The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight” by Chris Dubbs takes a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, and the turf battles surrounding the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space.
“The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes” by Marcus Sakey begins as a man wakes cold and half-drowned on an abandoned beach with no idea of how he got there or who he is, or why the police kick in the door of his dingy motel room with guns drawn after he starts to search for answers.
“American Woodies 1928-1953” by Norm Mort contains over 100 images, photographs, detailed captions, supportive text, and period literature to celebrate the wood-paneled station wagons that began with the Ford Model A in 1928 and ended with the last Buick Woodie built in 1953.
“One Summer” by David Baldacci centers on Jack Armstrong, a man who recovers from what was diagnosed as a terminal illness, only to lose his wife in a car accident and afterward struggle to reunite his scattered children as they learn to become a family once more.
“What’s Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World” by McKay Jenkins examines the effects of toxic chemicals in our daily environment, our alarming levels of exposure, our government’s utter failure to regulate them effectively, and how we can regain some control over our lives.
“Camouflage” by Bill Pronzini reintroduces the Nameless detective who is hired by David Virden to serve papers on his ex-wife, but later threatens to sue, claiming that the woman Nameless found was not his wife — a threat that dies when Virden himself disappears.
“Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind” by Brian Fagan spans five millennia to show how every human society has been shaped by its relationship to the most basic necessity of life, from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day when aquifers run dry and the world faces a crisis we can no longer ignore.
Portales Public Library
“When a Love One Falls Ill: How to Be an Effective Patient Advocate” by Gerri and Brian Monaghan
For anyone facing a serious medical challenge, this is a much-needed book not only for them, but for that person's partner or loved one. It is a book that combines a compelling practical plan for how to be an advocate and make a potentially life-or-death difference in a patient's life with an inspiring story of hope, courage, and survival. At age 59, Brian Monaghan was at the top of his game when he received the news that he had Stage IV cancer with a prognosis of three to six months to live. Brian and his wife, Gerri made a pact that very night to love, laugh, and fight it, and win. This book tells the story of how they did it. When a Loved One Falls Ill contains 50 tips from Gerri including: “Get copies of records” to “Always think in terms of we”, plus a guide for keeping track of the patient's medical history, hospitalizations, medications, doctor's appointments, and important phone numbers. Even some of Brian's favorite jokes have been included for those moments when laughter is truly the best medicine.
“The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley
Does it break your heart to leave your crying child at school, daycare, or with a babysitter? Do you wonder and worry how you can help your child feel more secure when you have to part? Even though it's natural and nearly all children experience some separation anxiety, finding a solution can be frustrating. Author of the bestselling No-Cry series, Elizabeth Pantley developed gentle, effective solutions for every separation situation. Her tried-and-true techniques will teach your child to: go to sleep peacefully and stay in bed; feel comfortable with caregivers, babysitters, and new people; say good-bye at the door with a smile and a wave; and conquer anxiety in any situation just to name a few. This step-by-step program will help your child feel safe and secure whenever you are apart and will allow you to say good-bye to the stress of saying good-bye and hello to a stronger, happier child.
“Fed Up with Lunch” by Sarah Wu
When she began to notice how bad the lunches being served to kids in the cafeteria really were it made one elementary teacher begin to wonder: Who was creating those menus, and why were they picking foods that flunked Nutrition 101? She also worried about the health and learning implications for her own children, as well as the kids who attended her Chicago school. It is then that she decided to go undercover and eat the same school lunches as the kids every day for a year, secretly photographing her tray's contents, scrutinizing the ingredients, and tasting each and every gross-looking morsel of mystery meat, and exposing it all on her popular blog, Fed Up with Lunch authored by the anonymous, “Mrs. Q”. This book chronicles the lunchroom adventures of one teacher as she attempts to make a difference in the lives of her students by training the spotlight on the school lunch tray. Like other pioneers on the school lunch reform trail, Mrs. Q is fed up with lunch because what kids are being fed in school is having a huge and negative impact on their health. Mrs. Q offers tips on how anyone who's concerned about our kids' lunches can begin to stage their own quiet revolution and change not only how our children eat, but also how they grow and learn.