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
• “Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” by Amanda Berry.
• “Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,” by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solman.
• “Memory Man,” by David Baldacci.
• “The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins.
• “The Liar,” by Nora Roberts.
•“Together with You,”
by Victoria Bylin. Carly Mason finds a lost girl at a shopping mall, ends up becoming her nanny, and then falls in love with the girl’s father, Dr. Ryan Tremaine. But there’s lots of emotional baggage between the two. Can they get together for keeps, or are they only fooling themselves?
•“Manhattan in Miniature,”
by Margaret Grace. Gerry Porter and her granddaughter, Maddie, enjoy building miniatures and couldn’t resist traveling to a huge crafts fair in New York. Unfortunately, a murderer is on the loose and following them. Will they make it out alive? Number 8 in the Miniature Mysteries series.
•“Think and Grow Rich: The Original Version, Restored and Revised,”
by Napoleon Hill, with revisions, editor's foreword and annotations by Ross Cornwell. This classic book on success and how to achieve it has been enhanced with material removed from earlier editions, now regarded as relevant to today’s turbulent economic times.
Celebrating Mother’s Day
•“Glitter and Glue: A Memoir,”
by Kelly Corrigan. The author describes her sometimes frustrating but inevitably rewarding relationship with her parents. Her mother summarizes it this way: “Your father’s the glitter, but I’m the glue.”
•“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays — 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations,”
by Ree Drummond. From the popular rural-living Food Network show host, here’s a selection of smoothie, slider, popcorn, cake and other recipes, guaranteed to please on Mother’s Day and all other major get-togethers.
•“Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now,”
edited by Ann Imig. Mothers from all walks of life contributed their insights to this volume, which addresses parenting, joys, losses, bonding and all else that goes hand in hand with the family experience.
•Master Gardeners’ Story Time at Sunnyside!
Join fellow green thumb fans for fun activities the whole family will enjoy! 10:45-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, at the Sunnyside Regional Library. Details: (559) 600-6594.
•Smarter Living Workshop for Seniors:
Presented by the Better Business Bureau of Central California and Inland Empire Counties. Learn about credit reports, telemarketing schemes, healthcare scams and more! 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, May 15, at the Clovis Senior Center, 1033 Fifth St. Details: (559) 600-9531.
•In Memory of Treasure the Dog:
Attend this special ceremony as we install a plaque honoring our wonderful therapy dog and reading tutor, Treasure, who passed away recently. 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: (559) 600-3135.