LJ Media Reviews: December 1, 2015


Audio fiction from Gottlieb, Higgins, Penny, Stradal; nonfiction on song production, medicine, grammar and God. Starred films, from Indian Summers to Glen Campbell to the final season of Downton Abbey

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

Fiction from Taylor and Debuter Trilivas | Xpress Reviews


Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers, and this latest installment does not disappoint; Trilivas’s debut will leave you travel hungry and somewhat dissatisfied with daily life—an enjoyable and light read

Fiction from Chamberlain, Kinsella, and Rowell | Xpress Reviews


Chamberlain latest will be popular with contemporary fiction fans, readers will be scrambling to get their hands on Kinsella’s latest installment, Rowell aficionados will be clamoring for this coming-of-age novel

LJ Media Reviews: November 1, 2015


Audio fiction from Clegg, Grafton, Weiner; nonfiction on the Great War, epic survival, Edward I. Video stars Judgement at Nuremberg and Love Between the Covers. Trailers of Burroughs, Life, and Xenia

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 1, 2015


Winners of the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest, festive inspirational CF, top fall indie fiction, recent Jewish fiction, plus riveting new entries from Crais, Eco, Preston/Child

Mary Gaitskill, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, & Chris Ewan | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Berlin, Lucia. A Manual for Cleaning Women. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504676519. Reader TBA. This volume compiles the best work of short-story writer Berlin, who crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling […]

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

Fiction from Eskens, Farnsworth, Leigh, Scottoline, Toyne, and Valente | Xpress Reviews


Fans of Harry Bosch will eat up Eskens’s latest, Farnsworth’s blend of historical fiction and cutting-edge science adventure, a compelling historical series opener from Leigh, Scottoline won’t disappoint, Toyne turns in a subtle thriller, Valente is a major voice in modern sf and fantasy

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, September 2015

Cast your eye on Watchman, in the top spot; Coates’s treatise enters nonfiction at No. 2