51 Stellar Titles | November 1, 2018 Stars

From a new Inspector Gamache novel to an illustrated depiction of Frederick Douglass's life, the starred reviews from LJ's Nov. 1, 2018 issue will be essential purchases for most libraries.

A starred review from LJ denotes an exceptional title that is an essential purchase for most libraries.

Asterisks (*) indicate online-exclusive reviews.


*Blake, Marnee. Tempt the Flames. Lyrical Liaison: Kensington. (Smokejumpers, Bk. 1). Sept. 2018. 240p. ebk. ISBN 9781516107681. $2.99. 

Butler, Nickolas. Little Faith. Ecco: HarperCollins. Mar. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9780062469717. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062469731. 

Johnson, Daisy. Everything Under. Graywolf. Oct. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781555978266. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555978754. 

Kamal, Soniah. Unmarriageable. Ballantine. Jan. 2019. 352p. ISBN 9781524799717. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781524799724. 

Lee, Tosca. The Line Between. Howard. Jan. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9781476798622. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476798639. 

Moss, Sarah. Ghost Wall. Farrar. Jan. 2019. 144p. ISBN 9780374161927. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780374719555. 

Nemett, Adam. We Can Save Us All. Unnamed. Nov. 2018. 395p. ISBN 9781944700768. pap. $18.99. 

Obioma, Chigozie. An Orchestra of Minorities. Little, Brown. Jan. 2019. 464p. ISBN 9780316412391. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316412414. 

Penny, Louise. Kingdom of the Blind. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk, 14). Nov. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781250066206. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466873698. 

Presser, Bram. The Book of Dirt. Text. Sept. 2018. 320p. ISBN 9781925240269. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781922253071. 

Proust, Marcel. The Prisoner. Penguin Classics. Jan. 2019. 422p. tr. from French by Carol Clark. ISBN 9780143133599. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780525505396. 

Tshuma, Novuyo Rosa. House of Stone. Norton. Jan. 2019. 400p. ISBN 9780393635423. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635430. 


Graphic Novels

Black Comix Returns. Lion Forge. Feb. 2018. 200p. ed. by Damian Duffy & John Jennings. ISBN 9781942367376. $29.99. COMICS

Carlin, John (text) & Oriol Malet (illus.). Mandela and the General. Plough. Nov. 2018. 112p. ISBN 9780874868203. pap. $19.95. BIOG

Daniels, Ezra Claytan. Upgrade Soul. Lion Forge. Sept. 2018. 272p. ISBN 9781549302923. pap. $19.99. Fantasy

*Finck, Liana. Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir. Random. Sept. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780525508922. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780525508939. GRAPHIC NOVEL/MEMOIR

Lutes, Jason. Berlin. Drawn & Quarterly. Sept. 2018. 580p. ISBN 9781770463264. $49.95. F

Nury, Fabien & others. Tyler Cross: Black Rock. Hard Case Crime: Titan Comics. Sept. 2018. 100p. tr. from French. ISBN 9781785867309. $24.99. Rated: Mature. MYS/CRIME FICTION

Russell, Mark (text) & Mike Feehan (illus.). Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. DC. Aug. 2018. 168p. ISBN 9781401275211. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781401287276. F

Walker, David F. (text) & Damon Smyth (illus.). The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom. Ten Speed: Crown. Jan. 2019. 192p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780399581441. pap. $19.99. BIOG



Buron, Melissa E. Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters. Prestel. Jun. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9783791357287. $65. FINE ARTS

Feinstein, John. Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League. Doubleday. Nov. 2018. 368p. illus. index. ISBN 9780385543033. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385543040. SPORTS

Griffin, Mark. All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson. Harper. Dec. 2018. 496p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062408853. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062408877. BIOG

Lauterbach, Ann. Spell. Penguin. Oct. 2018. 160p. ISBN 9780143133520. pap. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780525505327. POETRY

O’Connor, Ian. Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time. Houghton Harcourt. Sept. 2018. 512p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780544785748. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544786752. SPORTS

Port, Ian S. The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ’n’ Roll. Scribner. Jan. 2019. 352p. notes. index. ISBN 9781501141652. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781501141768. MUSIC

