Dunkirk: The Battle That Altered History | RA Crossroads

In his storytelling approach to the events, figures, and actions of the start of World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, Korda pulls readers in with a mix of history and his own family’s experience of war.

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.

Wonder Woman, Wonderfully Reinvented | RA Crossroads

Already shaping up to be a cultural touchstone, the new Wonder Woman film illustrates the deep draw of bravery and honor while exploring superhero action and the heroic journey of coming of age.

Novel New Directions: Fresh Takes on the Literary Mashup | RA Crossroads

Begin with Theodore Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, a smart, engrossing, and multilayered read in which characters lay claim to both their past and future.

Intoxicating Reads, Listens, and Views: Begin with Bianca Bosker’s “Cork Dork” | RA Crossroads

As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” 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, wine leads me down a winding path.

Beauty and the Beast Redux | RA Crossroads

The story of Beauty and the Beast, first published by the French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740, is a fraught one, oft used as an example of repulsive messaging toward women and argued over by scholars.

Lincoln in the Bardo (What To Read, Listen to Next) | RA Crossroads

In his first novel, Saunders creates a kind of polyphonic spree, with more than 100 different voices telling a tale of pain, loss, and anger but also love and communion.

No Longer Hidden Figures | RA Crossroads

Simultaneously joyful, smart, immensely entertaining, and elegantly confrontational of the prejudices women endured, Hidden Figures speeds by with the magnetic pull of achievement.

Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

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, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.

Next Force Awakens: What To Watch, Read, Listen To | RA Crossroads

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, all things Star Wars lead me down a winding path.