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

LJ Media Reviews: June 1, 2017

Classic mystery fans will enjoy this fine listen, especially when Hercule Poirot is on the case; recommend The Nature Fix for listeners interested in health issues and the outdoors; Jack T. Ripper lodges in two terrifying films; a perfect film for viewers who like their happy ever after with a side of grit

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

With thoroughly documented and imaginative chapters, American Watercolor will have wide appeal; a well-turned-out roundup of 16 new fashion and art titles; Danticat’s brave work interrogates The Art of Death with insight and warmth; satisfying recipes for upscale as well as down-home entertaining

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2017

Linden’s debut will engage readers of thoughtful women’s fiction; Dave’s latest is sure to make some of the “Best of Summer” book lists; summer picks by RUSA’s Recommended Reading List Council; Delisle’s Hostage may be the masterpiece that elevates his name to the ranks of legends; Goldman’s storytelling blends irreverent humor and distinctive setting

LJ Reference Reviews: May 15, 2017

Amplify your music collections with the Encyclopedia of Classic Rock; presenting a wide range of research, this valuable title will help those dealing with Stress in the Modern World; a useful medical research database for institutions where accessibility is valued over rigor

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Sargent’s Women will be a lasting addition to arts collections; excellent new work from important poet Akbar; a breezy social history for readers interested in tales of a bygone era; those seeking pleasure reading will enjoy this caper through the cosmos

LJ Media Reviews: May 15, 2017

No literary fiction collection would be complete without this Selection; an indelible collection of Mexico: Stories from Barkan; a seldom-seen jewel, The Last Best Year features an all-star cast; Bayou Maharajah offers great music, star power, a compelling biography, and a real feel for New Orleans

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2017

Engrossing erotic crime from Castille, with playful writing, abundant sex, and plenty of melodrama from Wild & Bliss; Binet’s latest is sensational fun for the intellectually astute; genre experts pick the top summer reads; a grim, spare, and fascinating first novel from sf’s Tidbeck

LJ Reference Reviews: May 1, 2017

This enlightening, current, and easy-to-read medical reference is an excellent addition to libraries; although this work has a scholarly bent, general readers will be well served by its timeliness; APA Style CENTRAL is a worthwhile subscription and best for institutions where librarians can offer class in its use

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

Climbers will inhale Caldwell’s book and want more; poet Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far; comedian Boyle’s book is hard to put down and full of solid advice; clear, real-world discussions of issues facing transgender people; perfect for browsing, this work will awaken a desire for questing and adventure