On the shelves —

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Batboy” by Mike Lupica was given by Kollye Quillin-Walker, Houston Walker, and Jim Quillin in memory of Charles Wade. In this fast-paced novel, an unlikely friendship slowly develops between a former baseball great in need of a family and a 14-year-old batboy in need of a father.

“Robert Redford: The Biography” by Michael Callan provides a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated and least understood public figures of our time.

“Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks brings to life the story of a young man from Martha’s Vineyard who became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College in 1665, and the young girl from a colony of English Puritans who is drawn into a tentative secret friendship with him.

“The New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans” by John Swenson profiles the gifted musical artists who are working to save America’s most colorful and troubled metropolis from the wave of problems that preceded and followed the continuing calamity of Hurricane Katrina.

“The Watery Part of the World” by Michael Parker creates a haunting story spanning over one hundred years on a barrier island from the day that the daughter of Aaron Burr disappeared off the coast of North Carolina to the day that the three remaining inhabitants are forced to leave their homes.

“The Delta Solution” by Patrick Robinson is an action-packed high seas adventure in which Mark Bedford and his SEAL team are deployed to track down Somali pirates who are terrorizing the coastal waters of East Africa, after they make the mistake of seizing two United States ships and demanding a $15 million ransom for their return.

“The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCollough tells the enthralling and inspiring story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others who set off for Paris between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

Portales Public Library

“Fertility & Conception” by Dr. Karen Trewinnard, BM, FFSRH

Getting pregnant and ensuring a healthy start in your baby’s life requires diligent planning and changes in your current lifestyle. This book provides advice on reproductive health issues, and promotes natural ways to boost your fertility. Fertility & Conception is the essential guide to conceiving a healthy baby. Dr. Trewinnard has been a doctor for thirty years and specializes in fertility awareness.

“Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom” by Jodi Lynn Anderson, Daniel Ehrenhaft, and Andisheh Nouraee

Americapedia is a crash course in learning what our great country is all about and how the American government works. This takes learning about our government to a whole new entertaining level. “Yes, this is America, and you are free to be uninformed if you like. But we vow to take the dumb out of freedom, one informed citizen at a time!”

“Grandma’s Wedding Album” by Harriet Ziefert with paintings by Karla Gudeon

Wouldn’t you like to see your grandparent’s wedding album? That’s just what happens when Emily and Michael find Grandma and Poppy’s wedding dress and tuxedo. Grandma shows them the wedding of her and poppy, explaining every glamorous detail of that day.