Fresno County Library Bookshelf: It’s the week for the Luck of the Irish

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 Widow,” by Fiona Barton.

▪  “Find Her,” by Lisa Gardner.

▪  “Aging Backwards: Reduce the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day,” by Miranda Esmonde-White.

▪  “Off the Grid,” by C.J. Box.

▪  “Lady Midnight,” by Cassandra Clare.

New Arrivals

▪  “The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World,” by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. According to the authors, animal agriculture is ruining the Earth – but there’s a way to adjust eating and living to get everything back in balance.

▪  “For a Little While: New and Selected Stories,” by Rick Bass. A collection spanning three decades, written by an author long fascinated by the windswept landscapes and rough-hewn people that make up American’s vast Western spaces.

▪  “The Other Woman,” by Therese Bohman. When an ordinary Swedish hospital worker becomes involved with a married physician, she wonders if it’s a step up the social ladder – or just another lesson in learning how to accept her given place in life.

Luck of the Irish!

▪  “An Early Wake,” by Sheila Connolly. Maura Donovan is ringing up great business by holding jam sessions at Sullivan’s Pub, until a musician turns up dead in her back room. An exciting new installment in the author’s County Cork Mystery Series.

▪  “Of Irish Blood,” by Mary Pat Kelly. When Nora Kelly leaves Chicago in 1903 for a life in Left Bank Paris, she has no idea her move will lead her straight into the struggle for Irish independence—and the colorful cast of characters who helped achieve it.

▪  “Born With Teeth: A Memoir,” by Kate Mulgrew. The Irish American star of “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Orange Is the New Black” describes her magical childhood, successful career and tumultuous private life in this no-holds-barred autobiography.


▪  Mini-Piñatas: Learn how to make these popular items as party favors or gifts! Call the branch to register. Limit of 15 participants. 4-5 p.m., Monday, March 14, at the Bear Mountain Branch Library. Details: 559-332-2528.

▪  Jazz at the Library: Listen to the history and sounds of this popular art form, as presented by Jazz Fresno. 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, at the Woodward Park Regional Library. Details: 559-600-3135.

▪ U.S. Citizenship Informational Session: A bilingual how-to program hosted by a representative of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 6-7 p.m., Thursday, March 17, at the Sanger Branch Library. Details: 559-875-2435.

This is a weekly column written by the Fresno County Public Library staff. Events are usually free. Visit, or call 559-600-6227 for details.