War, Islam, & Evangelicals | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Apr. 2017, Pt. 2


Bellaigue, Christopher de. The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times. Liveright: Norton. Apr. 2017. 560p. ISBN 9780871403735. $35. HISTORY Many Westerners see Islam as behind the times, having failed to experience Europe’s Enlightenment. But Bellaigue, an authority on Islam and the Middle East who speaks Turkish, Persian, and Arabic […]

Of Historical Interest | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2017, Pt. 2


Carroll, Andrew. My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War. Penguin Pr. Apr. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781594206481. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780698192669. CD/downloadable: Penguin Audio. HISTORY Creator of the Legacy Project, which collects wartime correspondence, Carroll drew on the project’s archives to assemble two New York Times best-selling anthologies, […]

An Audiobook About Audiobooks | Audio in Advance November 2016 | Nonfiction


Nonfiction audiobooks publishing in November 2016

Nobel Prize Winner Coetzee & Civil War as Concept | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2017, Pt. 4


Armitage, David. Civil Wars: A History in Ideas. Knopf. Feb. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9780307271136. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353090. PHILOSOPHY/HISTORY The Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, Armitage considers civil war not as an aggregation of battles but as an idea dating back to republican Rome. That idea really matters, for whether or […]

Building Better Bodies, Protecting Data, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2017, Pt. 4


Buting, Jerome F. Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken System. Harper. Feb. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062569318. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062569332. TRUE CRIME The criminal defense lawyer for Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder trial, chronicled in the headlines-making Netflix original documentary series, Making a Murderer, Buting uses that case and […]

On & off the Record | What We’re Reading


Two debut novels, a true crime thriller, father-son comparisons, and fashion week in NYC.

Murder and Mayhem in Fiction and Fact | Audio in Advance June 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks


Crime fiction and nonfiction audiobooks releasing in June 2016.

True Crime Addict by James Renner | LJ Review


Former investigative journalist Renner (The Great Forgetting) takes the reader on his dark journey unraveling the disappearance of University of Massachusetts Amherst student Maura Murray, who went missing in 2004.

Notable True Crime and Crime Fiction | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks


True crime and crime fiction audiobooks releasing in April 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe | The Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Nominees


The Edgar Award nominees are announced, and LJ/SLJ has the goods on the books!