On the shelves — April 6

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Clovis-Carver Public Library

The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream by Gary Younge brings to life the background of a speech that endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement and captures the spirit of the historic March on Washington that became a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America.

I Shall Be Near to You by Erin McCabe draws on the letters of a remarkable female soldier who disguised herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband during the Civil War, providing an extraordinary novel about two partners who face life’s challenges side by side.

Giada’s Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets by Giada de Laurentis shares the mouthwatering, easy recipes that help America’s favorite Italian cooking star to maximize energy, remain fit, and look fabulous while cooking and eating all of that delicious food.

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan recreates the love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife Fanny, whose devoted attentions kept him alive despite his terrible ill health, and whose marriage was marked by adventures and challenges worthy of a Stevenson novel.

Bottom Line’s Health Breakthroughs 2014 represents a year’s worth of the latest health news and scientific discoveries from a stellar group of experts in a broad spectrum of fields who explain various medical situations, give sources for their conclusions, and offer practical information to maintain overall health and well-being.

The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch brilliantly captures the enduring romance of Oxford University in a powerful novel about a young American abroad and the impassioned affair that will change his life for good.

Crackers and Dips: More than 50 Handmade Snacks by Ivy Manning shows home bakers how to make perfectly baked, better-than-boxed, preservative-free crackers with ordinary, inexpensive ingredients that are in your pantry right now.

 

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Missing You by Harlan Coben: The profile on the online dating site looks like all the others, but when NYPD detective Kat Donovan takes a closer look at the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode as emotions she’s ignored for years come crashing down on her.

Her ex-fiancé, Jeff, is staring back at her — the man who shattered her heart and whom she hasn’t seen in 18 years.

Wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up for her, Kat reaches out to the man in the profile, but her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.

As Kat’s hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more elusive and the body count mounts, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she’s ever loved-including her mother and father.

Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there with her own life and the lives of others on the line.

 

Destroyer Angel: An Anna Pigeon Novel by Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off with friends on a camping vacation in the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota for a much needed getaway.

With Anna is Leah, a wealthy designer of outdoor equipment; and her 13 year-old daughter, Katie; her friend Heath, a paraplegic; and his daughter, Elizabeth, who is 15. For Leah and Heath, this is a trial run to test a new, cutting-edge line of camping equipment designed to make camping and canoeing more accessible to disabled outdoorsmen.

Anna goes off on her own on their second night out for a solo evening canoe trip on the Fox River, but she hears loud voices when she returns to camp and discovers a group of heavily armed thugs have taken her friends captive. With limited resources and no way to call for help from the outside world, Anna has two days to rescue them before her friends are either flown out of the country or killed.

Without Warning by David Rosenfelt: Katie Sanford’s husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins years ago, then died himself in prison.

It’s a small town and Katie and Jenny’s husband, Chief of Police Jake Robbins, have had to work at putting the tragedy behind them. The quiet town of Wilton has a tradition of creating a time capsule every 50 years and a hurricane has just unearthed the most recent capsule.

Katie joins Chief Robbins as the editor of the local paper to supervise the capsule’s opening, but neither of them could be prepared for the horrifying set of predictions, dating back to months before Jenny’s murder, that they find inside.

Someone predicted Jenny’s death, as well as 11 other tragedies, which are still occurring long after the death of Katie’s husband. After all these years, Katie has reason to hope that her husband might not have been guilty of Jenny’s murder after all, but as she and Jake race to stop the next predictions from coming true, they find themselves caught in a terrifying mind game with no rules and life-or-death consequences.

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