The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future” by Steve Hallett shares an illuminating analysis of our dependence on oil, its consequences for today, and its inevitable decline in the future when nature may impose limits beyond any devised by man.
"When God Was a Rabbit" by Sarah Winman spans four decades, beginning in 1968, to paint a magical portrait of a fabulous but flawed family, the ordinary and extraordinary events that shape their everyday lives, and the unbreakable bond of love between a brother and sister with the secrets forged in childhood.
“Saved by Beauty: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran” by Roger Housden weaves a richly textured story of a culture that has endured for more than three thousand years, its universal mixture of good and evil, truth and beauty, and the personal quest of a man in his sixties who journeys to Iran in search of the land of his youthful imagination.
“The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet” by David Mitchell opens a window into eighteenth-century Japan as Jacob De Zoet enters the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company where he has been given five years to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland.
“Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother” by Xinran reports the searing stories of Chinese mothers who have been driven to abandon their daughters or to give them up for adoption as the consequence of the single-child policy, destructive traditions, or hideous economic necessity, and the message they would like to send to the daughters whom they will never see or touch again.
“To Be Sung Underwater” by Tom McNeal introduces Judith Whitman, a woman who chose a career over love, and Willy Blunt, the quiet carpenter she left behind in a love story about a woman trying — almost too late — to remember, and the man who could never forget.
“The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary: A True Story of Resilience and Recovery” by Andrew Westoll recounts the story of the author’s work as a volunteer caregiver to a family of thirteen chimpanzees who were rescued from a research lab and transferred to a refuge in the French Canadian countryside where they could recover and begin to trust humans again.
Portales Public Library
“Mastiff: Beka Cooper Book Three” by Tamora Pierce
Beka Cooper is now a respected member of the provost's Guard three years after she almost died in the sewers of Port Caynn, but her life takes an unexpected turn when her fiancé is killed in a slave raid. Soon after, Lord Gershom appears at her door and now Beka and her partners are working on an extremely secretive case that threatens the future of the Tortallan royal family, and therefore the entire Tortallan government. While digging deeper into the motivations of the criminals she now hunts, she learns of deep-seated political betrayal, dissatisfaction, and corruption. Those she hunts are people with power, money and influence and in being able to hire the most skilled of mages, they are nearly impossible to identify. This case will take Beka to places she's never been and will challenge her tracking skills beyond the city walls, as well as her ability to judge exactly whom she can trust with her life and her country's future.
“Seal Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden” by Chuck Pfarrer.
On May 2, 2011, a Navy SEAL team put an end to Osama bin Laden's three-decade-long career of terror. Told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six, SEAL Target Geronimo is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the mastermind. Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exlusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission-both inside and outside the building after his talks will members of the SEAL team involved in the raid. Readers will be taken inside the operation as the SEALs flew over the wall of the compound, then penetrated deeper and deeper into the terrorist's lair, as well as out to the courtyard to witness the near-disaster of the malfunctioning helicopter and will even bring you to the exact spot where the Al Qaeda leader was cowering when he was killed. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of valor, military precision, and deadly accuracy carried out by the most elite fighting force in the world - the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.
“Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes” by Jonathan Auxier.
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the incredible tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been forced into a life of crime. Peter steals a mysterious box that contains three magical pairs of eyes one fateful afternoon. With the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel beyond the known world and rescue a lost kingdom from its treacherous ruler. With the help of some unlikely friends and the Fantastic Eyes, Peter embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to save a people in need - and to discover his true destiny.