Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Reads | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2013


Reviews of graphic novels that encompass a wide variety of styles.

Reading and Living the Creative Life | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2013


Live the creative life vicariously in three novels about artists in passionate pursuit of their callings. Then look within to discover (or recover) your own creative DNA with the help of a writer, a world-renowned choreographer, and a creative arts therapist. Cassandra Mortmain’s father, a once-celebrated author, has been stymied by a years-long writer’s block, […]

Going to the Dogs: Some Waggingly Good Tales | The Reader’s Shelf, June 1, 2013


Dogs are not just our best friends. As these books prove, they are also our saviors, traveling companions, and earnest and loving teachers. In the early 1960s, John Steinbeck took a long and winding road trip across America with his poodle, Charley, by his side. Drawing on his sardonic wit, Steinbeck recorded many keen observations […]

The Reader’s Shelf: May 1, 2013


An examination of recent winners of the Sophie Brody Medal, which demonstrate the importance of learning and memory in Jewish culture.

Surviving Genocide: Memoirs of the Unthinkable | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2013


The men and women who survived genocide and helped others to survive deserve our everlasting admiration. Their heroic, suspenseful, and inspirational accounts are harrowing but vitally important reading.

Letters from Poets: The Reader’s Shelf | April 1, 2013


Celebrate National Poetry Month with collections of letters from acclaimed poets.

Mission to Mars: The Reader’s Shelf | March 15, 2013


Fiction and nonfiction on the topic of Mars.

The Reader’s Shelf | March 1, 2013


Members of the Reference & User Service Association’s Listen List suggest well-narrated audiobooks

Elegiac Ink: Death in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf: February 15, 2013


Reviews of graphic novels exploring the themes of death and mortality.

The Reader’s Shelf | February 1, 2013


Books exploring the concept of place

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