Wyatt’s World: First Novels To Lighten the Heart

As many of you know, legendary children’s book author Maurice Sendak passed away on May 8. To celebrate his many books that grew innumerable new readers, take some time this week to read his work to a child. To lighten your own reading heart, consider the possibilities of these debut novels:
• Drowned by Therese Bohman (Other Pr.)
• When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek (Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA))
‚Ä¢ A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson (Bloomsbury)
• In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner (Simon & Schuster)
• Overseas by Beatriz Williams (Putnam)

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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net