LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2015


Fiction from King, Kwan, Pitre; nonfiction on human trafficking, the Vikings, treasure hunters, Marco Polo. Documentaries on LGBT people in Cameroon, Hurricane Sandy, organ donation programs, plus new Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Bu-ray

History, Dramedy, & David Lynch | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, September 1, 2015


From the Blood and Glory of the Civil War to the madness of Mulholland Dr. and Ethan Hawke in 1980s New York, new videos for all types of collections

Geraldine Brooks, J.M. Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, & the Return of Lisbeth Salander | Barbara’s Picks, Sept. 2015, Pt. 3


Brooks, Geraldine. The Secret Chord. Viking. Sept. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780670025770. $27.95. CD: Penguin Audio. HISTORICAL FICTION Brooks, who wins both prizes (e.g., the Pulitzer for March) and audiences (there are two million copies of her books out there), has always triumphed with historical subjects, and she’s back at it with this novel about King […]

Charles Baxter, Sara Blaedel, Nick Hornby, Reif Larsen, Peter Swanson, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2015, Pt. 4


Baxter, Charles. There’s Something I Want You To Do. Pantheon. Feb. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9781101870013. $24; ebk. ISBN ISBN 9781101870020. SHORT STORIES A National Book Award nominee for The Feast of Love, Baxter returns with his first story collection in 15 years. Piercingly elegant, as always, the stories are divided into two sections, one embodying […]

Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray | March 1, 2013

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Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases of note.

Fiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: From Ridley Pearson to Andrei Makine


Fiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: From Ridley Pearson to Andrei Makine