On the shelves – May 6

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Clovis-Carver Public Library

"The Family Handyman Home Improvement 2012" combines a year's worth of hints, tips, and advice from America's favorite Do-it-Yourself magazine that will help you improve storage space, install tile and grout like a pro, run electrical power anywhere, repair appliances, patch masonry, maintain your car, and much more.

"You're Next" by Gregg Hurwitz centers on Mike Wingate, abandoned by his father at four and raised in foster care, who is finally living the life he always dreamed of when something from his own past comes back to visit terror upon him and his family, forcing him to turn to a boyhood friend for help.

"The Six Husbands Every Wife Should Have: How Couples that Change Together Stay Together" by Steven Craig divides the typical marriage into six transitional periods, outlining the common misconceptions and opportunities for growth at each stage, and showing that a successful marriage actually depends on the husband and wife becoming the right people at the right time.

"Deadline" by Fern Michaels continues the story of four close-knit friends as Toots, Sophie, Ida, and Mavis find themselves navigating Hollywood's seedier side after a young starlet goes missing, last seen with a lawyer who was the would-be beau of Toot's daughter, Abby.

"Eisenhower in War and Peace" by Jean Smith gives us a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history, the hero from World War II whose superlative generalship forged the Allied path to victory and catapulted him to the White House as the nation's 34th president.

"Merciless" by Diana Palmer revolves around FBI agent Jon Blackhawk — a man who carefully avoided love — and his capable, reliable, and no-nonsense assistant Joceline Perry who comes to his rescue time and time again, until Jon realizes that all he ever needed was right there all along.

"Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family's Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice" by Alisa Statman draws on a wealth of material never before available to the public that corrects years of media misinformation and provides a powerful and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life.

Portales Public Library

"11th Hour" by James Patterson

Lindsay Boxer is finally pregnant, but work doesn't slow down one bit for this detective. Lindsay discovers that the murder weapon used to mercilessly gun down millionaire Chaz Smith is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals and that it was taken from her own department's evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer, including one of her closest friends. Lindsay's personal life is laid bare after a reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases, but this time, she has no one to turn to — especially not Joe, her husband.

"The Road to Grace" by Richard Paul Evans

Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey after the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business. He is walking from Seattle to Key West, the farthest destination on his map, with only his backpack. Almost halfway through his trek, Alan sets out to walk the nearly 1,000 miles between South Dakota and St. Louis, but it's the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning. The Road to Grace is an inspiring novel about hope, healing, grace and the meaning of life.

"Stolen Prey" by John Sandford.

This is one of the worst murder scenes Lucas Davenport has ever seen. An entire family has been killed — husband, wife, two kids, and dogs in the Minnesota town of Wayzata. On the wall, "Were coming" without the apostrophe written in blood. Nothing seems to fit until it does and that's when everybody starts coming to town: the DEA, the Mexican Federales, and some independent operators who are decidedly less welcome. Following the leads will take Lucas into the darkest nightmare of his life.

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