Reading as Revisiting | Wyatt’s World

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James Bond is Solo, an illustrated Heart of Darkness, Wooster and Jeeves antics, fierce females, Wells gives a new edge to Star Wars

Returning to Stories: Five Continuations of Note | Wyatt’s World

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Five books with familiar characters, who reemerge in new locations and time periods.

Anchors Aweigh! A Flotilla of Good Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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A ship is a symbol of adventure, freedom, and exploration. Even landlubbers will want to launch their own voyages of discovery with these journeys.

Provence, 1970 Begins a Food Revolution | RA Crossroads

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A seminal meal in southeast France leads to a culinary revolution; suggest these read-alikes, read-arounds, and watch-around to immerse patrons in your library’s cooking, art, and DVD collections.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Five Books that Echo Other Stories | Wyatt’s World

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Poets and novelists in love; Amanda Knox’s fictitious other; who is St. Hilda of Whitby?; murder and journalism, a true story; Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel shadow

The Frontier of Food: Past, Present, Future | Wyatt’s World

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Warm up readers with books about food, the ideas that change food, and the people who create the change

Game On: Adventures in a Virtual World | The Reader’s Shelf

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A list of titles focusing on video games, from a nostalgic love letter to geekdom’s past to a researcher dedicated to showcasing the real-world benefits of gaming.

Fresh Starts with Debut Novelists | Wyatt’s World

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First novels offer the delights of discovery and the thrill of new possibilities to echo nicely the change of seasons

Tales from the Heartland | The Reader’s Shelf, August 2013

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The Reader’s Shelf emphasizes a mix of fiction, memoir, and journalism.

Historical Fiction: Back-to-School Reading for Grown-Ups | Wyatt’s World

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A woman fights for her rights in 19th-century New York City; a horrific murder in Iceland, 1829, sends the accused to a remote farm; the Emerald city meets the Depression; Austen’s Darcy and Elizabeth are recast; a young slave’s narrative revives the journey of John Brown to Harpers Ferry

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