LJ Media | Review Alert, November 15, 2017

Below is a list of Audio and Video titles to be reviewed in the November 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience. Also included are titles recently reviewed as online-only Xpress Reviews.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: Urban Fiction/Street Lit, Historical Fiction, and Thrillers, especially Technothrillers and Psychological (contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Performing Arts and Fine Arts, particularly Architectural and Modern Art (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); Political Science (domestic and international) and True Crime (contact Amanda Mastrull, amastrull@mediasourceinc.com). For reviewer guidelines or to fill out an application, go to ow.ly/GI6P30gl2Dn.

AUDIO

Fiction

**Arimah, Lesley Nneka. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. digital download. 5:19 hrs. Books on Tape. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9781524751456. $47.50. F

Child, Lee, ed. MatchUp. 13 CDs. 15:15 hrs. S. & S. Audio. Jun. 2017. ISBN 978508233886. $52.99. digital download. MYS

Donlea, Charlie. The Girl Who Was Taken. 9 CDs. 10:48 hrs. Recorded Bks. May 2017. ISBN 9781501945380. $102.75. digital download. F

Honeyman, Gail. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. 9 CDs. 11:02 hrs. Books on Tape. May 2017. ISBN 9781524749705. $40. digital download. F

Kang, Lydia. A Beautiful Poison. 9 CDs. 11:23 hrs. Brilliance. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781536667868. $24.99. 1 MP3-CD. F

Miura, Shion. The Great Passage. tr. from Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 6 CDs. 8 hrs. Brilliance. Jun. 2017. ISBN 9781536631852. $14.99. 1 MP3-CD. F

Moriarty, Sarah. North Haven. 7 CDs. 9 hrs. Brilliance. Jun. 2017. ISBN 9781536628074. $14.99. 1 MP3-CD. F

**Trafford, J.D. Little Boy Lost. 7 CDs. 9:08 hrs. Brilliance. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781536649109. $16.99. 1 MP3-CD. F

Truss, Lynne. The Lunar Cats. 6 CDs. 6:15 hrs. Recorded Bks. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781501967795. $72.75. digital download. F

**Valente, Catherynne. The Refrigerator Monologues. 5 CDs. 5 hrs. HighBridge. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9781681689074. $24.99. digital download. F

Wheeler, Theodore. Kings of Broken Things. 9 CDs. 11 hrs. Brilliance. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781536624410. $34.99. 1 MP3-CD. F

Nonfiction

Alexander, Stephon. The Jazz of Physics. 6 CDs. 7:39 hrs. Dreamscape. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9781520078144. $49.99. 1 MP3-CD. SCI/MUSIC

Bell, W. Kamau. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. 9 CDs. 10:31 hrs. Books on Tape. May 2017. ISBN 9781524733780. $45. digital download. MEMOIR

**Bruder, Jessica. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. 8 CDs. 10 hrs. HighBridge. Sept. 2017. ISBN 9781681687186. $34.99. digital download. SOC SCI

Clark, Christopher. Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947. 23 CDs. 28:27 hrs. Tantor. Feb. 2017. ISBN 9781515916024. $69.99. digital download. HIST

Gandhi, Arun. The Gift of Anger and Other Lessons Learned from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi. 6 CDs. 7 hrs. S. & S. Audio. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9781508233855. $29.99. digital download. MEMOIR

Hansen, Suzy. Notes on a Foreign Country: An American in a Post-American World. 9 CDs. 10:30 hrs. HighBridge. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781681686844. $34.99. digital download. SOC SCI

Poundstone, Paula. The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness. 6 CDs. 7:30 hrs. HighBridge. May 2017. ISBN 9781681684031. $34.99. digital download. MEMOIR

Roscher, Ellie. Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya’s Slums Started a Revolution. 7 CDs. 8:35 hrs. Dreamscape. Aug. 2017. ISBN 9781520076515. $49.99. 1 MP3-CD. ED

Ryan, April. At Mama’s Knee. 5 CDs. 6 hrs. Recorded Bks. May 2017. ISBN 9781541402980. $29.99. digital download. MEMOIR

Stone, Geoffrey R. Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century. 17 CDs. 20:45 hrs. HighBridge. Mar. 2017. ISBN 9781681684475. $54.99. digital download. LAW

Viskontas, Indre. 12 Essential Scientific Concepts. (Great Courses). 12 CDs. 12 hrs. Recorded Bks. Oct. 2015. ISBN 9781490659589. $100.75. digital download. SCI

VIDEO

FICTION

Elvis Presley: Clambake. 99+ min. Arthur H. Nadel. DVD UPC 027616867704. $14.98; Blu-ray UPC 738329216436. $29.95.
Elvis Presley: Frankie and Johnny. 87+ min. Frederick de Cordova. Blu-ray UPC 738329216290. $29.95.
ea. vol: dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. F

Psychomania. 90+ min. Don Sharp, dist. by Arrow Video c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2017. Blu-ray/DVD combo UPC 760137972389. $29.95. F/Horror

