On the shelves — Jan. 1

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease” by Bharat Aggarwal explains how to harness the power of super-rich plant compounds that fight oxidation and inflammation.

“Classic in the Barn” by Amy Myers begins as car detective Jack Colby glimpses a 1938 Lagonda V12 lying uncared for in a country barn, but when the owner is found murdered a few days later, he is determined to bring the killer to justice.

“Wear This, Toss That! Hundreds of Fashion and Beauty Swaps that Save Your Looks, Save your Budget, and Save You Time” by Amy Goodman is filled with candid tips that will inspire you to invest in yourself, shake of the wardrobe blahs, and wake up your looks from head to toe.

“Gideon’s War” by Howard Gordon centers on Gideon Davis, whose behind-the-scenes negotiating skill has earned him the role of peacemaker in conflicts around the globe, and who now has just 48 hours to bring in a rogue agent from Southeast Asia before a twisted global conspiracy turns deadly.

“Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting” by Kelly Wilkinson encourages readers to celebrate the joy of handmade projects both for the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and for the practical uses of items that enrich the landscape of your life.

“2030” by Albert Brooks creates a futuristic story of what happens when a massive earthquake devastates Los Angeles, and the government — teetering on the edge of bankruptcy due to payouts to millions of baby boomers living far longer than anyone imagined — is unable to respond.

“Field Man: Life as a Desert Archaeologist” by Julian Hayden features the captivating memoir of a blue-collar scholar who bucked the conventional thinking on the antiquity of man in the New World and became a renowned authority on the archaeological, cultural, and natural history of the desert southwest.