Friday, June 28, 2013

Library Journal's Readers' Shelf


Every Picture Tells a Story:  Illustrated Reads




A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
By Larson, Hope
Author L'Engle, Madeleine
Illustrator Larson, Hope
2012-10 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374386153 Check Our Catalog

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three MrsNWho, Whatsit, and WhichNthe memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save the universe in the Newbery award-winning classic. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Larson takes the classic story to a new level. …More


The Graphic Canon, Volume 2: From
The Graphic Canon, Volume 2: From "Kubla Khan" to the Bronte Sisters to the Picture of Dorian Gray
By Kick, Russ
Contribution by Crumb, Maxon
Contribution by Grimly, Gris
2012-10 - Seven Stories Press
9781609803780 Check Our Catalog

Based on the wealth of literature from the 1800s, several artists present their versions of iconic literary figures, including interpretations of "Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, Oliver Twist, Crime and Punishment," and more. …More


Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist
Sophie Crumb: Evolution of a Crazy Artist
By Crumb, Sophie
Editor Crumb, R.
Editor Crumb, A.
2010-11 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393079968 Check Our Catalog

Sifting through dozens of their daughter's sketchbooks, this generation's most celebrated graphic artists have, with their only child, Sophie, now selected more than 300 paintings and drawings that depict her artistic and psychological maturation. …More


Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir
By Georges, Nicole J.
2013-01 - Mariner Books
9780547615592 Check Our Catalog

In a charming graphic memoir that Alison Bechdel calls "riveting," "disarming," and "haunting," a psychic reading spurs Portland 'zinester Nicole Georges to uncover an old secret about her father and the family story she never knew. …More


The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
By Sandell, Laurie
2009-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316033053 Check Our Catalog

Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a top women's magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad's life, she makes an astonishing discovery: he's not the man he says he is--not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them--herself. …More


Scenes from an Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir
Scenes from an Impending Marriage: A Prenuptial Memoir
By Tomine, Adrian
2011-02 - Drawn & Quarterly
9781770460348 Check Our Catalog

The most personal and autobiographical work of Tomine's career, "Scenes from an Impending Marriage" is a charming, delightful token of love. …More