Nonfiction RA Picks 2014 : A Sampling | Wyatt’s World


Among the “best-of” lists are Biss’s On Immunity, Johnson’s How We Got to Now, Kolbert’s Sixth Extinction, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, and Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice.

Books on Books for the Giving Season | Wyatt’s World


From Novel Interiors to Novel Living, these five offerings will inspire the imagination.

Russian Reading | Wyatt’s World


There seems to be a sudden flurry of books about Russia right now. From Limonov to Stalin, these five titles attest to epic journeys, lives, and a country’s past and present.

The Countdown Ends in Your Kitchen: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World


From Bittman’s How To Cook Everything Fast and Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen to the playbook for Dinner, these cookbooks will teach you how to prepare a delicious meal.

Regional Foodways: Travel by Way of Skillet, Dutch Oven, or Oyster Knife | Wyatt’s World


Here are five titles that offer the twin pleasures of travel and food—and perhaps a gentle nudge to try something brand new this Thanksgiving (more than one book includes a recipe using pumpkins).

Cookbook Countdown: Baking | Wyatt’s World

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For those who want either to move beyond the pumpkin or pecan pie or simply learn to bake better before tackling a new version, these five books will both instruct and inspire.

Countdown to Thanksgiving: A Four-Week Tour of Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Five key 2014 cookbooks about which every collection development librarian and readers’ advisor should know.

Horror Short Stories | Wyatt’s World


Readers might need to consider short stories to fit in some frights before the season passes them by; here are five collections that should please fans and intrigue those dipping into the horror genre for the first time.

Vintage Finds | Wyatt’s World


The allure of decades-old fashion and design is still going strong; here are five titles to consider adding to your collection.

Short on Pages, Long on Pleasure | Wyatt’s World


Atwood’s tales of imagination, biting wit, and power; the heady, fantastic, and fantastical Calvino; a feast of the “Best American” short stories; Munro is a sure bet; and Rash’s talents include gems of atmosphere and description.