On the shelves — Jan. 5

The following books are now available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge edited by Brent Manley was given by Elizabeth Fry in memory of Velma LaVone Haga.

This indispensable guide includes entries on history, organizations, tournaments, rules, terminology, bidding systems, and conventions, along with an index, two CDs, and hundreds of photos to inform, teach, and amuse you.

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter introduces Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Nicholas Drummond who learns that the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Queen Mother’s crown has been stolen from an exhibit in New York and the caretaker has been murdered, sending him around the globe in search of a cunning international thief known as the Fox.

The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville by Clare Mulley reveals the story of Britain’s first female special agent of World War II whose courage, quick wit, and determination won her release from arrest more than once, and who became one of the most decorated contributors to the Allied war effort.

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader sends Jack McClure on the run after he is framed for the murder of Secretary of Homeland Security Dennis Paull, but his mission to complete Paull’s task of uncovering a mole brings him face to face with the woman he once loved and lost.

Stitch Savvy: 25 Skill-Building Projects to Take Your Sewing Technique to the Next Level by Deborah Moebes offers projects that start simple and build up your skills in five categories: home décor, patchwork and quilting, bags, children’s items, and clothing, along with versatile tips, techniques, and an interactive CD with patterns for each project.

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford brings to life in vivid detail Seattle’s Chinatown during the Depression, chronicling the high price those desperate times exacted from an abandoned boy and the Chinese-American singer he believes to be his missing mother.

J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: the FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War by John Sbardellati highlights the sweeping and sustained investigation of the motion picture industry conducted by the FBI between 1942 and 1958 to prevent dissemination of “un-American” ideas as an engine for social change.

Portales Public Library

Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food-Bringing Our Home to Your Table by Kay Robertson: Writing a cookbook for people who love good food has been a lifelong dream for Kay Robertson. In this book you’ll find everything from Jase’s Favorite Sweet Potato Pie to Phil’s own special recipes, like his scrumptious Crawfish Fettuccine. Along with pictures of the Robertson family before Duck Dynasty, Kay tells the story of her family through food and great memories shared around the dinner table.

1 year, 100 pounds: My journey to a Better, Happier Life by Whitney Holcombe: This is a motivational book for young girls who are ready for a fresh start. Whitney Holcombe talks about making a healthy lifestyle change with practical advice and informative tips all through her own personal experience.

Theo’s Mood by Maryann Cocca-Leffler: It’s Mood Monday and Theo has to share with his class what kind of mood he’s in. He can’t explain his mood to the class, so they help him out. Could it be possible that Theo has different moods for just one day?


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