On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections” by Lucy Danziger pinpoints common self-destructive patterns of behavior that rob us of joy and contentment, and walks you through the lifelong process that will help you find pleasure, passion, and purpose in life.

“The Fifth Witness: A Lincoln Lawyer Novel” by Michael Connelly brings defense attorney Mickey Haller back to what he does best as a client is accused of killing the banker who tried to take away her home, while a mountain of evidence is stacked against her and a take-no-prisoners prosecutor is determined to get a conviction.

“Bossypants” by Tina Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy in the memoirs of the television comedian from her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live, along with hilarious and insightful observations on how to balance her roles as career woman, wife, and mother.

“A Lesson in Secrets: A Masie Dobbs Novel” by Jacqueline Winspear finds Masie working undercover on her first assignment for the British Secret Service as she poses as a professor at Cambridge in order to investigate a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi Party in 1932.

“The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream” by Suze Orman gives you the knowledge you need to fortify yourself in the face of economic challenges, make financial choices that are realistic for you and your family, and pave the way to the secure and hopeful future of your dreams.

“Dead by Midnight” by Carolyn Hart opens a new puzzle for Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, when a recent death appears to be suicide, but Annie suspects murder and sets the perfect trap for a merciless killer.

“Yankee Classics: World Series Magic From the Bronx Bombers 1921 to Today” by Les Krantz features supreme photography, nostalgic memorabilia, and a DVD documentary in a tribute worthy of the winningest, most beloved team in baseball history.

Portales Public Library

“The Book of Tomorrow” by Cecelia Ahern. Tamara Goodwin has never had to look to the future being born in the lap of luxury and comfortable in the here and now. That all changes when her father dies abruptly leaving her and her mother with a mountain of debt and forces them to move in with Tamara’s peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village. With a traveling library as her only diversion, Tamara is intrigued with a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock, but no author or title. What she finds inside takes her breath away. Dated for the following day, Tamara sees entries written in her own handwriting. Tamara realizes she may have found a solution to her problem when the next day unfolds exactly as recorded. Tamara soon learns that some pages are better left unturned and that, try as she may, she mustn’t interfere with fate.

“Afraid of the Dark” by James Grippando. Years before, Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend’s daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. Now Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Jack finds himself inexplicably drawn to Jamal’s past-even believing his alibi, but if Jamal is innocent, then the man who murdered McKenna is still out there free. Soon ghosts from the past reappear very much alive and bodies begin to pile up, confirmed by ominous threats from a faceless man known only as “the Dark”. Vince and Jack must confront a mortal danger and journey across international waters to piece together the past.

“Hellhole” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Hellhole is an epic story on a galactic scale packed with nonstop adventure, fascinating characters, and wondrous concepts. The human interstellar government consists of twenty allied “old guard” worlds. The society is wealthy, but as the population of the core worlds has grown, pressures increase for change and new territory. After the failure of a devastating revolution, their leader realizes she must open the wild frontier of unexplored planets.