Aug. 3, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:

Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue: A Memoir by Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue Gerron relates one of the most compelling stories in music history, written by someone who was actually involved and who has an unyielding determination to keep the music alive.

Virgin River by Richard Wheeler continues the adventures of Barnaby Skye who left the British navy for the freedom of the American West, and now leads a wagon train of tubercular children and their families through the unforgiving landscape of the southwestern desert.

When the Husband is the Suspect: From Sam Sheppard to Scott Peterson —The Public’s Passion for Spousal Homicides by F. Lee Bailey covers in dispassionate detail the investigation and trial of many of the most publicized murder cases that took place during the last fifty years.

The World in Pancho’s Eyes by J.P.S. Brown, a novel based on the author’s childhood, offers an honest and heartfelt portrayal of the life of a working cowboy in the Southwest during the Great Depression.

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities and lead us to make astonishingly simple mistakes every day.

The Genius by Jesse Kellerman begins as Ethan Muller stumbles onto an enormous trove of original drawings left behind in a New York slum by an elderly tenant who has since disappeared, but when Ethan attempts to sell them, they begin to look less like art and more like evidence.

Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan shares the heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.