LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

Climbers will inhale Caldwell's book and want more; poet Kampa's urge to feel, to will herself into others' being, is a gift that will carry her far; comedian Boyle's book is hard to put down and full of solid advice; clear, real-world discussions of issues facing transgender people; perfect for browsing, this work will awaken a desire for questing and adventure
Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the May 1, 2017, 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 areas: e-Original Romance (ebook format; contact bl.fox@mediasourceinc.com); Fiction by Diverse Authors (contact wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Literature; Performing Arts; Music; Health & Medicine; Parenting (contact apesek@mediasourceinc.com); Political Science (domestic and international); and Science. For more information and to fill out an application, go to ow.ly/vHWY30aROVh.

ARTS & HUMANITIES

CRAFTS/DIY ART INSTRUCTION James, Yellena. Star, Branch, Spiral, Fan: Learn To Draw from Nature’s Perfect Design Structures. Rockport: Quarto. Feb. 2017. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781631591495. pap. $22.99. ART INSTRUCTION gardenworkshop.jpg41417Jones, Andrea. The Garden Photography Workshop: Expert Tips and Techniques for Capturing the Essence of Your Garden. Timber. Feb. 2017. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9781604696691. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781604697865. ART INSTRUCTION CRAFTS Mizutama. Hello Origami: 30 Fun & Easy Origami Designs for Secret Notes & Special Messages. Zakka Workshop. Jun. 2017. 80p. tr. from Japanese by Ai Jirka. illus. ISBN 9781940552316. pap. $12.99. CRAFTS DIY **Bainbridge, Max. Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and Other Homewares. Abrams. Mar. 2017. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781419724763. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781683350842. DIY Holladay, Martin. Musings of an Energy Nerd: Toward an Energy-Efficient Home. Taunton. Mar. 2017. 272p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631862564. pap. $24.95. DIY FIBER CRAFTS Breclaw, Emily. Adventures in Hexagons: 11 Quilts, 29 Blocks, Unlimited Possibilities. C&T. May 2017. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781617452826. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617452833. FIBER CRAFTS Friend, Amy. Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design. Lucky Spool. Feb. 2017. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781940655239. pap. $28.95. FIBER CRAFTS Healey, Elizabeth. Stitch, Fabric & Thread: An Inspirational Guide for Creative Stitchers. Search. Mar. 2017. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782212850. pap. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS Van De Car, Nikki. SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects To Soothe and Inspire. Running Pr. Apr. 2017. 120p. illus. photos by Steve Legato. index. ISBN 9780762461912. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780762461929. FIBER CRAFTS Wang, Cindy. Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books. Quirk. May 2017. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781594749605. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781594749612. FIBER CRAFTS INTERIOR DESIGN Lifford, Jennifer. The Home Decluttering Diet: Organize Your Way to a Clean and Lean House. Page Street. Feb. 2017. 208p. photos. index. ISBN 9781624143267. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781624143403. INTERIOR DESIGN FINE ARTS frankllyodwright.jpg41417Eliasson, Olafur & Günther Vogt. Your Glacial Expectations. Thames & Hudson. May 2017. 144p. illus. maps. ISBN 9780500239599. $95. FINE ARTS Szerlip, B. Alexander. The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America. Melville House. Apr. 2017. 416p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781612195629. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781612195551. BIOG **Turner, Paul V. Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco. Yale Univ. Oct. 2016. 224p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780300215021. $65. ARCH LITERATURE **Didion, Joan. South and West: From a Notebook. Knopf. Mar. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781524732790. $21; ebk. ISBN 9781524732806. LIT Paley, Grace. A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry. Farrar. Apr. 2017. 400p. ed. by Kevin Bowen & Nora Paley. ISBN 9780374165826. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780374715106. LIT Pfordresher, John. The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece. Norton. Jun. 2017. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393248876. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393248883. LIT Wagner, Bryan. The Tar Baby: A Global History. Princeton Univ. May 2017. 280p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691172637. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400885619. LIT Yours Always: Letters of Longing. Icon. Mar. 2017. 208p. ed. by Eleanor Bass. bibliog. ISBN 9781785781681. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781785781698. LIT Zagajewski, Adam. Slight Exaggeration: An Essay. Farrar. Apr. 2017. 288p. tr. from Polish by Clare Cavanagh. ISBN 9780374265878. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374709631. LIT PERFORMING ARTS Figgis, Mike. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. Faber & Faber. Jun. 2017. 208p. illus. ISBN 9780571305049. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9780571305056. FILM Izzard, Eddie. Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens. Blue Rider: Penguin. Jun. 2017. 368p. notes. ISBN 9780399175831. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698405660. MEMOIR Reading American Horror Story: Essays on the Television Franchise. McFarland. Jun. 2017. 228p. ed. by Rebecca Janicker. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476663524. pap. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781476628929. TV

