The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest” by Richard Melzer compiles more than 180 rare historical photographs and other memorabilia to tell the unique story of the chain of high-quality restaurants, hotels, and resorts situated along the Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest.
“The Glass Rainbow” by James Burke embroils Louisiana detective Dave Roubicheaux in the most dangerous case of his career as he investigates the murder of seven young women and finds himself dealing with a level of evil that is greater than any he has confronted in his entire career in the past.
“What Do You Want From Me? Learning to Get Along with In-laws” by Terri Apter provides fascinating insight into the frequently hidden, sometimes dark and difficult, yet also often rewarding relationships between family members.
“It All Began in Monte Carlo” by Elizabeth Adler transports readers to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean in a sun-drenched novel full of romance and a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewelry stores.
“Murder for Hire: My Life as the Country’s Most Successful Undercover Agent” by Jack Ballentine explores the ways in which law enforcement delves into the heart of the criminal world as a Phoenix police officer posed as an undercover hit man, leading to twenty-four convictions out of twenty-four indictments on murder conspiracy charges.
“The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson is the third novel in a trilogy centering on Lisbeth Salander who lies in critical condition from a bullet wound and who must stand trial for three murders if she recovers.
“Paperie for Inspired Living: Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasions” by Karen Bartolomei demonstrates 50 projects that will provide a unique, personal touch and turn your plain old party into an affair to remember.
Portales Public Library
“Mercury” by Hope Larson
In 1859 French Hill, Nova Scotia, Josey Fraser meets Asa Curry - a handsome, mysterious man, who is able to win her heart easily and discover an easy way to find gold on Fraser's family farm.
150 years later, Tara Fraser is learning to deal with the result of her house burning down; a house that has been in her family - and Josey's - for generations, when Tara discovers a pendant that turns out to be much more than a simple heirloom. She discovers Josey's tragic story and a possible promise of gold.
“Countdown” by Deborah Wiles
Finding peace may be hard for a young Franny Chapman when she's not getting along with her best friend, she has a missing sister, and she has an uncle who's fighting an old war inside his head. To complicate matters, everyone is walking around waiting for a bomb to fall. The year is 1962 when President Kennedy goes on television to announce that Russia is sending nuclear missiles to Cuba. Franny is trying to figure out what's going on in the outside world while dealing with what's going on in her world. Deborah Wiles created this documentary novel that will put you right alongside Franny as she navigates a dangerous time in both her history and our history.
“Getting to Happy” by Terry McMillan
The sequel to Waiting to Exhale revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin fifteen years after parting ways with their stories. Each woman is at her own crossroads: At 51 years old, Savannah has compromised enough in her marriage and decides that being single may be the best choice for her. Bernadine went through one divorce and has been deceived by her second husband, she's also conned herself into thinking that pills may distract her from the pain. Robin has become a shopaholic. Gloria takes her happiness and security for granted; and all the women are learning to heal, be happy, and go after their dreams.