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
▪ “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Special Rehearsal Script,” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
▪ “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” by Gary J. Byrne and Grant M. Schmidt.
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▪ “The Black Widow,” by Daniel Silva.
▪ “Damaged,” by Lisa Scottoline.
▪ “Truly Madly Guilty,” by Liane Moriarty.
▪ “One Less Problem Without You,” by Beth Harbison. The Cosmos boutique is more than just a place to buy candles and crystals – it’s an oasis for Prinny, Chelsea and Diana, when real life gets to be more than they can bear.
▪ “Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World,” by Judith D. Schwartz. Climate change and population increases have made decreasing water resources a global problem. The author shows how recycling, dew collecting, erosion control and other innovative methods can help solve it.
▪ “The Second Death,” by Peter Tremayne. A murder mystery set in seventh-century Ireland, with the conflict between Christianity and paganism at its center.
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▪ “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On: A Novel,” by Debbie Macomber. Nichole and Leanne are in-laws with a common bond – husbands who cheated on them. They move into the same building and help each other rebuild their shattered lives.
▪ “Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel,” by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan. Schoolteacher Beth Thatcher finds love and heartbreak aplenty in the frontier Canadian west. A companion novel to the acclaimed Hallmark Channel series.
▪ “The Apple Orchard,” by Susan Wiggs. When Tess Delaney learns that she’s inherited a northern California farm, she has no idea that its background goes back to World War II – and some closely-held family secrets.
▪ Veterans Resource Fair: Representatives from Fresno County Veterans Services, the Employment Development Department, Veterans Health Administration, and others will answer questions about benefits. There will be door prizes! 1-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Central Library. Details: 559-600- 7323 (READ).
▪ Come Play “Jeopardy!”: Compete for a library-related prize with other contestants. 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Gillis Branch Library. Details: 559-225- 0140.
▪ Author Talk: Dr. Shelly Kruse will discuss her new book, “Walking with Alzheimer’s,” a personal look at the disease and its effects. 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Selma Branch Library. Details: 559-896- 3323.
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