Notable Nonfiction (and Some Fiction!) | Books for Dudes

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Dudes love their nonfiction, and six of this month’s BFD picks are in that mighty NF genre.

Fall Expectations: New Ventures | Wyatt’s World

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Coming this fall (either around the corner or in a few weeks) are some riveting works that introduce new perspectives from well-known names.

Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

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Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point.

Skyfaring with Mark Vanhoenacker | RA Crossroads

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Vanhoenacker is a pilot, but he could well be a philosopher poet. His memoir is as much a story of impressions and wordplay, of history, geography, and literature, as it is an explanation of a career in the sky.

Continuation Novels, Homages, and Other Ways To Revisit Beloved Characters | Wyatt’s World

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Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster, and a zombie-plagued Elizabeth Bennet are but three of the characters brought back from their literary graves to be born again in the pages of a book. Here are five more.

Back to School | Wyatt’s World

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Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.

Summer Reading Last Call | Wyatt’s World

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End-of-summer reading is upon us. What to pick? Here are five suggestions.

Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World

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Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

Postscript: Life in Letters | The Reader’s Shelf, August 2015

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Between paeans to the practice itself, collections of correspondence, and novels in letters, there is an embarrassment of riches out there for epistolary readers.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television

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What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.