Wonderful Returns: Five Novels by Beloved Authors | Wyatt’s World

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If discovering a new author is a pleasure in part because of the promise of many books to come, a new work by a beloved writer whom one has followed for years is equal cause for celebration. Here are five new titles by writers readers likely know well.

Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling | RA Crossroads

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As Bryson fans would expect, this adventure around William Shakespeare’s blessed plot is at times riotously funny, at others warmly descriptive of place and quickly paced.

Reintroductions: Five Sophomore Efforts | Wyatt’s World

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One of the thrills of discovering a debut author is the hope of having found a writer to follow for years to come. Here is an early season sample of second works already published or forthcoming in 2016.

War and Peace (Reading, Listening, Watching) | Wyatt’s World

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The Russians took over the airwaves this week with the BBC/Weinstein Company production of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace running on three cable networks at once.

Poetry: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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A deep breath amid the bustle of the season, a chance to reflect on the wonder of language; here are five books of poetry to savor.

Love at First Read: Romance Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2016

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Romance, at its giddy outset, is about beginnings. It is then fitting to read debuts concerning love in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

The Art of Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Novels centered on the experiences and fortunes of the creative class (as well as the scandalous, notorious, and demanding) make for great reading. Here are five forthcoming titles featuring at their core artists of all kinds

Reading About Downton Abbey | Wyatt’s World

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With the first episode of the sixth and final season of the beloved PBS drama series under their belts, readers might start to think of the endgame.

Short Stories for Short Days: A Selection from 2015 | Wyatt’s World

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Start the reading year with one final look back to 2015. This time consider short stories, those small treasures perfect for filling in the tiny breaks throughout the day.

Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.