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Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle examines our special connection with animals of every kind, as well as the conflicting interests that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty.

“Miles to Go” by Richard Evans takes up where “The Walk” left off, in the story of Alan Christoffersen who sets off on an extraordinary cross-country journey from Washington State to Key West, Florida, in an unrelenting search for hope following a personal tragedy.

“A Bitter-Sweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves” by Jane Gross offers indispensable and often surprising advice for the rapidly increasing number of adult children who are responsible for effectively managing the lives of their parents while keeping their own sanity and strength intact.

“Gone” by Mo Hayder involves detective Jack Caffery and police diver Flea Marley in a carjacking investigation that dredges up memories of an unsolved cold case when they realize that the thief wasn’t after the car itself, but an eleven-year-old girl in the backseat.

“The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush” by Howard Blum presents a compelling true-life mystery and an unforgettable portrait of a time in America’s history when thousands rushed north to Alaska, driven by visions of vast wealth worth any price.

“Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space” by Richard Branson looks at the history of flight through the stories of people who have mastered the air, celebrating the exploits of the airborne daredevils who made it possible for any of us to reach for the skies ourselves.

“Guilt by Association” by Marcia Clark focuses on District Attorney Rachel Knight whose dear friend and fellow prosecutor Jake is found dead at a gristly crime scene, and Rachel takes on her fallen colleague’s most politically charged case at the risk of her reputation and her life.