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
▪ “The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son Talk About Life, Love, and Loss,” by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt.
▪ “The Nest,” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
▪ “Fool Me Once,” by Harlen Coben.
▪ “Miller’s Valley: A Novel,” by Anna Quindlen.
▪ “As Time Goes By: A Novel,” by Mary Higgins Clark.
▪ “Alice and Oliver,” by Charles Bock. When a feisty, full-of-life New Yorker is diagnosed with cancer, she and her husband throw all their strength into this puzzling, frustrating, and sometimes even humorous fight of their lives.
▪ “Fellside,” by M.R. Carey. Sent to prison for setting a fire and causing a child’s death, Jess Moulson finds a relentless foe behind bars – her victim’s ghost.
▪ “Geek Parenting: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us About Raising a Family,” by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu. The authors show how fiction offers surprisingly practical solutions for real-life child-rearing.
101 Years After the Armenian Genocide
▪ “Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide,” by Eric Bogosian. The startling tale of how the Genocide’s ringleaders were brought to savage justice in Europe and the Caucasus.
▪ “The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923,” by Sean McMeekin. A portrait of the Near East in turmoil, the final years of an imperial power, and how the Genocide emerged from this volatile mix.
▪ “Turkey and the Armenian Ghost: On the Trail of the Genocide,” by Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier. A haunting account of how the Genocide has been concealed where it happened, and how it continues to affect millions worldwide.
▪ “Am I Invisible?” Hear 10-year-old Samuel De La Cerda discuss his book about life with his twin brother, who has Down syndrome. An inspiring program for all ages. 2-3 p.m., Sunday, April 24, at the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library. Details: 559-600-9245.
▪ Woodward Park Teen Art Club: Learn how to make a key/necklace holder out of duct tape – supplies provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.
▪ Early Literacy Workshop from Valley PBS: Join experts and learn tips for talking, reading, and singing with your young children. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, at the Parlier Branch Library (details, 559-646-3835) and 3:15-4:15 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Fowler Branch Library (details, 559-600-9281).
This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit fresnolibrary.org, or call 559-600-6227 for details.