On the Shelves — Sept. 22

The following books are available at:


Clovis-Carver Public Library

Kearny’s March: The Epic Creation of the American West 1846-1847 by Winston Groom documents the mission by General Stephen Watts Kearny that expanded the United States territory to the Pacific, recounting the formidable dangers faced by his cavalrymen and the roles played by others such as Kit Carson, Brigham Young, and the infamous Donner Party.

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War by Lee Standiford explores the role of a group of young radicals calling themselves the Sons of Liberty who joined in common cause to impose forcible change in the face of intolerable injustice, igniting a rebellion that would defeat an empire and give birth to a new nation known as the United States.

Both books were given by Dr. James B. Moss in memory of Eddie Thomas.

Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou explores the healing and love that evolved between the author and her mother, their reconciliation after 10 years of abandonment, and the courage that fostered Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie begins with a parent’s worst nightmare as a stranger turns up on Geniver Loxley’s doorstep telling her that her stillborn baby girl had not actually died at all but was taken away as a healthy infant who is still waiting to be found, and that Geniver’s husband Art is part of the conspiracy.

Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption by Jane Aronson presents first-person testimonies from families whose lives have been blessed by adoption and the unconditional love that changed the destinies of thousands of children from around the world.

The Eye of Moloch by Glenn Beck paints a chilling portrait of government surveillance/police state out of control in a nation where information is power and, unless Molly Ross and her Founders Keepers can infiltrate one of the most secure locations on earth, it can become a weapon that will destroy the U.S. Constitution.

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Deepak Chopra tells the true story of two brothers who immigrated from India to the United States, their personal struggles to make a new life in a strange land, and their triumphs as a spiritual leader and a doctor in a country that fostered their achievements and rewarded their hard work.


Portales Public Library

Deadline by Sandra Brown: Already coping with battle fatigue following his return from Afghanistan, journalist Dawson Scott receives a tip he cannot ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for forty years.

Uncanny X-Men: Revolution by Brian Michael Bendis: Cyclops and his team of outlaw X-men face harsh challenges including a world that believes that they are terrorists, being hunted by Sentinels, and the presence of a mole on their team.

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond: Using sticks, leaves, and clay, Little Ben makes a mouse, Sue, a bird, and Harry, a snake, but when they create a terrifying wolf that turns on them, Little Ben must summon the courage to save them.

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