LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

This valuable and much-needed anthology is highly recommended for readers interested in folklore and African American history; a vital resource for writers and readers seeking a comprehensive exploration of the life cycle of the book; Murad provides a rare glimpse into the rich culture of the Yazidi; terrific new tools for both new and experienced dog owners; an engrossing cautionary tale for lovers of nature and the Great Lakes in particular

LJ Media | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Wise, stellar, accomplished, Hadley’s collection will appeal to literary aficionados; all libraries would serve their patrons well by having Churchill & Orwell in their collections; a thoughtful exploration of the music of Palestine past and present; this Happy Film offers viewers good company, stimulating conversation fodder, and a dare to examine their own life goals

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Allende puts a human face on the realities of illegal immigration, broken hearts, courage, and healing; Ellis has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting; Fans of the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano’s well-crafted debut; for fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler’s long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; Ata’s artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements

LJ Reference | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This well-organized, clearly written, and accessible compilation of African American History offers a solid reference for a wide range of users; highly recommended for genealogists researching individuals who may have been involved in the Indian Wars of the American South, 1610–1858; 11 e-resources that allow users to stream almost anything from anywhere

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This large-format global selection should fascinate readers with a taste for architecture, landscape architecture, and/or the environment; Ehrman’s lively and thoroughly researched volume is bound to become a standard text on early church history; autumn memoir picks—something to interest anyone; for aficionados of business and technology history, this volume is worth the investment

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

Onayemi unmistakeably enhances what’s on the page, proving again that the Bard is better performed than silently read; McCann’s letters are practical yet engaging, full of insights into what the act of writing is like; Director Aloni helms an optimistic story of musical and cultural cohesion—Nafar is dynamite onstage; The Guys Next Door focuses on the emotional journey shared by all parents

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This year, there’s plenty of homicide for the holidays: check out these 27 new tales of Yule; Zumas presents characters who are strong and determined, making her story that much more believable; top indie fiction for fall and Halloween; notable and new space opera from Wagers, Baker, and Hines; the latest romance has it all—finding love online, in the Old West, and with a Southern belle

LJ Reference | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

The World of Renaissance Italy offers incredible riches for advanced high school students, nonspecialist undergraduates, and general readers; Magill’s Literary Annual, 2017, will satisfy writers, editors, and academics studying current literature; Gale Small Business Builder will be a welcome resource for undergraduates, instructors, and, above all, entrepreneurs at any stage of establishing a business

LJ Media | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Despite glimmers of familiar playfulness, Backman has undoubtedly taken a dark turn in Beartown; Libraries will want to acquire Miss Burma immediately; The Pink Panther Collection brings together the best of these films and is highly recommended for public and academic libraries; Sink or Swim will leave the audience thinking further on the effects of global warming on real people

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses