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.

al-Shaykh’s One Thousand and One Nights | RA Crossroads

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Shahrazad talked her way out of death, transformed a king, and still inspires storytellers who continue to follow the tradition

Silva’s The English Girl | RA Crossroads

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LJ‘s readers’ advisory column stars Silva’s spy master Gabriel Allon then directs readers to Child’s The Hard Way, Steinhauer’s The Tourist, and more

HBO’s Game of Thrones | RA Crossroads

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Hidden heirs, dueling families, unfolding powers, one is closer the throne.

Dan Brown’s Inferno | RA Crossroads

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This month’s RA has Brown’s Dante leading the winding path back to the original Inferno: highlights include read-arounds in science, Botticelli’s drawings, Franz Liszt’s symphonic adaptation, and Celtic folk singer/ songwriter Loreena McKennitt.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane | RA Crossroads

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Gaiman starts this month’s reading crossroads. Fairy tales and fantasy, battles of forces, good and evil, short stories and audiobooks! Selections for the imagination.

Frances and Bernard | RA Crossroads

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In novelist Carlene Bauer’s Frances and Bernard, one word leads to another. Try read-alikes Starting out in the Evening and The Hours, read-arounds The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor and the Letters of Robert Lowell, and epistolary work 84 Charing Cross Road [the film] for more than one view.

Frozen in Time | RA Crossroads

Frozen in Time

Steer your patrons to Mitchell Zuckoff’s retelling of the November 1942 crash of a U.S. cargo plane into the Greenland Ice Cap, the loss of the B-17 sent to find it, and the loss of a Grumman Duck amphibious plane that had managed to rescue one B-17 crew member. LJ’s readers’ advisory suggests World War II narratives read-alikes, read-arounds, and watch-alikes.

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