On the shelves — Jan. 8

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


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

“We Are Water,” by Wally Lamb. (Harper) About to marry the woman who is her gallery owner, a divorced artist and mother must confront secrets from her past.

“Just One Evil Act,” by Elizabeth George”. (Dutton) in the 18th Inspector Lynley novel, Lynley’s partner Barbara Havers searches for a friend’s kidnapped child in Italy.

“The Signature of all Things,” by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking) A 19th-century botanist’s love of knowledge takes her to Tahiti; by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”

“Mirage,” by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. (Putnam) Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon probe the disappearance of a American destroyer in 1943.

“White Fire,” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central) Special Agent Pendergast discovers that the killing of several miners 150 years ago may be related to deadly arson attacks at a Colorado ski resort.

“Aimless Love,” by Billy Collins. (Random House) More than 50 new poems as well as selections from previous books from the two-term poet laureate of the Untied States.

“Tatiana,” by Martin Cruz Smith. ( Simon & Schuster) A dead translator’s coded notebook may hold the key to the murders of a muckraking journalist and an oligarch in the former Soviet Union. Arkady Renko, a senior investigator in the Moscow prosecutor’s office, is on the case.

Non Fiction:

“Killing Kennedy,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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