LJ Media | Review Alert, August 2017

Below is a list of Audio and Video titles to be reviewed in the August 2017 issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

The complete Review Alert is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

Publishers: Please remember to send us one finished copy of each book that is scheduled for review (i.e., all of the forthcoming titles listed below) if you initially submitted a galley or bound manuscript. Our reviewers are not paid, and we like to send a finished copy of the reviewed book as a thank you. Materials should be mailed to: Library Journal, 123 William Street, Suite 802, New York, NY 10038.



Batuman, Elif. The Idiot. digital download. 13:44 hrs. Recorded Bks. Mar. 2017. ISBN 9781524734954. $95. F

**Blauner, Peter. Proving Ground. 10 CDs. 12:30 hrs. Macmillan Audio. May 2017. ISBN 9781427285928. $39.99. F

Dawson, Juno. Margot and Me. 9 CDs. 11:26 hrs. Brilliance. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781489382528. $14.95. F

Delaney, JP. The Girl Before. 8 CDs. 10 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9780735286559. $40. digital download. F

Fridlund, Emily. History of Wolves. 8 CDs. 9:12 hrs. Recorded Bks. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781501941580. $92.75. digital download. F

Hobb, Robin. Assassin’s Fate. (Fitz & Fool, Bk. 3). digital download. 39:25 hrs. Recorded Bks. May 2017. ISBN 9781101912829. $95. F

Jewell, Lisa. I Found You. 8 CDs. 10:02 hrs. Dreamscape. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9781520068336. $59.99. 2 MP3-CDs. F

Nesbø, Jo. The Thirst. (Harry Hole, Bk. 11). 14 CDs. 17:08 hrs. tr. from Norwegian by Neil Smith. Recorded Bks. May 2017. ISBN 9781524735128. $45. digital download. F

Robbins, Emily. A Word for Love. digital download. 7:10 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781524708023. $66.50. F

Tóibin, Colm. House of Names. 7 CDs. 9 hrs. S. & S. Audio. May 2017. ISBN 9781508227908. $29.99. F


Bahrami, Beebe. Café Neandertal: Excavating Our Past in One of Europe’s Most Ancient Places. 9 CDs. 11:19 hrs. HighBridge. Mar. 2017. ISBN 9781681685595. $34.99. digital download. HIST

Cauffiel, Lowell. Eye of the Beholder: The Almost Perfect Murder of Anchorwoman Diane Newton King. 15 CDs. 19:02 hrs. Dreamscape. 2016. ISBN 9781520051901. $49.99. 2 MP3-CDs, digital download. crime

Chernow, Ron. The Death of the Banker: The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Small Investor. 4 CDs. 4:30 hrs. HighBridge. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9781681686332. $24.99. digital download. HIST

Dickinson, Amy. Strangers Tend To Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home. 7 CDs. 8:47 hrs. Hachette Audio. ISBN 9781478912514. $30. digital download. memoir

English, Charlie. The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission To Save Its Past. 11 CDs. 13:56 hrs. Books on Tape. May 2017. ISBN 9781524754952. $50. digital download. HIST

Haass, Richard. A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. 7 CDs. 8:53 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9780735208407. $40. digital download. POL SCI

Moscow, Alvin. Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm. 10 CDs. 11:33 hrs. Dreamscape. Feb. 2017. ISBN 9781520051604. $49.99. 2 MP3-CDs, digital download. HIST

Parker, Holly. If We’re Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone? How To Build Intimacy with an Emotionally Unavailable Partner. 7 CDs. 8:21 hrs. Dreamscape. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781520046754. $29.99. I MP3-CD. SELF-HELP

Reiss, Tom. The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life. digital download. 15:50 hrs. Recorded Bks. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9780525496731. $95. BIOG

Sasaki, Fumio. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism. 5 CDs. 4:31 hrs. tr. from Japanese by Eriko Sugita. Blackstone. Apr. 2017. ISBN 9781470862862. $29.95. 1 MP3-CD. SELF-HELP



The Code: Season 2. 2 discs. 350+ min. Shawn Seet, dist. by Acorn Media, www.acornonline.com. 2017. DVD UPC 054961254897. $39.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV

**Dark Angel. 150+ min. Brian Percival, dist. by Masterpiece c/o PBS, www.shoppbs.org. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781531701604. $29.99. SDH subtitles. F/TV

I Am Michael. 98 min. Justin Kelly, dist. by Passion River, www.passionriver.com. 2017. DVD UPC 602573165027. $24.95. F/BIOPIC

Last Girl Standing. 90+ min. Benjamin R. Moody, dist. by MPI Home Video, www.mpihomevideo.com. 2016. DVD UPC 030306824390. $24.98. F/Horror

Slugs. 99+ min. Juan Piquer Simón, dist. by Arrow Video c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2017. Blu-ray/DVD combo UPC 760137891291. $34.95. F/Horror

1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note). 89+ min. In Marathi w/English subtitles. Shrihari Sathe, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2016. DVD UPC 738329210670. $29.95. F


