On the Shelves — Aug. 18

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

 

Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss takes us inside the labs where the processed food industry increases the salt-, sugar- and fat-laden foods linked to America’s emerging epidemic of obesity, diabetes and health care costs.

 

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens walks the fault line between a person’s past and present as psychologist Dr. Nadine Lavoie treats a suicidal woman whose story closely parallels her own life in a family that is ensnared by a religious cult led by a madman.

 

Carrie and Me by Carol Burnett is the author’s tribute to her daughter, who died at the age of 38, after an aggressive battle with cancer, sharing a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life.

 

The 12th of Never by James Patterson calls detective Lindsay Boxer back to the job only one week after the birth of her daughter to investigate the murder of the girlfriend of a football superstar; but the seemingly open-and-shut case is complicated when the body disappears from the morgue.

 

Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy’s Daughter by Sara Taber portrays the thrilling and confusing life of a girl who grew up in a world of secrecy and diplomacy in cities across North America, Europe and Asia and the heavy toll it took on her and her father as he became increasingly disillusioned with his work, his agency, and his country.

 

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland: A Spencer Novel by Ace Atkins sends Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill on a search for the thugs who attempted to force Spenser’s friend Henry Cimoli to sell his beach condo to a developer who plans to build a casino; but it soon becomes clear that Boston’s political machine is determined to put an end to Spenser’s investigation.

 

You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On by Cheryl Najafi shares a fresh approach to entertaining with 10 beautifully photographed parties for various occasions that are loaded with personal style, creative ideas, and wonderful menus that will get you thinking outside the box.

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