On the shelves —

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin begins as a barrel of bio-hazard material turns up at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, all of which was supposed to have been destroyed years earlier; and Charley Castillo must find out if more of the deadly material remains, who has it, and what they want.

Buffett Beyond Value: Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing by Prem Jain summarizes the principles that one of the world’s most successful investors has followed over the course of a long and profitable career and shows what it takes to make them work for you.

Rules of Betrayal by Christopher Reich finds Doctors Without Borders surgeon Jonathan Ransom embarking on a riveting adventure to discover the truth about his double-agent wife, Emma – a spy with her own agenda who has suddenly gone “dark.”

Alluring New Mexico: Engineered Enchantment 1821-2001 by Marta Weigle traces the history and tourist sites of our state from the opening of the Santa Fe Trail to the Diamond Jubilee of Route 66, and from the pueblos to the birthplace of the atomic age.

The Whisperers: A Thriller by John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada where a group of former smugglers are involved in a dangerous undercover operation, and Charlie Parker is called in to stop the bloodletting when the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides.

Autobiography of Mark Twain, edited by Harriet Smith reproduces the notes, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings and other texts that have remained unpublished for over 100 years in an uncensored literary milestone printed in its entirety and exactly as Twain left it.

Mr. Monk is Cleaned Out by Lee Goldberg is based on the television series about an obsessive-compulsive detective who always knows when something is out of place, as Monk is swindled out of his savings by a man who has been arrested on charges of a two-billion dollar fraud.

Portales Public Library

What Happened on Fox Street by Tricia Springstubb, With her dad and little sister, the Wild Child, Mo lives on Fox Street. Fox Street has everything: a fix-it man, a piano player, the city’s best burrito makers, a woman who cuts Mo’s hair just right and not to mention a certain boy who wants to teach her how to skateboard. There’s even a spooky and mean old lady, if your idea of fun is to ring doorbells and run away or leave a dead mouse in a mailbox. In the summer, Mo’s best friend Mercedes come to stay and this is Mo’s favorite time. Fox Street is where all of Mo’s memories of her mother live and the idea of anything changing on this street is unimaginable…until it isn’t. With a summer filled with alarming letters, surprising revelations, and mysterious errands this is the story of one unforgettable summer and how a tuft of bright red fur gives Mo the courage she needs.

Chris Hoy The Autobiography: Ho I Lived the Dream and Became Olympic Champion by Chris Hoy, As the first Briton to win three Olympic golds at the same Games since 1908, Sir Chris Hoy sparked euphoric celebrations when he returned from Beijing in 2008. This inspirational autobiography tells the incredible story of how the cycling fanatic from Edinburgh became a Commonwealth, world, and Olympic champion against the toughest of odds. With early beginnings as a BMX boy to reinventing himself as a track-cycling sprinter when the Olympics dropped his specialty, Chris shows how anything is possible when you passionately believe it is what you were born to do. This is a fascinating insight into the life of an ordinary man who was determined to achieve something truly extraordinary.

Bossypants by Tina Fey, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: to someday be a comedian on TV before “Weekend Update,” “Sarah Palin”, or Liz Lemon. She has since seen this dream come true. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour on Saturday Night Live; from her halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, at last Tina’s story can be told. In this new book, Tina Fey reveals all and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.