On the Shelves — Aug. 25

The following books are available:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Gone West by Carola Dunn combines an entertaining story with fascinating historical background of 1920′s England as Daisy Darlymple is asked by an old schoolmate to find out whether her employer, a writer of Western novels, is slowly being poisoned.

Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends On It by Scott Sicherer addresses the full spectrum of food allergies from mild to life-threatening, explains how exposure can bring about an allergic response, and offers workable solutions to getting adequate nutrition when you must avoid dietary staples.

Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts races through a maritime terrorist attack as Somali pirates capture a cruise ship and demand a ransom of $200 million; but negotiator Jake Grafton and a team of Navy SEALs mount an undercover operation to prevent Al Qaeda from using the hijacking to draw the United States into war.

A Talk in the Park: Nine Decades of Baseball Tales from the Broadcast Booth by Curt Smith shares great stories from 116 radio and TV broadcasts involving every major-league team as the announcers discuss players, ball parks, managers, umpires, teams, and humor over the past two decades.

Tell Me by Lisa Jackson centers on author Nikki Gillette who is looking for fodder for her latest true-crime novel when she realizes that the perfect subject is about to be released from prison and that horrific events that happened years ago in a cabin in the woods are connected with her own family.

Freaking Out: A Decade of Living With Terrorism by Joshua Woods offers a broad and compelling explanation of how the attacks on 9/11 have changed American society, including the shifts in immigration policy and the use and abuse of homeland security funding by state and local governments.

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