Jan. 27, 2008 Library Books

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

There’s No Place Like Here
By Cecilia Ahern
This is the story of Sandy Shortt, who became obsessed with finding missing things and people after the disappearance of her neighbor and nemesis when she was just 10 yearsold. As an adult, Sandy owns her own missing persons agency, and while she is looking for someone else that she finds herself “gone missing” in a place called “Here.” Here is the parallel world where all things missing go, from the proverbial sock in the dryer to people missing for years. Here Sandy finds all the things she has been looking for, but quickly discovers how much of her own life she has missed over the years and now desperately wants someone to come searching for her. This is the fourth novel by author Cecilia Ahern made popular by her first novel P.S., I Love You which debuted as a major motion picture last December.

Before You Plan Your Wedding … Plan Your Marriage
By Dr. Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley, with Steve Halliday
You naturally open your heart and reveal the real you when you feel safe in a relationship. This entire book is designed to give you the tools to create a safe marriage. Authors Greg and Erin Smalley open their hearts and share their lives in this book so that you can know not only how to build a marriage that will last, but also how to have the kind of marriage where you and your spouse feel safe, honored and valued. Discover the two biggest issues that threaten every marriage and how to stop them, find about the “fear dance” and how to stop dancing it, and learn what’s more important than finding your soul mate and the significance of happiness in your union. Marriage is meant to last a lifetime, and this book will show you how to plan it before your wedding.

Forced to Be Family: A Guide for Living with Sinister Sisters, Drama Mamas, and Infuriating In-Laws
By Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D.
It doesn’t make it any less painful or destructive to know there is nothing new or unusual about conflict between mothers, sisters and other female family members. Adding to the hurt of relational abuse with the family is the permanent nature of the relationship: You can always sever ties with an abusive friend, but you can’t stop being the daughter/sister/niece of an abusive relative. That doesn’t mean that there is no way out. In this book, you will discover how to determine whether a female relative is being abusive, recognize the source of the behavior, and break the vicious cycle. This reassuring guide gives you the strategies and understanding you need to reestablish warm and loving relationships with the women who will always be closest to you.