The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know by Jill Geisler provides a practical, concrete guide to creating a happy and thriving environment in which employees can do their best work with positive, immediate and lasting results.
White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse presents a tale of 1970s Botswana through the intertwined lives of three people: A medical student who is forced to flee apartheid South Africa after witnessing a murder, an American Ph.D. student who abandons her studies to follow her husband to Africa, and a rebellious, untamable man with whom she imagines a different future.
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez describes the collaboration that enabled the 1979 rescue of six Americans who escaped the embassy during the Iran hostage crisis and had to be found and smuggled out of the city before they were detected.
Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh explores family secrets and end-of-life reflections in the story of a life unlived, told by an 80-year-old beekeeper who didn't live it, but who knew more about his reclusive neighbors than anyone could guess.
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King chronicles the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of history's greatest masterpieces, unveiling dozens of stories that are embedded in the painting, examining who served as the models for the apostles, and presenting an intimate portrait of a Renaissance genius through the lens of his most famous work.
Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley stars an intrepid, 11-year-old-sleuth, Flavia de Luce, who is used to digging up clues in her chemistry lab but not accustomed to finding bodies in a church crypt, which is where she discovers the remains of the church organist Mr. Collicutt, whose face is grotesquely and inexplicably masked.
Upstairs and Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey by Sarah Warwick offers vivid insights into the daily life of servants and their wealthy employers in Edwardian England when affluent households were dependent on the armies of servants who kept them running like clockwork.
Portales Public Library
Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews: Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure.
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler: Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. But as Jude begins to fall for Emilio Vargas, she begins to wonder if her sisters were wrong
Penny and her Marble by Kevin Henkes: Penny feels guilty after taking a beautiful blue marble that she sees in Mrs. Goodwin's grass, but gets a pleasant surprise when she goes to return it the next day.