Scholarly Communication, Shakespeare, Human Rights, Religious Leaders, plus Statista Online | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

An essential, cohesive work that will be invaluable to researchers; Black’s work brings Shakespeare readers and scholars new knowledge, insight, and delight; for those without the earlier volumes, this works as a go-to resource on the topic of human rights; those looking to get a leg up on the competition in local and international markets will find a powerful tool in Statista

Audiobooks from Anderson, Goenawan, Le Guin, Hinton, Films on Beethoven, Sf Cult Classics, Social Justice, & Faith | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

This timely multigenerational immigrant story explores unique challenges families face and the redemptive power of forgiveness; this informative and thought-provoking film about social injustice and police advocacy is a must-see for adult audiences; an engaging look at how an artistic endeavor successfully exceeds the sum of its parts

Nonfiction on Soviet & Latin American Art, Fashion Books, Bruce Lee, Julian of Norwich, Omega-3s, the Soul of America | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

For the initiated, a pleasing introduction to Simone Weil; fans of Bruce Lee will flock to this title, as will anyone interested in pop culture; this documented account of the Pony Express offers a legendary American adventure story; The Ecocentrists is an essential addition for all environmental collections

Turner Classic Sf, Foreign Policy, Marvel’s Avengers, World History, Bloomsbury Digital Resources | Review Alert: May 15, 2018

Fans of the sf genre will especially enjoy these Turner Classic Movies ; eye-popping artwork and life behind the scenes at Marvel offer appeal for both seasoned fans and casual browsers; an excellent overview to history, with a place in all school and public libraries; original and beautifully designed, Bloomsbury Cultural History shows promise as a one-stop shop for cultural history reference surveys

Top Historical Fiction (Davis, Rose), Beach Reads (Colgan, Monroe, Noble), Near-Future Fantasy Debuts (Roanhorse, Edwards, Heng) | Review Alert: May 15, 2018

Evocative prose and skillful worldbuilding carry Carey’s historical epic fantasy; Heng’s highly imaginative debut warns us to be careful what we wish for; this fast-paced star-crossed romance will captivate Rose’s many fans; Makkai’s sweeping fourth novel shows the compassion of chosen families; this atmospheric novel draws in the needy and provides inspiration; Woods is pitch perfect and highly recommended

Audiobooks from Bohjalian, Darznik, Egan, Eggers, Double Messud, with PBS’s Little Women, Dolores Huerta, Education Equality, & More | Review Alert: May 15, 2018

Song is a spectacular testimony—further heightened by Mozhan Marnò’s vividly resonant narration; a highly recommended spy novel for all public libraries; be prepared for renewed interest in Messud’s first novel in all formats; this new production of Little Women is fresh, energetic, and absorbing; yes, Dolores Huerta did, so why can’t we?

Biogs of George Sand, Atticus Finch, Robin Williams, plus Spring Poetry, Soccer Picks, Parenting for First-Timers | Review Alert: May 15, 2018

Key parenting titles to help combat decision fatigue; an unforgettable memoir filled with poignancy and humor—a must for music lovers; thematically diverse poetry from both veteran and newcomers; in time for the 2018 World Cup, these picks will engage and inform amateur and seasoned soccer fans alike; an excellent choice for popular history readers interested in women rulers; a solid introduction or supplemental guide for men wishing to try yoga

Nigeria & India, Women Cartoonists, Crime & Popular Culture, the International Herald Tribune Archive | Reference: May 1, 2018

Succinct, nonpartisan coverage of two rapidly changing countries; Kennedy’s work is refreshingly free of art jargon, making it accessible and intriguing; a beautiful reference that would not be out of place on the art shelves; the International Herald Tribune Archive showcases a unique piece of U.S. journalistic history

Timely Debuts from Markely, Rojas Contreras, Meyerson, & Weisman; Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills from Del Árbol, Nugent, Griffiths | Fiction: May 1, 2018

Johnson’s gem of a novel tells of a place and its people so vivid that readers won’t want their stories to end; Meyerson’s sweet debut is filled with family, love, and healing; the coveted book of summer, Weisberger’s latest is sure to be in high demand; the latest addition to Griffiths’s “Ruth Galloway” series is one of the best; fans of CWA Gold Dagger Award–winning series will dive into the scrum of Herron’s fifth outing; once again, Kepnes explores love and devotion on the fringes

Artists Cornell, Lear, Dickinson, Lynch, Survival Memoirs, Men’s Health, Self-Help | Nonfiction: May 1, 2018

For museumgoers and other art lovers; Sedaris offers readers comfort and hope; an excellent and unusual portrait of one-of-a-kind artist Lynch; a mesmerizing account of three complex women in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; a strongly affirming book for all introverts in an extrovert world; a brilliant evocation of a man and his times—for plant lovers, history buffs, New Yorkaphiles, even Hamiltonians