On the shelves — Dec. 11

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

Fiction

“Dust,” by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam) The murder of a computer engineer at MIT leads the Massachusetts chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions.

“The Valley of Amazement,” by Amy Tan. (Ecco/HarperCollins) The author of “The Joy Luck Club” follows mother and daughter courtesans over four decades.

“The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon,”by Alexander McCall Smith, (Pantheon) The 14th installment of the number one Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

“The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion,” by Fannie Flagg. (Random House) A Southern woman’s search for the secrets of her mother’s past leads her to a gas station run by four girls in the Midwest during World War II.

“Inferno,” by Dan Brown. (Doubleday) The symbologist Robert Langdon, on the run in Florence, must decipher a series of codes created by a Dante–loving scientist.

Non-Fiction

“Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love,” by Danielle Steele. It was time again. To take a chance. To expand her life in unexpected ways. To find a companion with whom to travel the world. So a successful novelist begins a dogged search. Who knew the perfect choice would be a smaller-than-small, long-haired teacup Chihuahua named Minnie Mouse.

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