On the shelves - June 3

The following books are available at the

Clovis-Carver Public Library

In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist users in locating these materials.

"Private Games" by James Patterson begins as a psychopathic killer targets a high-ranking member of the organizing committee of the Olympic Games and sends a letter to newspaper reporter Karen Pope promising to restore the Olympics to their ancient glory by destroying those who have ruined the games with lies, corruption, and greed.

"Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived" by Andrew Wilson draws on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with the families of survivors to reveal what became of many of the 705 men, women, and children who lived to tell the tale of a tragedy that would haunt them for the rest of their days.

"Robert Ludlum's The Janson Command" by Paul Garrison continues the story of Paul Janson who has a new goal: Save the world — one operative, one mission, one transformation at a time — by rehabilitating disenchanted agents and helping them to create new lives outside the violent intelligence sector.

"Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60's and Beyond" by Jane Maas reveals what it was like to be a woman in the New York advertising world during the nineteen-sixties and seventies in a tell-all account by a copywriter who succeeded in the primarily male jungle depicted in the hit show Mad Men.

"The Last Storyteller" by Frank Delaney weaves an absorbing tale of lasting love, dangerous risk, and the healing power of redemption as Ben MacCarthy seeks to reconcile his violent and flawed past with his hopes for a new future with his ex-wife, who is now married to a brutal man.

"Top Dog: Choose the Perfect Breed For You edited" by Kim Bryan offers an extensive catalog describing more than 420 dogs from around the world, explains the origins of each breed, looks at its suitability as a home companion, and provides expert guidance on day-to-day care, training, and other measures to keep your dog healthy and happy.

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