LJ Media | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Below is a list of Audio and Video titles to be reviewed in the March 1, 2018, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

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.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS: LJ is seeking reviewers in the following subject areas: Memoir and Performing Arts (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, popular African American fiction (Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Mary Monroe), and Street Lit (K’wan, Sister Souljah, De’nesha Diamond; contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com). Click here to fill out an application.



Benjamin, Melanie. The Girls in the Picture. 13 CDs. 16:30 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780451484659. $50. digital download. F

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Fresh Complaint: Stories. 7 CDs. 8 hrs. Macmillan Audio. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781427289223. $34.99. digital download. F

Feeney, Alice. Sometimes I Lie. 9 CDs. 9:26 hrs. Macmillan Audio. Mar. 2018. ISBN 9781427293367. $39.99. digital download. F

Grisham, John. The Rooster Bar. 8 CDs. 10:17 hrs. Books on Tape. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9780399565014. $45. digital download. F

Guillory, Jasmine. The Wedding Date. digital download. 8:30 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780525530909. $66.50. F

Hayes-McCoy, Felicity. The Library at the Edge of the World. 8 CDs. 9:45 hrs. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781520085210. $47.99. 2 MP3-CDs. F

Lee, Mira T. Everything Here Is Beautiful. 11 CDs. 13:19 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780525497462. $45. digital download. F

Nutting, Alissa. Made for Love. digital download. 10:19 hrs. Harper Audio. Jul. 2017. ISBN 9781538418376. $39.99. F

Sánchez, Erika L. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. 8 CDs. 9:41 hrs. Listening Library. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781524782245. $60. digital download. F

Sanderson, Brandon. Oathbringer. (Stormlight Archive, Bk. 3). 43 CDs. 55:30 hrs. Macmillan Audio. Nov. 2017. ISBN 9781427275936. $94.99. digital download. FANTASY

Scalzi, John. Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi. 1 MP3-CD. 2:54 hrs. Brilliance. Jan. 2017. ISBN 9781536683448. $9.99. SF

Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing. 8 CDs. 8:22 hrs. S. & S. Audio. ISBN 9781508237549. Sept. 2017. $29.99. digital download. F

Weiner, Matthew. Heather, the Totality. 2 CDs. 2 hrs. Hachette Audio. Nov. 2017. ISBN 9781478922728. $25. digital download. F


Gaines, Chip. Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff. 5 CDs. 5:08 hrs. Brilliance. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781543637311. $59.97. 1 MP3-CD. memoir

Rather, Dan & Elliot Kirschner. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. 6 CDs. 7 hrs. HighBridge. Nov. 2017. ISBN 9781681687360. $29.99; digital download. soc sci

**Thorpe, Helen. The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom. 12 CDs. 15:10 hrs. Dreamscape. Nov. 2017. ISBN 9781520085692. $39.99. 2 MP3-CDs. SOC SCI/ED

Various Authors. Social Studies from Texas Monthly. digital download. 5:43 hrs. Books on Tape. Jan. 2018. ISBN 9780525593508. $38. soc sci

Yaffe, David. Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell. 10 CDs. 12:30 hrs. HighBridge. Oct. 2017. ISBN 9781681686981. $44.99. digital download. MUSIC



Behind the White Glasses. color & b/w. 107+ min. Valerio Ruiz. DVD UPC 738329208950. $29.95.
Ferdinando and Carolina.
107+ min. Lina Wertmüller. DVD UPC 738329208837. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329208936. $29.95.
Seven Beauties.
116+ min. Lina Wertmüller. DVD UPC 738329208752. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329208769. $29.95.
Summer Night.
94+ min. Lina Wertmüller. DVD UPC 738329208790. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329208806. $29.95.
Swept Away.
112+ min. Lina Wertmüller. DVD UPC 738329208776. $19.95; Blu-ray UPC 738329208783. $29.95.
vol: In Italian w/English subtitles. dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2017. F/FILM

Bender. 80 min. John Alexander, Candy Factory, www.candyfactoryfilms.com. 2017. DVD $19.99. Closed-captioned. WESTERN/HORROR

Devil’s Domain. 91+ min. Jared Cohn, dist. by Cleopatra Entertainment c/o MVDvisual, www.mvdb2b.com. 2017. DVD UPC 760137987291. $19.98; Blu-ray UPC 760137987284. $24.98. HORROR

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture. 86 min. Carroll Ballard, dist. by Olive Films, www.olivefilms.com. 2017. Blu-ray UPC 887090128710. $29.95. SDH subtitles. Rated: G. F/DANCE

The Women’s Balcony. 96 min. In Hebrew w/English subtitles. Emil Ben-Shimon, dist. by Passion River, www.passionriver.com. 2017. DVD UPC 019962235207. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 752830042230. $34.95. F


