Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World

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Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads

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

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World

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Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

Magazine Rack Readers’ Advisory: Summer Cooking | Wyatt’s World

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For pie fans Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love; meat lovers Franklin Barbecue, gardeners The Good Cook’s Book of Tomatoes; ice cream fans Van Leeuwen Artisan; and Essential Pépin

Book Display Readers’ Advisory: Assemble Grown-Up Picture Books | Wyatt’s World

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Build a book display of fine children’s books, or gather grown-up picture books—graphic novels, illustrated books, exhibition catalogs—that celebrate the pure delight of looking at a book as well as reading it.

Needle and Thread: Five Books To Refresh Your Collections | Wyatt’s World

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“Sewing” books range from dress patterns to appliqué, from needlepoint to embroidery. Here are five key titles that will update collections and please sewists of all kinds.

Fairy Tales and Fables: Old and New | Wyatt’s World

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Publishing seems to have been enchanted with fairy tales and fables lately. Here are five examples, ranging from a newly discovered cache of traditional stories to a long-awaited novel that mines beloved tropes to a debut that creates a fable for our time.

Hoping for Spring Gardens: Inspiration, Reference, and Guidance | Wyatt’s World

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In spite of the snow blanketing much of the country, gardens are getting ready to bloom. Here are five books to raise the spirits and prepare readers for the abundance to come.

Suggestions for February, African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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Learn, honor, and remember: read the Selected Letters of Langston Hughes, Lewis’s March, the Randalls’ new cookbook, White House correspondent Ryans’s memoir, and debut novelist Solomon’s Disgruntled.

Ruined Worlds: Five New Postapocalyptic Novels | Wyatt’s World

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The Only Ones prove to be apocalpytic-proof, Haig begins a new trilogy, strong worldbuilding and characterization from Newman, Repino’s debut battle tale, surreal adventures from first novelist van den Berg.