LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, August 2017

A beautiful representation of Dutch painting and Vermeer; top football titles for summer/fall; major poets on the human experience; a Cold War espionage story that seems implausible but is still true; an enchanting book on the Himalayas and Indian culture; a vibrant and dynamic Pilgrimage in Islam; Oudolf’s aesthetics and mastery of plants will inspire a new regard for the regeneration of abandoned species

LJ Media | Review Alert, August 2017

Blauner’s Proving Groundis a compelling and believable thriller; Love is a literary journey well worth exploring; a sweet independent film tribute to musical talent, determination, and passionate friendships; Dark Angel is a must-see for PBS and British drama fans

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, August 2017

Brady’s riveting psychological debut chiller will wow thriller lovers; a must-read for DeMille’s many fans; Ribchester’s fascinating historical mystery is a sure bet for fans of Hitchcockian suspense; sexy, racy, and simmering with heart-pounding passion, Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; a Sip of Carr’s haunting first novel will leave readers hopeful for the future

LJ Reference Reviews: July 2017

Tucker’s work is best for undergraduate students of military history; an ideal volume for anyone with a serious interest in The Beatles; The Elements are the building blocks of our world, deserving a place in every school and public library; Brill’s valuable resource on the Middle East and Islamic Studies supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines

LJ Media Reviews: July 2017

Assadi’s already atmospheric Sonora is further enhanced by Nankani’s skillful narration; anyone interested in women’s history will find The Radium Girls fascinating; the presence of an untamed Vamp manages the exceptional feat of being both funny and scary; Look at Us Now, Mother!, libraries would do well to acquire award-winning Kirschenbaum’s latest

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 2017

Employing humor, affection, and the careful eye of a trained art historian, Gopnik offers an enjoyable and engaging story of New York City; Banks’s comprehensive Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide is indispensable; Lythcott-Haims faces difficult truths head-on in her memoir, an important addition to any collection; Twitty’s lip-smacking period recipes are valuable contributions to Old South historiography

LJ Fiction Reviews: July 2017

With her mordant wit and clever storytelling, Culliton is a young novelist to watch; Moriarty is a gifted author of singular talent; Garrett’s Hollywood Homicide is sure to be a hit with readers seeking a fresh new sleuth; newcomer Klein delivers the next compelling sf technothriller, pleasing fans of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

This engrossing read should stimulate lively discussion among Hemingway aficionados; Sancton delivers a highly recommended mix of luring tabloid fare and professionally researched courtroom drama; anyone worried about the planet should check out Goodell’s look at sea-level rise

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

While Lee’s series offers plenty of gripping space opera action, the real pleasure is the inventive worldbuilding; this addictive story from the legendary Jo Beverley overflows with intrigue and breathtaking ardor; Adebayo’s work makes a blazing entry onto the list of talented, upcoming writers from Nigeria

LJ Reference Reviews: June 1, 2017

A stellar, comprehensive addition that will shed light on the War and Religion for a wide range of readers; undergraduates and informed general readers will be stimulated by thought-provoking Social Issues in Living Color; Socialism on Film brings socialist worlds to life; however, its offerings will need to be expanded to achieve analyses with true presence