The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:
On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm by Michael Ableman was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Charles Novotny. The remarkable story of one farm’s struggle for survival focuses on Fairview Gardens, a once-rural farm in a vast checkerboard of crops that now stands alone, a fertile island amidst a sea of concrete, tract housing, and shopping malls.
Farming by Gail Gibbons was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Charles Novotny. This colorful picture book describes real-life activities and familiar functions on the farm where every season brings its own specific chores, indoors and out, its own crops and its own food.
The Sanctuary by Raymond Khoury is a powerful new thriller in which a geneticist and a CIA agent embark on a deadly quest to find the most dangerous book in the world and, in the process, discover a secret that has destroyed everyone in its path for centuries.
Simple.ology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want by Mark Joyner shows you clearly and simply how to bridge the gap between your dreams and reality, helping you focus on the simple actions that get your somewhere rather than the actions that lead you off-course.
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama explores what happens to ordinary people during tragic times as two Japanese families must put all their dreams on hold after Pearl Harbor as their quiet neighborhoods and their world of tradition are lost forever.
The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back by Flip Flippen identifies constrictive personality types that most of us are confronted with every day in ourselves and others, and shows how to transform a weakness into a newfound strength.