In Wartime | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2016, Pt. 2


Cozzens, Peter. The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West. Knopf. Oct. 2016. 576p. ISBN 9780307958044. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780307958051. HISTORY In the 16 books he has authored or edited, Cozzens has written about both the Civil War and the Indian Wars of the American West. Here he […]

Mary Roach, Tig Notaro, & Amy Tan | Audio in Advance June 2016 | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in June 2016

FDR’s Last Months, African American Women Mathematicians, & More | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Sept. 2016, Pt. 3


Lelyveld, Joseph. His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. Knopf. Sept. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9780385350792. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385350808. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORY A former executive editor of the New York Times and author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Move Your Shadow, Lelyveld doesn’t give us overarching biography but an incisive slice of life […]

Pearl Harbor, Stalin’s Last American Spy, & More | History Previews, Sept. 2016, Pt. 3


Clark, Lloyd. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler’s Lightning War: France 1940. Atlantic Monthly. Sept. 2016. 384p. ISBN 978-0802125132. $27. HISTORY British historian Clark (The Battle of the Tanks: Kursk, 1943) examines the German army’s swift toppling of France and the Low Countries in spring 1940, arguing that it was not inevitable—the Germans needed the element […]

Eddie Huang, Lindy West, & Russell Banks | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks coming in May 2016

All Ears: Audiobook Favorites | The Reader’s Shelf, March 15, 2016

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More readers are finding audiobooks to be the perfect companion for a workout, commute, or simply the subject of focused attention. These six audiobooks represent some of the favorites of librarians across the country.

James McBride’s Quest for the Real James Brown | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Nonfiction


Ackerman, Jennifer. The Genius of Birds. HighBridge. ISBN 9781681681283. Reader TBA. Traveling around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research―the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states―Ackerman not only tells […]

Presidential Picks: Elect To Read These Nine Titles


An intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington as businessman, an important and timely work on the Great Society program, Lunde’s book is accessible to the lay reader and authenticated for the historian

Delia Ephron, Laura McHugh, Cynthia Ozick, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jul. 2016, Pt. 3


Bennett, Claire-Louise. Pond. Riverhead. Jul. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780399575891. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780399575914. SHORT STORIES Originally published by the Dublin press Stinging Fly, which has given us the likes of Kevin Barry and Colin Barrett, Bennett’s story collection attracted enough attention to get a book deal in Britain, where the Guardian called it “stunning.” This […]

Around the World in Eight Books | LJ Reviews


The Curious Map Book is colorful and fact-filled; Mind the Map is an enthralling work of art; Vargic’s work is great for family browsing; an unusual and high-quality contribution to World War II collections from Ward