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Amber Revolution: How the World Learned To Love Orange Wine

This book will pique the palates of curious wine enthusiasts. Great-looking graphics and an extensive guide to 180 producers in 20 countries increases its value.

Revival: The Sam Bush Story

Some may prefer to see footage of Bush's past bands (New Grass Revival) and collaborations (with Leon Russell, John Hartford, Harris) instead of quite so many talking heads, but fans of bluegrass, Newgrass, and Bush will enjoy this tribute.

Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A

Anolik's portrait of an original L.A. woman is addictive and gratifying. For Babitz followers and social historians. [See Prepub Alert, 7/2/18.]

Past Tense

With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike. [See Prepub Alert, 5/7/18.]

RBG: Hero Icon Dissenter

This film doesn't reveal much that most of RBG's devotees don't already know, but they will appreciate hearing her address the court and seeing archival photos and films from her younger days. Everyone else will catch RBG fever!

The Winters

Fans of du Maurier's book or the 1940 Hitchcock film will admire how Gabriele plays with the elements, but anyone who appreciates solid, twisty, "whom can I trust" narratives and female empowerment stories can enjoy. [See Prepub Alert, 4/9/18.]

The Baltimore Book of the Dead

An exquisite, quick read that most will want to reread and turn to when their loved ones are gone. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 8/18.]

Fall Editors' Picks


The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

This intricate balance of journalism and cultural critique is perfect for historical crime readers, feminist scholars, victims' rights advocates, and literature lovers. Recommended as a squirm-inducing read-along with Nabokov's novel. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," p. 29.]

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