Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, Fully Tamed | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, William Shakespeare leads me down a winding path.

Love at First Read: Romance Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2016

Romance, at its giddy outset, is about beginnings. It is then fitting to read debuts concerning love in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

First Novelists Clegg, Foroutan, Islam, Jaffe, Samuel, & Others | Debut Fiction, July 2015

Readers will be transfixed by Clegg’s stellar language and storytelling; Islam merges fascinating narrative, honest characters, and the rich history and culture of Bangladesh; Samuel stuns with a heart-stopping narrative