On the shelves — Nov. 20

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future” by Steve Hallett shares an illuminating analysis of our dependence on oil, its consequences for today, and its inevitable decline in the future when nature may impose limits beyond any devised by man.

“When God Was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman spans four decades, beginning in 1968, to paint a magical portrait of a fabulous but flawed family, the ordinary and extraordinary events that shape their everyday lives, and the unbreakable bond of love between a brother and sister with the secrets forged in childhood.

“Saved by Beauty: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran” by Roger Housden weaves a richly textured story of a culture that has endured for more than three thousand years, its universal mixture of good and evil, truth and beauty, and the personal quest of a man in his sixties who journeys to Iran in search of the land of his youthful imagination.

“The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet” by David Mitchell opens a window into eighteenth-century Japan as Jacob De Zoet enters the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company where he has been given five years to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fianc