Spurling, Hilary. Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time. Knopf. Nov. 2018. 480p. illus. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780525521341. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780525521358. lit/biog

Stratton, W.K. The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film. Bloomsbury Pr. Feb. 2019. 352p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781632862129. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781632862143. FILM


Social Sciences

Airton, Lee. Gender: Your Guide: A Gender-Friendly Primer on What To Know, What To Say, and What To Do in the New Gender Culture. Adams Media. Oct. 2018. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781507209004. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781507209011. SOC SCI

Alptraum, Lux. Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex—And the Truths They Reveal. Seal. Nov. 2018. 256p. notes. ISBN 9781580057653. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781580057660. SOC SCI

Brands, H.W. Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants. Doubleday. Nov. 2018. 432p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385542531. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385542548. HIST

Delbanco, Andrew. The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. Penguin Pr. Nov. 2018. 464p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781594204050. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780525560302. HIST

Guha, Ramachandra. Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. Knopf. Oct. 2018. 1104p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780385532310. $40; ebk. ISBN 9780385532327. BIOG

Gurdon, Meghan Cox. The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction. HarperCollins. Jan. 2019. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062562814. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062562838. PSYCH/child rearing

Leebaert, Derek. Grand Improvisation: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945–1957. Farrar. Oct. 2018. 624p. notes. index. ISBN 9780374250720. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780374714062. HIST

Mazzeo, Tilar J. Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton. Gallery. Sept. 2018. 352p. photos. notes. ISBN 9781501166303. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501166327. BIOG

McWilliams, Douglas. The Inequality Paradox: How Capitalism Can Work for Everyone. Overlook. Nov. 2018. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9781468314984. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781468316698. BUS

Parker, Adam. Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr. Hub City. Nov. 2018. 240p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781938235450. pap. $18. BIOG


Science & Technology

Impey, Chris. Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes. Norton. Nov. 2018. 304p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781324000938. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781324000945. SCI

*Perry, Nicolette & Elaine Perry. Your Brain on Plants: Improve the Way You Think and Feel with Safe—and Proven—Medicinal Plants and Herbs. The Experiment. Aug. 2018. 256p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781615194469. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615194476. HEALTH

Sharma, Nik. Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food. Chronicle. Oct. 2018. 288p. photos. ISBN 9781452163994. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781452164212. COOKING

Wolfe, Audra J. Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. Johns Hopkins. Nov. 2018. 320p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781421426730. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421426747. SCI



Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black Is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings. 2 vols. Greenwood. Jul. 2018. 917p. ed. by Akinyele Umoja & others. photos. index. ISBN 9781440840067. $189; ebk. ISBN 9781440840074. HIST



Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales. 9 CDs. S. & S. Audio. Sept. 2018. 10:30 hrs. ed. by Stephen King & Bev Vincent. ISBN 9781508265429. $34.99. digital download. F

Lauren, Christina. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. 6 CDs. S. & S. Audio. Sept. 2018. 7:20 hrs. ISBN 9781508263760. $39.99. digital download. F

McCullough, Joy. Blood Water Paint. 3 CDs. Listening Library. May 2018. 3:52 hrs. ISBN 9781984828996. $30. digital download. F

Stone, Victoria Helen. Jane Doe. 6 CDs. Brilliance Audio. Aug. 2018. 7:50 hrs. ISBN 9781543682229. $34.99. F

Stuart, Edward F. Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems. (Great Courses). 12 CDs. Recorded Bks. Aug. 2018. 12 hrs. ISBN 9781980010951. $120.75. digital download. ECON



John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection. 95+ min. Julien Faraut, dist. by Oscilloscope Laboratories, oscilloscope.net. 2018. $34.99; Blu-ray $39.99. SPORTS

Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously. 74 min. Patrick Meaney, dist. by Cinema Guild, www.cinemaguild.com. 2018. DVD 9780781515887. $99.95; acad. libs. $295. Public performance; closed-captioned. Rated: TV-14. LIT

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susan renison

hello - would you include the Dewey number with the other book information? Thank you!

Posted : Nov 07, 2018 12:02


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