On the shelves —

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Collapse of American Criminal Justice” by William Stuntz examines the roots of a system that has become harsh, ineffective, and discriminatory, resulting in a gigantic prison population while giving short shrift to fairness and equality.

“Requiem for a Gypsy” by Michael Genelin centers on Commander Jena Matinova who must push through her government’s secrecy to solve the murder of the wife of one of Slovakia’s most prominent businessmen and to find the connection between the killing, an international network of bank accounts, and a mysterious vagabond girl.

“A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos” by Dava Sobel recounts the story of the fifteenth-century astronomer whose hundreds of calculations and observations – all with his naked eye — defied both the scientific and religious wisdom of the day and placed the sun, not the earth, at the center of our solar system.

“City of Whispers” by Marcia Muller features private eye Sharon McCone whose half-brother disappears after e-mailing her from an Internet caf