LJ Media | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

Onayemi unmistakeably enhances what’s on the page, proving again that the Bard is better performed than silently read; McCann’s letters are practical yet engaging, full of insights into what the act of writing is like; Director Aloni helms an optimistic story of musical and cultural cohesion—Nafar is dynamite onstage; The Guys Next Door focuses on the emotional journey shared by all parents

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Despite glimmers of familiar playfulness, Backman has undoubtedly taken a dark turn in Beartown; Libraries will want to acquire Miss Burma immediately; The Pink Panther Collection brings together the best of these films and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries; Sink or Swim will leave the audience thinking further on the effects of global warming on real people

Audiobooks by Altman, Baldacci, Collins, Gill, Korelitz, McCall Smith, Vallere, & Verducci | Xpress Reviews

For listeners who enjoy the suspense genre; recommended for Amos Decker series fans; for listeners who enjoy uplifting contemporary fiction; best appreciated by those who knew New York during urban renewal; for fans of fish-out-of-water stories; of interest to Cubs fans

LJ Media | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

As far as Strout is concerned, Anything Is Possible; curious, intelligent, media-savvy readers will surely welcome Petersen’s perceptive, illuminating “unruly women;” this beautifully shot and executed film might inspire those in the depths of hopelessness to move beyond their addictions; a relatively quiet performance from punkster Pop

Louise Erdrich, S.A. Chakraborty, & Elizabeth Berg | November Fiction on Audio

Christmas stories from an sf/f master, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, and debuts from actor Krysten Ritter and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner

Escapes from the FLDS & the Islamic State | November Memoirs on Audio

Memoirs, from Nadia Murad, David Lebovitz, & Rachel Jeffs.

P.D. James Short Stories & a Reimagined In Cold Blood | Stephanie’s Picks

Series launches from Arnaldur Indridason and Victoria Thompson, plus short stories and historical fiction.

Jellyfish, Segregated Cities, & the Great Halifax Explosion | November Nonfiction on Audio

Nonfiction from John McPhee, Reza Aslan, & Diana Preston

Alternate History, Sea Voyages, & New Friends | YA Audiobooks Publishing in November

Audiobooks from Jasmine Warga, Megan Miranda, & Mira Grant.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond