Jan. 25, 2009 Library Books

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

The Family Handyman Home Improvement 2008, published by Reader’s Digest, offers a wealth of expert how-to-do-it information that will help with projects and repairs all around your home and yard.

The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake centers on an infamous gang of thieves who dress as a personal secretary, a driver, and a butler in order to work for a very rich and very crooked man, on whom they take their revenge by robbing him blind.

The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong by John Lloyd challenges the misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts behind what most of us assume to be verifiable truths, setting the record straight on things we think we know but don’t.

Priceless by Marne Kellogg finds former cat burglar Kick Keswick called out of retirement to unmask someone who is stealing priceless jewels and framing her by using her signature techniques.

Love as a Way of Life: Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life by Gary Chapman explores the traits of kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty that reach beyond helping self to helping others.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is an audiobook that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present as seen through the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul.

The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do by Peg Tyre examines how the educational system is failing our sons and the new techniques that motivate boys to learn again.

Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing explores the lives of two people who meet in the shadow of the Great War, move to Africa, raise a family in a strange land and find the love that made hardship worthwhile.