On the shelves — Aug. 4

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295.

Fiction

“Sizzling Sixteen” by Janet Evanovich. The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts.

“Family Ties” by Danielle Steel. A woman who raised her deceased sister’s three children must juggle their needs, her business and the new man in her life.

“Ark” by Stephen Baxter. With the discovery of another life-sustaining planet light years away, there is hope for a chosen few to leave the soon-to-be submerged Earth.

“The Search” by Nora Roberts. The only survivor of a serial killer has found peace in the Pacific Northwest, but her life is shaken by appearance of a new man and a copycat murderer.

“Island Beneath the Sea” by Isabel Allende. The story of a mulatto slave in late18thcentury Haiti who flees with her master to New Orleans.

“Death Echo” by Elizabeth Lowell. A former C.I.A. operative tracks a yacht with a deadly cargo.

Nonfiction

“Crisis Economics” by Nouriel Roubini. How the global financial system broke down in 2008 and what may happen if new regulations are not embraced.

“The Manchurian President” by Aaron Klein. President Obama’s life and campaigns are sifted for Communist and socialist ties.

“Somewhere Inside” by Laura Ling and Lisa Ling. A journalist captured and imprisoned by the North Koreans describes her captivity, and her sister, also a journalist, discussed her effort to get her and a colleague released.

“The End of Wall Street” by Roger Lowenstein.

Lowenstein (When Genius Failed) offers an overview of the causes and consequences of the financial crisis that rises above the glut of similarly themed books with its juicy behind-the-scenes detail and thoughtful analysis.