Pepper Pot | LJ Reviews

Home gardeners as well as avid chili heads will appreciate the vast quantity of peppers covered in The Field Guide to Peppers; Maguire offers a taste of the spice culture that is sure to lure many to the hot side

Back to Basics: Treatises on Human Origins | LJ Reviews

Begun’s Real Planet of the Apes is suitable for those with an academic background in the subject; Hands isn’t an easy read; Mesler and Cleaves are timely and accessible; Rothman will appeal to specialists

Boroson’s Debut of the Month, Novellas from Cato, Polansky, Underwood, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2015

THE DAYS ARE GETTING shorter, and it might be just the time to pick up some shorter books as well. The novella, a format that usually ranges in length somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 words, is a tricky piece of publishing.

Colonial America | Reference eReviews, November 15, 2015

There should be at least one copy of Adam Matthew’s Colonial America in each state within the United States, accessible to all American history researchers.

Truffaut’s Day for Night, Two Soviet Documentaries, Wigon’s Debut, & More | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Filmmaker Truffaut’s beautifully restored love letter to the cinema, two historically significant Soviet feature documentaries, New York singles find love via the social network, a riveting political thriller, a parent’s decades-long quest for justice

Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner

LJ Reference Reviews: November 15, 2015

Terrorist organizations, the world of ballet, Gems & Crystals, plus a remarkable, multilayered digitized record of Colonial America

LJ Media Reviews: November 15, 2015

Audio fiction from Abercrombie, Groff, Hobbs, Murakami, memoir from Hynde, Jang, self-help from Gilbert. For film fans, The Odd Way Home, American Experience: Walt Disney, new Fast Scans

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood