From a Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature to Great Lives from History: American Women to Gun Politics in America, and a useful ACI Scholarly Blog Index for academic libraries
Native American History, Global Meals, the Middle East, U.S. Presidencies | Reference Short Takes, August 2016
Running competitions are the most elemental of Olympic events, with a pedigree dating back to the Classical Games and Pheidippides’s legendary trek from Marathon to Athens. Readers seeking to immerse themselves in the lore and feel of the sport have a wealth of titles to choose from that will sweep them up into Rudyard Kipling’s “unforgiving minute” filled “with sixty seconds of distance run.”
Readers would do well to suspend disbelief and open their hearts to the romance, the lush prose, and the mystery of Helen Sedgwick’s original and inventive debut; a pleasurable read for lovers of historical fiction and for those longing for reassurance that following one’s passion does indeed lead to healing and belonging.