You’re the Boss. Now What? | Collection Development: Building a Small Business, December 1, 2015


Between new technological options and the desire to return to handmade and local goods, there are plenty of opportunities for new and small businesses—and plenty to learn. These 25 resources combine the latest and lasting advice for new entrepreneurs.

They Work Hard for Their Money | African American Fiction (and More)


As authors put their characters through their paces, readers learn what these protagonists do for money. The list of jobs from this month’s selections includes credit card scam artists, a biochemist, a Navy SEAL, a construction contractor, a lawyer, and finally an owner of a strip club. Such varied résumés!

Pepper Pot | LJ Reviews


Home gardeners as well as avid chili heads will appreciate the vast quantity of peppers covered in The Field Guide to Peppers; Maguire offers a taste of the spice culture that is sure to lure many to the hot side

Back to Basics: Treatises on Human Origins | LJ Reviews


Begun’s Real Planet of the Apes is suitable for those with an academic background in the subject; Hands isn’t an easy read; Mesler and Cleaves are timely and accessible; Rothman will appeal to specialists

Boroson’s Debut of the Month, Novellas from Cato, Polansky, Underwood, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2015


THE DAYS ARE GETTING shorter, and it might be just the time to pick up some shorter books as well. The novella, a format that usually ranges in length somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 words, is a tricky piece of publishing.

Sweets at the End | Wyatt’s World


All good things come to a close, and with Thanksgiving upon us, so does the Great Fall Cookbook Countdown. Fittingly, the final week’s selections look at baking—from breads to cakes to dream-worthy cookies.

Audiobooks from Box, Harris, Lee, and Rushdie | Xpress Reviews


Box, a master at describing Western landscapes and personalities, is at his best with this thriller; a so-so effort from Harris; for both thriller fans and listeners who enjoy elements of sf; Rushdie may be just the thing for atheistic listeners

Graphic Novels from Darrow & others, Fialkov & Infurnari, Hanshaw, & Pérez & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Knock-down, drag-out fights on a mammoth scale; a riveting series that draws you in; Wonder Women Omnibus showcases a great anthology of storytelling and collaborative efforts

Nonfiction on Teen Clubs, the Fed, Christmas Carols, Religion, Brain Disease, Aid Workers | Xpress Reviews


Nonfiction on teen clubs, Bernanke and the Fed, Christmas carols, religion and public life, brain disease and addictions, aid workers

Fiction from Ewan, Horowitz, and Mosher | Xpress Reviews


Fans of thrillers and suspense will enjoy this latest tale from Ewan; Horowitz crafts a story about love and loyalty that’s at once touching and giddily silly; Mosher’s novel is compelling in its intricacy