On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets done and where our most important life decisions are made.

“I’ll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark presents a chilling tale of identity theft as Alexandra Moreland discovers that somebody is using her credit cards, manipulating her accounts to bankrupt her, and is impersonating her in a scheme that may involve kidnapping and murder.

“Vogue Knitting Mittens and Gloves” brings together more than 40 of the best patterns with designs for every skill level and occasion, including several matching hats and scarves that add a dash of style and color to any outfit.

“Delivered From Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived” by Ron Franscell explores the wounded hearts and minds of people who each lived through a horrific reign of terror and who then faced the complex, painful process of surviving the rest of their haunted lives.

“The Secret Soldier” by Alex Berenson sends John Wells underground in Saudi Arabia when King Abdullah turns to him to investigate a conspiracy in which powerful factions are plotting to overthrow the monarchy, his own secret police cannot be trusted, and a series of terrorist attacks has put the kingdom in jeopardy.

“Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America” by William Freudenburg analyzes the chain of failures, missteps, and corporate decisions that explains why this oil spill was a disaster waiting to happen and how making better energy choices will help prevent others like it.

“The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Novel” by Jefferson Bass uncovers the dark side of the sunshine state as Dr. Bill Brockton is called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys’ reform school in Florida, while the local sheriff is less than delighted to find forensic experts digging up dirt in his county.

Portales Public Library

“Happily Ever Emma” by Sally Warner

Friday nights are the nights designated for Emma and her mother, to go out to dinner together. That is until her mom has a date, and while Annie Pat thinks it’s romantic, Emma knows better. Emma knows that her mom should quit dating in order for everything to go back to normal, so they can live happily ever after. In order to keep her mom from dating, Emma tells her mom a little lie, which turns into a very big problem. . .

“Olympians Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess” by George O’Connor

This graphic novel gives the reader five great battles that Athena, the warrior goddess has to go through. Her guides are the three Fates, eerie figures who weave the tale of life. Enjoy a fearsome battle, cruel treachery, and fierce loyalty as you enjoy all of Athena’s adventures.