From Finders Keepers to A Man Called Ove to the Original Star Trek | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, November 1, 2016

Admit The Exterminating Angel; a Greater college success story; A Man Called Ove gets a second chance; TV’s Star Trek launches a genre

A Female Perspective | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2016

From fiercely determined to quietly striving, the ladies filling these pages reward readers’ attention as they forge and define their lives.

Chase’s Debut of the Month, Butler, Mishani, Rendahl, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, November 1, 2016

CRIME FICTION IS ESSENTIALLY ABOUT solving crime, in most cases, involving murder. While this plot structure may seem simple, many writers use it to explore current cultural and social values.

Folklore & Fairy Tales | Art & Humanities Reviews, November 1, 2016

A valuable anthology of French Decadent fairy tales; an insightful cultural history of the mythical, self-immolating Pheonix; a welcome addition to Jewish and European history; scholarly, complete, and engaging, Ireland’s Immortals

Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Getting To Know Giallo | Video Reviews, November 1, 2016

Giallo films, a genre originating in Italy, are an evolutionary step between the classic murder mystery and the American slasher film craze of the 1970s and 1980s. Visually the emphasis is on presenting shocking and unusual murders.

Map Quest | Social Sciences Reviews, November 1, 2016

History of the World in Maps is an absorbing browse as well as a valuable companion to history classes; Great City Maps is a worthwhile stand-alone purchase; something different for both crafters and cartophiles

Teen-Parent Trust, Creative Block Play, Blended Families, Tech Education | Parenting Reviews, November 1, 2016

Brown’s work is full of practical expectations; a solid offering for tech-education collections; Hicks delivers a healthy framework for negotiating a stable family structure; Creative Block Play should be on every early childhood educator’s bookshelf

Heating Things Up | Erotica Reviews, November 1, 2016

In addition to queer naughtiness, kinky Christmas “gifts,” and a delightfully dirty historical novel with momentum, mystery, and plenty of passion, we also take a look at two sizzling summer erotica events

Q&A: Katherine Reay, Author of A Portrait of Emily Price

Katherine Reay made her fiction debut in 2013 with Dear Mr. Knightly, a romantic tale with a soupçon of Jane Austen and new adult appeal. Her novels incorporate literary references with story lines about young women making crucial life decisions.