Emily Dickinson writes “life is such strong a vision that not one of it will fail.” One vision of life is poetry, so what does life look like in your library?
Steer your patrons to Mitchell Zuckoff’s retelling of the November 1942 crash of a U.S. cargo plane into the Greenland Ice Cap, the loss of the B-17 sent to find it, and the loss of a Grumman Duck amphibious plane that had managed to rescue one B-17 crew member. LJ’s readers’ advisory suggests World War II narratives read-alikes, read-arounds, and watch-alikes.
Experience the brilliance of audiobook narrator Simon Prebble in his own voice, listen-alikes, listen-arounds, and listen-agains. Readers’ advisory recommends Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell; Morgenstern’s The Night Circus; Eliot’s Middlemarch, Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities among others to get reading patrons listening.
As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, the quest for Everest leads me down a winding path. Begin: Rideout, Tanis. […]