Fresno County Library: Read more about the genocide

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 Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins

• “A Fine Romance,” by Candice Bergen

• “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House,” by Kate Andersen Brower

• “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” by Marie Kondo

• “The Liar,” by Nora Roberts

New Arrivals


“Someone is Watching: A Novel,”

by Joy Fielding. After investigator Bailey Carpenter is attacked on the job, she gets fearful of leaving her apartment and begins watching other people in her neighborhood. What begins as idle entertainment slowly turns into a new kind of terror for her.



by Sherrilyn Kenyon. There’s a real demon lurking inside 16-year-old Nick Gautier, planted by the forces of darkness, and he’s trying hard to keep it under control. But it’s a daily struggle, one where there’s no guarantees that he’ll win. Book 6 in the Chronicles of Nick series.


“The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook,”

edited by Kate White. Latvian solstice squares, fa-la-la fruitcake cookies and baked toast are among the offerings here, contributed by Mary Higgins Clark, Nelson DeMille, Sue Grafton, Scott Turow and other contemporary best-selling mystery authors.

Armenian Genocide


“Family of Shadows: An Extraordinary Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian-American Dream,”

by Garin Hovannisian. A multi-generational story of one family’s escape from the Genocide, its peaceful resettlement in California and the ways its members coped with the tragedy and its long aftermath.


“Like Water on Stone,”

by Dana Walrath. Written especially for younger readers, this is the saga of Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam, siblings who find themselves in the middle of the Genocide and plot a daring escape from it.



BookWyrm Gaming Convention:

Come join this free celebration of Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire, and many other role-playing games! All day at the Woodward Park Regional Library, noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 19. Details: (559) 600-3135.


Smarter Living for Seniors with Your BBB at Sanger:

A free, interactive program on how to avoid identity theft, scams and con artists. All ages are welcome, 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at the Sanger Branch Library. Details: (559) 875-2435.


Family-Palooza at Central:

As part of Earth Month, read and discuss stories about the planet and how you can protect it, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Central Library. Details: (559) 600-7323.