The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Harold Urschel focuses on the biological basis of addiction and explores the best treatments along with the latest scientific research, tools, and strategies designed to overcome them.
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop by Lee Goldberg stars Adrian Monk, a brilliant, obsessive-compulsive detective who always knows when something is out of place and who is called to help a former employer who has been arrested for murder, with overwhelming evidence against him.
Billy the Kid: The Best Writings on the Infamous Outlaw by Harold Dellinger includes rare pieces of the most captivating and historically important writings about the myths and realities of one of American history’s most notorious badmen.
The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock is set during the early days of World War II as Sophie Heller and her family sacrifice everything to escape Nazi Germany and find safety in America, only to become targets of suspicion and victims of vicious attack in their new homeland.
Cast Iron Cuisine From Breakfast to Dessert: Grandma’s Skillet Reborn by Matt Morehouse offers an excellent collection of time-tested recipes and flavor secrets for preparing nourishing meals using traditional or modern kitchen ware.
Ravens by George Green focuses on the Boatwright family who just won $318 million in the Georgia State Lottery and who become the target of two drifters who take the family hostage to force them to give up half their prize.
The Book of Mules: Selecting, Breeding, and Caring for Equine Hybrids by Donna Smith provides clear and invaluable information on the creatures known for their grace, strength, agility, and intelligence and whose longtime association with the American West has earned them a dedicated following.
Portales Public Library
Railroads in the African-American Experience: a Photographic Journey by Theodore Kornweibel Jr.
This captivating book takes readers on an illustrated tour of the black railroad experience from slavery to Amtrak. With almost 200 images — many never before published — the author examines the significant contributions of African-Americans to the building, maintenance, operation and profitability of the American railway system.
Desolation Road by Ian McDonald
Nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, “Desolation Road” is one of the books that has influenced other science-fiction authors, and Ian McDonald deserves to be going up against most of the world’s top fiction writers, period. He is funny, sad and wildly imaginative, and has been called the most interesting and accomplished science-fiction writer of this latter-day era.
This title is followed by “Ares Express.” A long, adventure-filled, extravagantly colorful, often funny, quite moving, highly imaginative, excellently written story.
The Mayo Clinic Plan: 10 Essential Steps to a Better Body & Healthier Life by the editors of The Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic Plan spells out in clear, understandable terms the fundamental steps to a healthier life. The 10-step approach begins with a personal health assessment that lets the reader identify areas to emphasize in their quest for a better body and improved health. The core of the book focuses on fitness, diet and weight, and how to improve your exercise and eating habits. Tools, such as exercise plans, menus and recipes, are provided. The book also addresses often-overlooked aspects of a healthy lifestyle, from tobacco use to medical tests to social connections, stress, rest and relaxation, and common-sense safety issues. With each step, a Mayo Clinic expert provides personal, no-gimmick advice on how to get the most out of The Plan.