Eva Hesse. color & b/w. 108+ min. Marcie Begleiter, dist. by Zeitgeist Films c/o Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com  2017. DVD UPC 738329224578. $29.95. SDH subtitles. ART-GENERAL

Barnegie Hall: Where Songwriters Play. 2 discs. 391+ min. Demetria Kalodimos, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 818506021593. $29.99; public performance $199.99. Closed-captioned. MUSIC

Hype! Collector’s Edition. 83+ min. Doug Pray, dist. by Shout! Factory, www.shoutfactory.com. 2017. DVD UPC 826663178517. $17.58; Blu-ray UPC 826663178524. $25.28. MUSIC

With This Ring. 90 min. Ameesha Joshi & Anna Sarkissian, dist. by Cinema Guild, www.cinemaguild.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 978071515689. $99.95; acad. libs. $350. Public performance; closed-captioned. SPORTS


The Pulitzer at 100. 91 min. Kirk Simon, dist. by First Run Features, www.firstrunfeatures. com. 2017. DVD UPC 720229917490. $24.95. COMM/LIT

**Abacus: Small Enough To Jail. 88 min. Steve James, dist. by Kartemquin c/o PBS, www.shoppbs.org. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781531702205. $24.99. SDH subtitles. ECON/LAW

Growing Up Coy. 82+ min. Eric Juhola, dist. by Outcast Films, www.outcast-films.com. 2016. DVD UPC 701327486392. $325; DVD w/DSL $595. Public performance; closed-captioned. home version $29.99. GENDER STUDIES

The First Great Escape. 45 min. Max Jourdan, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 818506020275. $24.99; public performance $199.99. Closed-captioned. MILITARY HIST

Proof of Loyalty. color & b/w. 54 min. Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers, dist. by Stourwater Pictures, www.stourwater.com; www.proofofloyalty.com. $69; acad. libs. $250. Public performance. MILITARY HIST

Company Town. 77 min. Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow, dist. by Bullfrog Films, www.bullfrogfilms.com. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781941545812. $350 (Rental: $95). Public performance; SDH subtitles. BUS

Dalya’s Other Country. 52+ min. In English & Arabic w/English subtitles. Julia Meltzer, dist. by Good Docs, www.gooddocs.net. 2017. DVD $129; acad. libs. $349; streaming + DVD $549. Public performance; closed-captioned. SOC SCI

Nothing on Earth. 58 min. Michael Angus, dist. by Dreamscape Video, www.dreamscapeab.com. 2017. DVD UPC 818506020701. $24.99; public performance $199.99. Closed-captioned. TRAV


The Watershed Guardians of the Fraser River. 68 min. Jocelyn Demers, dist. by Green Planet Films, www.greenplanetfilms.com. 2017. DVD $39; public performance $199; acad. libs. $225; download available. Closed-captioned/SDH subtitles. ENVIRONMENT

CARE. 56/65 min. Deirdre L. Fishel, dist.by New Day Films, www.newday.com/film/care. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781574484465. $99; acad. libs. $350; streaming $60–$350. Public performance; closed-captioned. HEALTH

Thank You for Playing. 80+ min. David Osit & Malika Zouhali-Worrall, dist. by Kino Lorber, www.kinolorber.com. 2018. DVD UPC 738329227364. $29.95. Closed-captioned. TECH/PSYCH


The Awful Truth. b/w. 91+ min. Leo McCarey, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434230. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434223. $39.95. COMEDY

Basmati Blues. 106+ min. Dan Baron, dist. by Shout! Factory. Apr. 2018. DVD UPC 826663183887. $16.97; Blu-ray UPC 826663183894. $22.97. ROM-COM

The Color of Pomegranates. 78+ min. In Armenian, Azerbaijani, & Georgian w/English subtitles. Sergei Parajanov, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434254. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434247. $39.95. DRAMA

Dead Man. b/w. 121+ min. Jim Jarmusch, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681432908. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432892. $39.95. WESTERN

Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years. 6 discs. b/w. 95+ min. In Swedish w/English subtitles. Gustaf Molander & others, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434308. $69.95. DRAMA

Looking Glass. NA+ min. Tim Hunter, dist. by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Apr. 2018. DVD UPC 741952943993. $17.99. Rated: R. THRILLER

Molly’s Game. 140+ min. Aaron Sorkin, dist. by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Apr. 2018. DVD UPC 191329010129. $29.98; Blu-ray UPC 191329010143. $34.98. SDH subtitles. Rated: R. DRAMA

The Virgin Suicides. 2 discs. 97+ min. Sofia Coppola, dist. by Criterion Collection. Apr. 2018. DVD ISBN 9781681434292. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681434285. $39.95. DRAMA


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