Best Sellers | Audiobooks, November 1, 2014

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A blood feud, a perfect life, and an arsonist!

For All Audiences: the LGBT Experience, the Aftermath of 9/11, Holocaust Histories, Plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Interviews with men and women elected to public office who are openly LGBT, the life and work of Noam Chomsky, one of the backstories of September 11, 2001, the fate of Jewish children in Belgium who escaped the Holocaust.

French’s Latest Dublin Murder, Mandel’s Breakout; Miller on 20th-Century American History | Audiobook Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Nerve-wracking psychological suspense, excellently narrated by Hogan and Hutchinson; Potter demonstrates her talent and tells Mandel’s story of the survivors of a worldwide pandemic; Jazz Age Manhattan, endlessly appealing.

Clayton’s Innocents, the Life of Ray Mancini, the Roosevelts, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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An “adult ghost story”; former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; the private and public lives of the extraordinary Roosevelt family; a portrayal of the indomitable human spirit.

African American Lives: Books for February, Black History Month

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These 100 titles celebrate the rich variety of the lives of the community’s artists, ­businesspeople, athletes, scholars, activists, and more.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, October 2014

The Heist steals the top spot from The Goldfinch; Unbroken breaks back into No. 1.

Fiction from Abercrombie and Hodgson; Nonfiction from Hofmann | Audiobook Reviews

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Abercrombie entertains and surprises with plot twists right up to the final pages, Lee does an excellent job telling Hodgson’s story and bringing its many characters to life, a familial “contract” that covers behavior on tech devices and online.

Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles

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These holiday tales will soon have you wanting to pack up and visit a small town (or island) for Christmas, so settle in for another snowy season of crime and family get-togethers.

Classic Drama, Where Dreams Come True, A Portrait of Faithfulness and Freedom, Plus New Trailers | Video Reviews

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Libraries can expand their film offerings in a hurry and at a good price with Acorn’s Classic Drama Collection, Greasepaint spends less time on jokes and pratfalls and more on what it means to be a family.

Nonfiction Takes the Cake: From Middle East History to Memoir to Physics for Poets | Audiobook Reviews

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Recommend Bird’s The Good Spy for students of Middle East and late 20th-century history, Brierly’s Long Way Home to memoir listeners, and for erudite, lifelong learners Kouzes’s Physics for Poets.

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