Library Bookshelf: New arrivals from top authors David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber

FresnoApril 5, 2014 

The Fresno County Library's Bookshelf column shares suggestions for books, music and other items and provides information about library programs.

Top 5 most requested books

"Divergent" by Veronica Roth

"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

"The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

"Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tam

New arrivals

"The Finisher" by David Baldacci. When Quentin Herms is hounded from his town into the Quag, a dark forest, Vega uses her abilities as a gifted decoder to expose hazardous secrets. For ages 12-14.

"Blossom Street Brides" by Debbie Macomber. Two defeated customers at Lydia Hoffman's yarn shop discover the nerve to begin again, including Lauren, who pursues a brave relationship after losing hope about her career-fixated boyfriend.

"Waking the Dead" by Heather Graham. When a painting believed to come alive and kill rematerializes in New Orleans, Danielle Cafferty and Michael Quinn must deal with this piece of art.


"Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism" by Thomas Brothers. Beginning where Louis Armstrong's New Orleans ended, this factual story of the renowned jazz trumpet genius focuses on the historic position Armstrong performed.

"You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age" by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman. The celebrated actor presents a sentimental view of Hollywood's "golden" era, exploring choice hotspots and studying historical commercial customs.

"Pete Rose: An American Dilemma" by Kostya Kennedy. Looks at the life of sports icon Pete Rose, a man both polarizing and magnetic, from his record-setting career to being expelled from baseball for being an unapologetic gambler. Debates the complicated ethical issues preventing him from being in the Hall of Fame in the present day of steroid cheating.


Camera Club: The Selma Camera Club is a club of amateur photographers interested in learning more about photography, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Selma Library. Details: 896-3393.

Design Your Own Cupcake: A fun and yummy craft where kids and tweens can make their own frosting and decorate a cupcake to eat, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Fig Garden Library. Details: 600-4071.

After-School Crafts: Join us for the after-school crafts, materials provided, for kids (K-6), 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Gillis Library. Details: 225-0140.

Happy Birthday, Treasure the Dog!: Join us to celebrate the birthday of one of our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Treasure the golden retriever and his owner have dedicated many hours to listening to children read at the library. Share in some fun crafts and activities and yummy refreshments, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Woodward Park Library. Details: 600-6135.


This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. The library posts a full list of the week's events on Facebook. Events are usually free. Visit or call (559) 600-6227 for details.

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