Arctic Superstar. 72 min. In Norwegian & Northern Sámi w/English subtitles. Simen Braathen, dist. by First Pond Entertainment, www.firstpond.com. 2017. DVD UPC 747989438393. $99; acad. libs. $349; streaming $499; public performance + streaming $599. MUSIC

Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story. 54 min. Anne Davis O’Neal, dist. by Anne O’Neal Films, LLC, www.anneonealfilms.com. 2017. DVD UPC 711746876742. $24.99 +$2.74 s/h. music/OPERA

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame. 87 min. In English, French, & Italian w/English or French subtitles. Tony Girardin, dist. by First Run Features, www.firstrunfeatures.com. 2017. DVD UPC 844667036183. $19.95. SPORTS


They Call Us Monsters. 82 min. Ben Lear, dist. by Passion River, www.passionriver.com. 2017. DVD UPC 888608666923. $59.95. CRIMINOLOGY

Becoming More Visible. 73 min. Pamela French, dist. by Video Project, www.videoproject.com. 2017. DVD $89; acad. libs. $250; public performance w/DSL $350. GENDER STUDIES

Re:Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. 68 min. Richard Fung, dist. by Third World Newsreel, www.twn.org. 2016. DVD $460. Public performance. GENDER STUDIES

**Oklahoma City: A Cautionary Tale of Hate in America. color & b/w. 101 min. Barak Goodman for American Experience c/o PBS, www.shoppbs.org. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781531701437. $24.99. SDH subtitles. HIST

Only Me Generation: An Introspective Look into China’s One-Child Policy. 58 min. Sophie Zhang, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 852435007709. $24.99; public performance $199.99. INT AFFAIRS

Sneakerheadz: Do It with Sole. 74 min. David T. Friendly & Mick Partridge, dist. by FilmRise c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2016. DVD UPC 760137873693. $14.95. Closed-captioned. SOC SCI


**The Great British Baking Show. 3 vols. ea. vol: 3 discs. 600 min. Andy Devonshire, dist. by BBC for PBS, shoppbs.org. 2017. Season 1: DVD ISBN 9781627899888; Season 2: DVD ISBN 9781627899895; Season 3: DVD ISBN 9781627897945. ea. vol: $19.99. SDH subtitles. COOKING

Bridging Urban America: The Story of Master Engineer Ralph Modjeski. color & b/w. 87 min. In English & Polish. Basia + Leonard Myszynski, sOlar eye communications, bridginguamerica.com. 2016. DVD ISBN 9780692783757. $50; public performance $250; home version $20. engineering/URBAN DESIGN

Aghbalou: The Source of Water. 29+ min. Remi Sowa, dist. by Video Project, www.videoproject.com. 2016. DVD $69; acad. libs. $150; w/DSL $250. Public performance; closed-captioned. ENVIRONMENT


Alone in Berlin. 103+ min. IFC, dist. by MPI Home Video. 2016. DVD UPC 030306948096. $24.98. Rated: R.

Frantz. color & b/w. 113+ min. In French & German w/English subtitles. Music Box. 2016. DVD UPC 751778950867. $29.95; Blu-ray UPC 751778950874. $34.95. Rated: PG-13.

The Man in the Glass Booth. 116+ min. Kino Lorber. 1975. Blu-ray UPC 738329215392. $29.99. Rated: PG.

Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy. 3 discs. b/w. 300+ min. In Italian w/English subtitles. Criterion Collection. 1945–48. Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433370. $99.95.

Straw Dogs. 2 discs. 117+ min. Criterion Collection. 1971. DVD ISBN 9781681433288. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433271. $39.95. Rated: R.


Certain Women. 107+ min. Kelly Reichardt, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433523. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433516. $39.95. DRAMA

David Lynch: The Art of Life. 88+ min. Jon Nguyen & others, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433608. $19.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433592. $29.95. FILM

Festival: Folk Music at Newport, 1963–1966. b/w. 97+ min. Murray Lerner, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433547. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433530. $39.95. MUSIC

The Hero. 93+ min. Brett Haley, dist. by Lionsgate/Orchard. Sept. 2017. DVD UPC 031398270270. $19.98; Blu-ray/Digital HD UPC 031398270300. $24.99. Rated: R. DRAMEDY

Madam Secretary: Season Three. 16.5 hrs. dist. by Paramount. Sept. 2017. DVD UPC 032429278296. $36.99. TV/DRAMA

The Piano Teacher. 2 discs. 130+ min. Michael Haneke, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433561. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433554. $39.95. DRAMA

Rebecca. 2 discs. b/w. 130+ min. Alfred Hitchcock, dist. by Criterion Collection. Sept. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681433509. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681433493. $39.95. DRAMA

The Vietnam War. 10 discs. color & b/w. 18 hrs. Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, dist. by PBS. Sept. 2017. DVD UPC 841887033398. $99.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887033404. $129.99. HIST/TV

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