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Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

If you like books featuring animal/human relationships such as those by James Herriot, Susan Wilson, and W. Bruce Cameron, or if you like books with quirky characters, humor, and a touch of romance such as those by Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler, then you probably would enjoy this warm and fuzzy debut novel from a veterinarian who wrote two memoirs, Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love Is the Best Medicine.

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

Fun, fast, and trashy, with delicious characters skillfully woven into a complex plot and set against glitz and glamour, The Power Trip by Jackie Collins contains just the right amount of sex, mystery, greed and murder to make it the bestseller that it is. Five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples set sail on Russian billionaire Aleksandr Kasianenko's luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Each of the couples accepted the coveted invitation for the cruise for their own - mostly selfish - reasons.

BookCellar Sideshow Sale April 15 & 20

The BookCellar is jumping on the circus bandwagon with a Sideshow Sale Monday, April 15, and Saturday, April 20, offering three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply).

Storytime guidelines

The goal of FDL Library Storytimes is to introduce and develop a love of reading and learning to children.

Our storytellers help your children develop essential pre-reading skills and pre-classroom skills. We want to help your children become first-rate, excited readers and excel in school.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

When I read Ready Player One it reminded me of a cross between the last Harry Potter book and Hunger Games with the same premise of a lone teen battling evil. The book is set in the United States in the year 2044 when things have gone bad due to climate change and poverty. Wade Watts is an impoverished 18-year-old orphan living in a vertical trailer park called the “stacks”. He has rigged up a junked van as his sanctuary where he can log into his virtual school and spend all of his free time in the virtual world of OASIS.

Laaadies and gentlemen: Big Top celebration April 20

Come one, come all to Big Top: The Greatest Library on Earth at the Fond du Lac Public Library Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lisa Scottoline Writes Humor?

I am a huge Lisa Scottoline fan. Her suspense novels are fabulous and keep me guessing to the very last page. Who knew she could also write humor? Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, teamed up to put together one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Titled Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, the book caught my eye on the new nonfiction shelves the other day and I read it last night from cover to cover. It is hilarious!

It's raining savings at BookCellar

It’s raining bargains at the Fond du Lac Public Library’s BookCellar. The city’s only used book store is holding two great sales in April:

April 6 No Foolin’ Sale: Free magazine with every purchase of an audio book.

April 15 and April 20 Sideshow Sale: Three paperbacks for $1 (some restrictions apply). This sale is being held to celebrate National Library Week (April 14-20). The library is holding a Big Top: The Greatest Library Event party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Czech novelist to discuss writing, book on April 4

Fond du Lac author Edita Birschbach will present A Czech Novelist in America, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Birschbach, who recently published her e-book Brilliant Nightmare, will talk about how growing up in the Czech Republic influenced her writing of the suspense novel.

A book to celebrate Irish storytelling

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, so here is a fun book to celebrate Irish storytelling. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell is the first book in a humorous trilogy set in present day Ireland. The main character, Aaron McCloud, goes to Ireland from New York to see his Aunt Kitty and brood about his bad luck in love. Aunt Kitty is close to Aaron’s age and writes “corrected’ versions of classic novels. On the bus to Kitty’s house, some loose pigs are blocking the road, and Aaron helps round them up only to find himself stranded with a pig no one claims.

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