The following books are available at:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
“The Collapse of American Criminal Justice” by William Stuntz examines the roots of a system that has become harsh, ineffective, and discriminatory, resulting in a gigantic prison population while giving short shrift to fairness and equality.
“Requiem for a Gypsy” by Michael Genelin centers on Commander Jena Matinova who must push through her government’s secrecy to solve the murder of the wife of one of Slovakia’s most prominent businessmen and to find the connection between the killing, an international network of bank accounts, and a mysterious vagabond girl.
“A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos” by Dava Sobel recounts the story of the fifteenth-century astronomer whose hundreds of calculations and observations – all with his naked eye -- defied both the scientific and religious wisdom of the day and placed the sun, not the earth, at the center of our solar system.
“City of Whispers” by Marcia Muller features private eye Sharon McCone whose half-brother disappears after e-mailing her from an Internet café in a city he’s never visited before, but her search for him leads to the discovery of a body in an art gallery and then to the unsolved murder of the heiress of a multimillion-dollar banking fortune.
“The Best Homes From This Old House” by Kevin O’Connor features over 200 photographs that chronicle some of the finest transformations rendered by the craftsmen and artists of the most-watched home improvement series on television.
“New York to Dallas” by D.J. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way back to the city that inspired her name and where a man she had helped put behind bars has now escaped, bent on revenge.
“Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy” by Ellie Krieger includes 150 great-tasting recipes using natural ingredients and a few simple techniques to put a healthy twist on your favorite dishes that will satisfy your cravings without sacrificing flavor.
Portales Public Library
“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
Despite her tumor, Hazel has been terminal her whole life. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
“Bailey” by Harry Bliss
Bailey is the top dog at Champlain Elementary School. For Bailey, school has never been unpredictable-or so much fun. In fact, Bailey loves reading, and his best subject is math. However, in the end, dogs will be dogs, and one day he might remember NOT to eat his homework.
“The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races occur at the beginning of every November. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live, others die.
Sean Kendrick is the returning champion at age nineteen. A young man of few words, if he has any fears, he keeps them buried inside.
Puck Connolly is completely different. She never dreamed of riding in the races, but fate didn't give her much choice. The first girl ever to enter the Scorpio Races, and is in no way prepared for what is about to happen.