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

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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.

The Narrating Brilliance of Simon Prebble | RA Crossroads

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Experience the brilliance of audiobook narrator Simon Prebble in his own voice, listen-alikes, listen-arounds, and listen-agains. Readers’ advisory recommends Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; Morgenstern’s The Night Circus; Eliot’s Middlemarch, Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities among others to get reading patrons listening.

Tanis Rideout’s “Above All Things,” Read- and Watch-Alikes | Readers’ Advisory Crossroads

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As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, the quest for Everest leads me down a winding path. Begin: Rideout, Tanis. […]

Skyfall Read- and Watch-Alikes | Readers’ Advisory Crossroads

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As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, all things James Bond lead me down a winding path. Begin: Skyfall. 143 […]

Chris Ware’s Building Stories | RA Crossroads

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As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, Chris Ware and a big box lead me down a winding path. Begin: […]

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