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.

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.

What To Read After Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | RA Crossroads

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Marking its sesquicentennial in 2015 with global celebratory events taking place through late fall, Carroll’s poetic mix of nonsense, whimsy, and charming threat remains evergreen.

The Witches: Salem, 1692 | RA Crossroads

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Schiff wades into the malice, fear, power play, and seething resentment that fueled the Salem witch trials, detailing the central figures and offering a play-by-play of the hearings’ key moments.

A Taste of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking | RA Crossroads

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Zahav is destined to be stained with olive oil, dog-eared within a year, and become the source of the “secret family recipe” for hummus and beet salad.

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.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection readers’ advisory (RA) service goes where it may. In this column, Beryl Markham leads me down a winding path.

A New Adaptation of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, two magicians lead me down a winding path.

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads

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Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.

Kurson’s Pirate Hunters Lead the Quest for Buried Treasure | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, pirate treasure leads me down a winding path.