A Voice in the Wilderness | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2016

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The six books below shed light on the forest, highlighting its glory and its shadowy depths, while readers can immerse themselves in those worlds knowing they are safe in their favorite chair.

Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling | RA Crossroads

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As Bryson fans would expect, this adventure around William Shakespeare’s blessed plot is at times riotously funny, at others warmly descriptive of place and quickly paced.

LibraryReads January 2016

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Some welcome nonfiction makes the first LibraryReads list of the new year, with librarians favoring Bill Bryson’s latest as one of January’s best reads. Beloved fiction authors make the list too, with titles by Elizabeth Strout, Dean Koontz, and Ian Rankin also on librarians’ bedside tables. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list […]

From Cosmos to the Universe Within | RA Crossroads

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Readers’ advisory (RA) recommends Cosmos, from the discoveries that led to the invention of motors to explanations of evolution and extinction. Lead patrons to a richly mixed universe of watch-alikes, read-arounds, & more

The Author as Narrator | Wyatt’s World

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Audiobook month wrapped up last week with five must-listens from authors John le Carré, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman, and Eve Ensler.