On the shelf – October 10
The books listed below are now available at the cash desk at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library is open to the public, but customers can still view the catalog online at cloviscarverpl.booksys.net/opac/ccpl or call 575-769-7840 to request a specific item to pick up curbside.
Max McCoy’s “The Ghost Rifle”. Coming from a long line of hikers and thugs, Jack Picaro came to America to seek his fortune. But after killing his best friend in a drunken duel, the apprentice gunsmith fled west, behind children he did not know. As Jack ventures down the Missouri River, he finds virgin land where a man can live free. After his rifle is stolen in the bloody skirmish, Jack sets off on his own to retrieve it. So begins a fateful epic quest across the last frontiers of the savage West.
“The Secret Guardian of Jaipur” by Alka Joshi. Malik graduated from a private school. At the age of twenty, he had just met a young woman named Nimmi when he went on an apprenticeship at the Facilities Office of the Royal Palace in Jaipur. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon discovers that not much has changed as he navigates the pink city of his childhood. Power and money still flow seamlessly among the upper class, and favors flow from the royal palace in Jaipur, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema balcony tragically collapses on opening night, the blame is placed where it belongs. But Malik suspects something much darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew how to keep his own advice; it is a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.
“The Last Chance Library” by Freya Sampson. Lone librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and lonely, the thirty-something prefers to spend her time buried in books than to venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to step out from behind the shelves to save the hearts of her community and the place that holds her mother’s fondest memories. As it turns out, his old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and ready to lend him a hand. The feelings of the benevolent lawyer for her are evident to everyone except June, who won’t believe that anyone can ever take care of her in this way. To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes in her life. For once, she’s determined not to fall without a fight. And maybe by fighting for her beloved library, June can save herself as well.
Kate Moore’s “The Woman They Couldn’t Silence”. 1860: As the clash between states slowly comes to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, a housewife and mother of six, faces her own battle. The enemy sits in front of the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years plots against her because he feels increasingly threatened – by intellect, independence and Elizabeth’s reluctance to stifle her own thoughts. So he makes a plan to put his wife in her place. One summer morning, he had her interned in a lunatic asylum. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are a lot of rational women in her room who tell the same story: They were incarcerated not because they needed medical treatment, but to keep them online – conveniently labeled “crazy” so that their voices could be heard. are ignored.
“Hired: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training” by Adam Stern, MD. Adam Stern was a student at a state medical school before being selected for residency training in psychiatry in one of the nation’s most prestigious programs. His new, initially intimidating classmates were high performing students from the Ivy League and other elite universities across the country. The professors raved about the group as if the residency program had won the lottery, dubbing them “The Golden Class,” but would Stern ever prove he was part of it?
“Free spirit watercolor” by Kristy Rice. Kristy Rice’s joy-driven approach to watercolor has captured the hearts of fans around the world. Here she teaches the basics of painting, infusing the learning process with wit, wisdom and laughter.
– Summaries provided by library staff