Striking Out: Series 1. 2 discs. 214+ min. Lisa James Larsson, dist. by Acorn Media, acorn.tv. 2017. DVD UPC 054961255597. $39.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV

The Wedding Plan. 110+ min. In Hebrew w/English subtitles. Rama Burshtein, dist. by Lionsgate, www.lionsgate.com. 2017. DVD UPC 031398266624. $19.98. Rated: PG. F

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Alive and Kicking. 89+ min. Susan Glatzer, dist. by Magnolia Home Entertainment, www.magpictures.com. 2017. DVD UPC 876964015509. $26.98. SDH subtitles. DANCE

Mali Blues. 93+ min. In English, French, Bambara, & Tamasheq w/English subtitles. Lutz Gregor, dist. by Icarus Films, www.icarusfilms.com. 2017. DVD UPC 854565002081. $348. Public performance; home version. homevideo.icarusfilms.com. $26.98. MUSIC

Samba & Jazz. color & b/w. 86 min. In Brazilian Portuguese & English w/English subtitles. Jefferson Mello, dist. by Magic Lantern, www.magic-lantern-films.com. 2016. DVD $298. Public performance. MUSIC

**Keep Quiet. 96+ min. In Hungarian & English w/English subtitles. Joseph Martin & Sam Blair, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. DVD UPC 738329215316. $29.95. REL

Ultimate Wheels: Transforming Rust Buckets into Supercars. 2 discs. 365 min. Ben Cole, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 818506020220. $29.99; public performance $199.99. Closed-captioned. SPORTS/TECH

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Family Mission: The TJ Lobraico Story. 81 min. Scott Mactavish, dist. by Virgil Films, www.virgilfilmsent.com. 2017. DVD UPC 829567125021. $19.99. BIOG/MILITARY HIST

Guangzhou Dream Factory. 65 min. In English, French, & Mandarin w/English subtitles. Christiane Badgley, dist. by Raymar Educational Films, www.info@gzdreamfactory.com. 2017. DVD $300. Public performance; streaming via Kanopy. BUS/INT AFFAIRS

Heroes of the Somme: Celebrating the Heroes of Mankind’s Bloodiest Battle. color & b/w. 60 min. Edward Hart, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 818506020312. $24.99; public performance $199.99. Closed-captioned. HIST

Volta à Terra (Back to the Land). 78 min. João Pedro Plácido, dist. by First Pond Entertainment, www.firstpond.com. DVD UPC 635665936595. $349; digital $499. Public performance; home version $24.99. INT AFFAIRS

To Be a Miss: The Cult and Culture of Beauty in Venezuela. 84 min. In Spanish & English w/English subtitles. Edward Ellis, dist. by Passion River, www.passionriver.com. 2017. DVD UPC 602573364529. $59.95. Public performance. WOMEN’S STUDIES/INT AFFARS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

**The Great British Baking Show: Season 4. 3 discs. 10+ hrs. Andy Devonshire, dist. by PBS, www.shoppbs.org. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781531702069. $19.99. SDH subtitles. COOKING/TV

To the Ends of the Earth. 80/55 min. David Lavallée, dist. by Green Planet Films, www.greenplanetfilms.org. 2016. DVD UPC 714497274140. $39; acad. libs. $195. Public performance; closed-captioned. ENVIRONMENT

When Two Worlds Collide. 103 min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel, dist. by First Run Features, www.firstrunfeatures.com. 2016. DVD UPC 720229917155. $19.95. ENVIRONMENT

**Unlocking the Cage. 91+ min. Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker, dist. by First Run Features, www.firstrunfeatures.com. 2017. DVD UPC 720229917339. $24.95. SDH subtitles. SCI

PILGER PRODUCTIONS

The Coming War on China. 112+ min. John Pilger, dist. by Bullfrog Films, www.bullfrogfilms.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781941545768. $24.95; public performance $350. SDH subtitles. POL SCI

Utopia: An Epic Story of Struggle and Resistance. 2 discs. 122+ min. John Pilger, dist. by Bullfrog Films, www.bullfrogfilms.com. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781941545089. $325 (Rental: $95). Public performance; SDH subtitles; home version. Icarus Films, homevideo.icarusfilms.com. DVD UPC 194154508427. $29.98. INT AFFAIRS

FAST SCANS: TOP FOREIGN & INDIE PICKS

Beatriz at Dinner. 82+ min. Lionsgate. 2017. DVD UPC 031398268642. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 031398269496. $24.99. Rated: R.

David Lynch: The Art Life. 88+ min. Criterion Collection. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681433608. $19.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433592. $29.95.

Louise by the Shore (aka Louise en hiver). 75 min. First Run Features. 2016. DVD UPC 720229917414. $24.95.

Maurice. 140+ min. Cohen Media Group. 1987. DVD UPC 741952838098. $22.99; 2-disc Blu-ray UPC 741952838197. $30.99. Rated: R.

Moka. 90+ min. In French w/English subtitles. Film Movement. 2016. DVD UPC 859686006321. $24.99.

 

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