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The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The End of Country” by Seamus McGraw explores the battle for control that followed the discovery of gas deposits in northeastern Pennsylvania, pitting the forces of corporate America against a band of local dairy farmers determined to get their share of the windfall, but not at the cost of their values or their way of life.

“Heat Wave” by Nancy Thayer tells the story of newly-widowed Carley Winsted who devises a plan, over the objections of her former mother-in-law, to keep her family in their historic home on the island of Nantucket by turning the house into a bed and breakfast.

“David Crockett: The Lion of the West” by Michael Wallis recounts the story of the young hunter who distinguished himself first as a wildly popular soldier and then as a budding politician who never signed his name “Davy” or wore a coonskin hat.

“Bloodmoney” by David Ignatius weaves a suspenseful story of revenge as Sophie Marx, a young CIA officer with a big chip on her shoulder, tries to figure out who is killing the members of a new intelligence operation in Pakistan while trying to buy peace with America’s enemies.

“Hitler’s Master of the Dark Arts” by Bille Yenne explores the origins of Himmler’s Black Knights and the occult origins of the SS whose mystical cult ideologies and theories were used to justify the Final Solution.

“Breaking Silence” by Linda Castillo brings Police Chief Kate Burkholder to the scene of a horrific tragedy on a peaceful Amish farm where she and John Tomasetti uncover a dark secret at work beneath the placid surface of an idyllic community.

“Today I Cook: A Man’s Guide to the Kitchen” by Felix Weber offers more than 40 dishes in four degrees of difficulty, along with techniques, ingredients, measurements, and man-tested instructions to break the preparation into easy-to-digest steps.

Portales Public Library

“Amglish, in Like, Ten Easy Lessons: A Celebration of the New World Lingo” by Arthur Rowse

Amglish, or American English is influenced by online grammar and syntax, and has begun to dominate our language. Arthur Rowse offers a fun way in “ten easy lessons” on how to use this developing language.

“The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 1 Phantom” by L.J. Smith

Saving Fell’s Church from evil spirits, came at the price of Damon Salvatore’s life. His death changed everything. He and his vampire brother, Stefan, had been locked in a vicious battle for Elena Gilbert’s heart. Now that he’s gone, Stefan and Elena are free to be with each other. However, Elena can’t stop having dreams about Damon and her feelings begin to grow for him.

Now, there’s a new darkness that is coming over Fell’s Church. This demon seems to be something that Elena has never seen, and its goal is to kill Elena and her loved ones.

“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson has combined the interviews with Jobs and Jobs’ family members and friends to showcase the lifestyle of the man whose passion for perfection has revolutionized computers, movies, music, phones and digital publishing.

Before Jobs passed away, he left full creative control of this book to Isaacson; however, Jobs didn’t want to read it before it was published. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.