years in the national spotlight.