Spilt Milk: The Ripple Effect of Character Choices | The Reader’s Shelf

Fall on Your Knees

Some actions have unanticipated and unpleasant effects. These six titles explore how characters deal with those consequences—or avoid them—and the larger ramifications of their choices.

From Cosmos to the Universe Within | RA Crossroads

Cosmos

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

Privacy, Data, and the Clandestine | Wyatt’s World

The Good Spy

No Place To Hide for The Good Spy; from The Snowden Files to Big Data, a Dragnet Nation

May Debuts plus a Sophomore Effort | Wyatt’s World

The Pearl That Broke It's Shell

Four first (disturbing, rocket-fast, quick-reading, ambitious) novels and a new favorite author returns

Reichl’s Delicious! | RA Crossroads

Delicious

Reichl’s debut novel Delicious! captures the New York City food scene and those who create it with lavish detail and great warmth; Allen’s Sugar Queen, Wolff’s Vintage Affair, and other read-alikes follow

Books for Grads | Wyatt’s World

all the light we cannot see

“After-school” reads that entertain (All the Light We Cannot See), open our eyes (The Last Train to Zona), and guide Thanks for the Feedback

Books That Scream Ice Cream | Wyatt’s World

Ample Hills

From Jeni’s Splendid to Ruby Violet’s, these ice cream books are filled with flavor.

The Art of Trip Planning | Wyatt’s World

Paris

Five different ways to approach thinking about travel collections, from old standby titles to less obvious choices.

Marching Down the Stacks: Books for the Wedding Season | Wyatt’s World

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Five titles to spruce up your wedding collection: some are old, most are new, and one is blue.

Fright, Fever, Flu: Absorbing but Scary Medical Histories | The Reader’s Shelf

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A public fascination with the plague and disease in general has resulted in some fine science writing; the six titles gathered here demonstrate the impact these diseases have had on humanity, but they also highlight the key developments in science and public health that have driven down the rates of infection. From the April 1 issue.

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