Spilt Milk: The Ripple Effect of Character Choices | The Reader’s Shelf

Fall on Your Knees

Some actions have unanticipated and unpleasant effects. These six titles explore how characters deal with those consequences—or avoid them—and the larger ramifications of their choices.

Warm Nostalgia: Revisiting Summer Settings | Reader’s Shelf

Beach House Memories

A socialite finds love at last, a young outsider finds a new identity, a band of high schoolers transition to adulthood, and a family discovers home is a place filled with magic, peculiar characters, and love

Halfway to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf

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With Halloween only six months away, now is the perfect time to reacquaint your patrons with the thrills that come from reading a chilling tale.

Fright, Fever, Flu: Absorbing but Scary Medical Histories | The Reader’s Shelf

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A public fascination with the plague and disease in general has resulted in some fine science writing; the six titles gathered here demonstrate the impact these diseases have had on humanity, but they also highlight the key developments in science and public health that have driven down the rates of infection. From the April 1 issue.

Trashy Pulps Spun into Literary Gold | The Reader’s Shelf

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Their beat goes on; writers who changed the landscape of pop fiction

Hold the Bonbons, Add the Adventures | The Reader’s Shelf

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This Valentine’s Day explore the adventurous side of romances with these perilous quests—in which falling in love is a side benefit to staying alive.

Let’s Get Graphic: Creating Comics in Novel Ways | The Reader’s Shelf

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LJ contributor Tom Batten on innovative storytelling combining pictures and words

From the Horse’s Mouth: CCPL’s Favorite Books of 2013 | The Reader’s Shelf

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In celebration of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 90th anniversary, its dedicated group of librarians share their favorite titles of 2013.

The Reader’s Shelf | It Takes a Thief: True Art Crimes

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True crime is not just about blood and bodies. It also encompasses art theft. These titles explore permanent losses and recovered works.

Telling Stories Through Food

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These recent narrative cookbooks combine the twin pleasures of cooking and reading

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