In the Kingdom of Ice | RA Crossroads

In the Kingdom of Ice

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. Here the quest for the fabled open polar seas leads me down a winding path.

Iggulden’s Stormbird: Battling Kings and Their Comrades | RA Crossroads

Wars of the Roses

Richly set and vividly realized, Iggulden’s opening account of the long-waged battle for England’s crown is engrossing and deftly achieved.

From Cosmos to the Universe Within | RA Crossroads

Cosmos

Readers’ advisory (RA) recommends Cosmos, from the discoveries that led to the invention of motors to explanations of evolution and extinction. Lead patrons to a richly mixed universe of watch-alikes, read-arounds, & more

Reichl’s Delicious! | RA Crossroads

Delicious

Reichl’s debut novel Delicious! captures the New York City food scene and those who create it with lavish detail and great warmth; Allen’s Sugar Queen, Wolff’s Vintage Affair, and other read-alikes follow

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | RA Crossroads

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Readers’ Advisory expert Neal Wyatt shares the charm and subtle heft of one bookseller’s life, the process of building family, and the narratives that stay with us.

The Sixth Extinction | RA Crossroads

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Extinctions and their multiple causes leads readers down a winding path of discovery.

The Lost Sisterhood | RA Crossroads

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Mythic tales of the Amazons begin with Fortier

From Remodelista to HGTV’s Sarah’s House | RA Crossroads

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Design books and blogs lead readers down a winding path

The Most of Nora Ephron | RA Crossroads

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The richness of Ephron’s spry, vivid, and insightful writing invites gleeful reading, listening, and watching

Provence, 1970 Begins a Food Revolution | RA Crossroads

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A seminal meal in southeast France leads to a culinary revolution; suggest these read-alikes, read-arounds, and watch-around to immerse patrons in your library’s cooking, art, and DVD collections.

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