It’s All Relative: Family Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, April 1, 2016

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An array of families are depicted in these debuts, from those falling apart at the seams to those ripped apart from inside to those trying very hard to keep what little they can together

Five Reasons Why | Wyatt’s World

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Recently Digital Book World reported on why people buy books. In this blog post, Andrew Rhomberg, founder of Jellybooks, lists eight. Here are five of his eight precepts, matched to an appropriate title.

Celebrating Women’s History Month | Wyatt’s World

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It’s an exciting time to create a display celebrating Women’s History Month. Here are five selections to consider putting into the hands of readers

All Ears: Audiobook Favorites | The Reader’s Shelf, March 15, 2016

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More readers are finding audiobooks to be the perfect companion for a workout, commute, or simply the subject of focused attention. These six audiobooks represent some of the favorites of librarians across the country.

March Is National Reading Month | Wyatt’s World

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We celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with National Reading Month, but it doesn’t have to be only red-and-white-striped cakes and children’s lit. Adults can mark the pleasures of the page during March as well.

A Fashionable Romance: Loretta Chase’s Silk Is for Seduction | RA Crossroads

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In this column, the intersection of fashion and romance leads me down a winding path

Short Stories: A Master Returns and Debuts Make the Scene | Wyatt’s World

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Storyteller Bass is back; Dacey’s stories echo with hope, fear, and want; Gustine reveals the weight and complexity of the everyday; Majka creates a strongly tonal backdrop; debuter Parker pulls no punches

On Location: Landscapes in Literature | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2016

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Readers who select books for their settings do so not just for geographic coordinates or temporal sites; they seek books of varied locations evoked from milieu and detail as well. Here are six debuts, ranging in time and space, which demonstrate the many ways of making places known.

Read-In: African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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This month, libraries, bookstores, schools, churches, civic groups, and individuals are conducting read-ins to celebrate African American authors. Consider this a virtual invitation to do the same.

The Brontës and Austen Redux, Redux | Wyatt’s World

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There is a new wave of retellings of Austen and the Brontës happening now and into the spring, seeking to reinvent the beloved classics. Here are five forthcoming titles in that mold.