FIVE POETS TO WATCH

Elhillo, Safia. The January Children. Univ. of Nebraska. (African Poetry). Mar. 2017. 90p. ISBN 9780803295988. pap. $15.95. ebk. ISBN 9781496200075. POETRY burningleaves.jpg41417Giannelli, Adam. Tremulous Hinge. Univ. of Iowa. Apr. 2017. 90p. ISBN 9781609384869. pap. $21; ebk. ISBN 9781609384876. POETRY Jesiolowski, Gabriel. As Burning Leaves. Red Hen. Apr. 2017. 88p. ISBN 9781597090254. pap. $16.95. POETRY Kampa, Courtney. Our Lady of Not Asking Why. New Issues: Western Michigan Univ. Apr. 2017. 78p. ISBN 9781936970483. pap. $16. POETRY McGlynn, Karyna. Hothouse. Sarabande. Jun. 2017. 80p. ISBN 9781941411452. pap. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781941411469. POETRY
SPORTS & RECREATION Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court. Grand Central. May 2017. 304p. index. ISBN 9781455542277. $29; ebk. ISBN 9781455542253. SPORTS **Caldwell, Tommy. The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits. Viking. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780399562709. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399562723. SPORTS DeBord, Matthew. Return to Glory: The Story of Ford’s Revival and Victory in the Toughest Race in the World. Atlantic. Jun. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780802126504. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780802189554. SPORTS **Montville, Leigh. Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966–1971. Doubleday. May 2017. 368p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385536059. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385536066. SPORTS Moore, Richard. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory. Pegasus. May 2017. 336p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781681774077. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774695. SPORTS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Agriculture Katz, Jon. Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You. Atria. May 2017. 240p. ISBN 9781476795478. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476795508. PETS Health & Medicine Newman, Kurt. Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine. Viking. Jun. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780525428831. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698191648. MEMOIR
LONGEVITY BY THE NUMBERS Day, John & others. The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China. Harper. Jul. 2017. 304p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062319814. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062319838. HEALTH Marklund, Bertil. The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer: 10 Easy Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life. Greystone. Apr. 2017. 152p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781771642910. pap. $12.95; ebk. ISBN 9781771642927. HEALTH
Home Economics Acitelli, Tom. Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spirits. Chicago Review. Jun. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781613734582. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781613734612. COOKING McGovern, Patrick. Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created. Norton. Jun. 2017. 336p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393253801. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393253818. COOKING Sciences Cook, Langdon. Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table. Ballantine. May 2017. 320p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101882887. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101882900. NAT HIST seedsoflife.jpg41417Dolnick, Edward. The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks’ Teeth to Frogs’ Pants, the Long and Strange Quest To Discover Where Babies Come From. Basic. Jun. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465082957. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780465094967. SCI Jenner, Nicky. 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars. Bloomsbury Sigma. Jun. 2017. 288p. index. ISBN 9781472922496. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472922519. SCI Kean, Sam. Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us. Little, Brown. Jul. 2017. 384p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316381642. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316381635. SCI Verdolin, Jennifer L. Raised by Animals: The Surprising New Science of Animal Family Dynamics. Experiment. May 2017. 304p. notes. ISBN 9781615193448. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615193455. NAT HIST West, Geoffrey. Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies. Penguin Pr. May 2017. 496p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781594205583. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781101621509. SCI Technology Kasparov, Garry. Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. PublicAffairs. May 2017. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781610397865. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781610397872. TECH

SELF-HELP

Archelaus, Rachel. Intuitive Art: How To Have a Two-Way Conversation with Your Higher Self. Sephyrus. May 2017. 146p. ISBN 9780983013754. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780983013778. CREATIVTY/PSYCH **Boucher, Lisa. Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture. She Writes. Jun. 2017. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781631522147. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631522154. ADDICTION & RECOVERY Boyle, Andy. Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered To Tell You. TarcherPerigee. May 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780143130512. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781524704117. SELF-HELP justbreathe.jpg41417Brulé, Dan. Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond. Enliven: Atria. Mar. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781501134388. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781501134395. MINDFULNESS/MEDITATION Kahn, Laurie. Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma Inflicted by Loved Ones. She Writes. Jun. 2017. 280p. ISBN 9781631522260. pap. $16.95. CHILDHOOD ABUSE/RECOVERY Kiloby, Scott. Natural Rest for Addiction: A Radical Approach to Recovery Through Mindfulness and Awareness. New Harbinger. May 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781626258860. pap. $16.95. ADDICTION & RECOVERY Kukk, Christopher L. The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success. HarperOne. Mar. 2017. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9780062457899. $26.99. PERSONAL GROWTH Lamia, Mary. What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success. Rowman & Littlefield. Jul. 2017. 164p. bibliog. ISBN 9781442203815. $32; ebk. ISBN 9781442203822. SELF-HELP Marinella, Sandra. The Story You Need To Tell: Writing To Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss. New World Library. May 2017. 272p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781608684830. pap. $16.95. PERSONAL GROWTH O’Meara, Rachael. Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break. TarcherPerigee. Apr. 2017. 256p. index. ISBN 9780143129240. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781101993149. Onstad, Katrina. Take Back Your Weekend: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork. HarperOne. May 2017. 304p. bibliog. ISBN 9780062440181. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062440204. TIME MANAGEMENT/WORKPLACE Sakugawa, Yumi. The Little Book of Life Hacks: How To Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful. Griffin: St. Martin’s. May 2017. 208p. ISBN 9781250092250. pap. $18.99. SELF-HELP
LIFE AFTER LIFE Gallenberger, Joseph. Heaven Is for Healing: A Soul’s Journey After Suicide. Rainbow Ridge. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781937907518. pap. $16.95. BEREAVEMENT Hone, Lucy. Resilient Grieving: How To Live with Loss That Changes Everything. Experiment. Mar. 2017. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781615193752. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615193769. BEREAVEMENT **Sandberg, Sheryl & Adam Grant. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. Knopf. Apr. 2017. 240p. bibliog. ISBN 9781524732684. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732691. MEMOIR

