On the shelves — July 14

The following books are now available:


Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do and How to Get Them to Do What You Want” by Mieshelle Nagelschneider comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners with practical and effective strategies for solving feline behavior problems including scratching, spraying, litter box issues, biting, and beyond.

“Midnight at Marble Arch” by Anne Perry takes Charlotte and Thomas Pitt beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation to investigate the apparent suicide of the wife of a wealthy merchant banker.

“Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures” by Virginia Morell conducts readers to field sites and laboratories around the world where trail-blazing animal-cognition researchers journey into the minds of their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects, challenging us to rethink our ethical obligations to the creatures who share our world.

“Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline explores the boundaries of family, justice, and love in the story of Dr. Mike Scanlon who returns from Afghanistan to search for his wife’s killer and realizes that the most important battle of his life faces him on the home front.

“Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers” by Lee Sandlin presents a riveting history of our relationship to the funnel clouds of the Midwest, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries laid the foundation for the science of modern meteorology.

“Daddy’s Gone A Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, after a fire in their family-owned business reveals a startling and grisly discovery.

“The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” by Jeanne Theoharis shows that the standard portrayal of the civil rights icon as a quiet and demure accidental actor is far from true, and that her contributions to the civil rights movement went far beyond the act of a single day.


Portales Public Library

“The Last Word : a Spellman Novel” by Lisa Lutz Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family for control over Spellman Investigations after staging a retaliatory takeover, Izzy is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer’s patient.

“Awaken” by Meg Cabot: Accepting the love of John Hayden, Pierce Oliviera knew she’d be forced to live in the underworld. But now her happiness and safety are threatened because the furies know John has broken one of their strictest rules. The only way to fix his mistake is for someone to die… how will they choose?

“The Center of Everything” by Linda Urban: Ruby Pepperdine’s world is spinning out of control. Her best friend, Lucy, is mad at her. A new friendship with Nero is bumpy. Worst of all, not listening, ruined her relationship with Gigi. Now it’s too late to fix anything. Or is it? Ruby is hopeful that on Bunning Day, everyone in town will hear her winning essay. And that will only happen if her twelfth birthday wish doesn’t get messed up too.

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