On the shelves —

The Following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

“The Secret Lives of Wives: Woman Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married” by Iris Krasnow uncovers the secrets of couples who manage to stay together for the long haul, and how they navigated the temptations and hard twists that inevitably occur in unions that are now lasting several decades past honeymoon bliss.

“As the Pig Turns: An Agatha Raisin Mystery” by M.C. Beaton begins at a pig roast on the village green where Agatha Raisin discovers that the object turning on the spit is not a pig at all, and that her detective agency must solve two murders in a picturesque Cotswold village that is anything but the peaceful community it appears to be.

“Guantanamo: An American History” by Jonathan Hansen presents the first complete account of the US naval base on a Cuban bay that has been at the center of American imperial ambition from the days of George Washington to the present time.

“The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks takes place in 1984 when high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell in love though they were from the opposite sides of the tracks, until unforeseen events in the summer of their senior year tore the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

“Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die” by Jon Katz draws on personal experiences and stories from fellow pet owners to address the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, offering comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance.

“The Litigators” by John Grisham begins when David Zinc, a young but already burned out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career, goes on a serious bender, and finds himself unemployed and on the doorstep of a seedy, two-man firm of ambulance chasers who have been in the trenches too long.

“In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving” by Leigh Anne Tuohy tells the inspiring true story of the remarkable couple featured in the film The Blind Side and how their decision to adopt a homeless teen-ager named Michael took them on an unforgettable journey of faith and love.