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Biography risingstar411417**Garrow, David. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. Morrow. May 2017. 1472p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062641830. $45; ebk. ISBN 9780062641854. BIOG Gettleman, Jeffrey. Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival. Harper. May 2017. 336p. illus. ISBN 9780062284099. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062284112. MEMOIR Hunt, Patrick N. Hannibal. S. & S. Jul. 2017. 384p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781439102176. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781439109779. BIOG Keilson, Hans. 1944 Diary. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 256p. tr. from German by Damion Searls. ISBN 9780374535599. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780374713898. MEMOIR **Kuo, Michelle. Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship. Random. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780812997316. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812997323. MEMOIR Communications Alda, Alan. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating. Random. Jun. 2017. 240p. ISBN 9780812989144. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812989168. COMM McClain, Molly. Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy. Univ. of Nebraska. Jun. 2017. 366p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780803295957. $34.95. COMM Economics Nations, Scott. A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation. Morrow. Jun. 2017. 352p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062467270. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062467294. ECON Education **Labaree, David F. A Perfect Mess: The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education. Univ. of Chicago. Apr. 2017. 240p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226250441. $25. ED History Anderson, Virginia DeJohn. The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution. Oxford Univ. Jun. 2017. 288p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780199916863. $27.95. HIST **Dinerstein, Joel. The Origins of Cool in Postwar America. Univ. of Chicago. May 2017. 352p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780226152653. $40. HIST **Hampton, Dan. The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing. Morrow. May 2017. 320p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062464392. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062464415. HIST **Hemming, Henry. Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5’s Maxwell Knight. PublicAffairs. May 2017. 384p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781610396844. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781610396851. HIST americanspirit.jpg41417James, Lawrence. Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 416p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681774633. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774992. HIST Jones, Howard. My Lai: Vietnam, 1968, and the Descent into Darkness. Oxford Univ. Jun. 2017. 504p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780195393606. $34.95. HIST King, David. The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany. Norton. Jun. 2017. 480p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393241693. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393242645. HIST Knowlton, Christopher. Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West. Houghton Harcourt. May 2017. 448p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780544369962. $29; ebk. ISBN 9780544369979. HIST **McCullough, David. The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For. S. & S. Apr. 2017. 192p. illus. ISBN 9781501174216. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501174209. HIST Pearlman, Wendy. We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria. Custom House. Jun. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9780062654618. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062654458. HIST Law & Crime **Bilton, Nick. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road. Portfolio. May 2017. 352p. bibliog. ISBN 9781591848141. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698405738. CRIME Chadwick, Bruce. Law & Disorder: The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 384p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250082589. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250082596. CRIME **The New York Times Book of Crime: More Than 166 Years of Covering the Beat. Sterling. Mar. 2017. 416p. ed. by Kevin Flynn. photos. index. ISBN 9781402793233. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781402793295. CRIME Political Science Rice, Condoleezza. Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom. Twelve. May 2017. 496p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781455540181. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781455540198. POL SCI **Thrall, Nathan. The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine. Metropolitan: Holt. May 2017. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9781627797092. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781627797108. POL SCI Professional Media Benjes-Small, Candice & Rebecca K. Miller. The New Instruction Librarian: A Workbook for Trainers and Learners. ALA. Nov. 2016. 256p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838914564. pap. $68; ebk. ISBN 9780838915134. PRO MEDIA Cooke, Nicole A. Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals. Libraries Unlimited. Dec. 2016. 224p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440834608. pap. $65. PRO MEDIA Crossover Readers’ Advisory: Maximize Your Collection To Meet Reader Satisfaction. Libraries Unlimited. Nov. 2016. 182p. ed. by Jessica E. Moyer. index. ISBN 9781440838460. pap. $55. PRO MEDIA Psychology Tashiro, Ty. Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. Morrow. Apr. 2017. 288p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062429155. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062429179. PSYCH Social Science **Davis, Heath Fogg. Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? New York Univ. Jun. 2017. 208p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781479855407. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781479824120. SOC SCI beyondtrans.jpg41417**Goldstein, Amy. Janesville: An American Story. S. & S. Apr. 2017. 368p. notes. index. ISBN 9781501102233. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501102288. SOC SCI Lebron, Christopher J. The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea. Oxford Univ. Jun. 2017. 208p. notes. index. ISBN 9780190601348. $27.95. SOC SCI Love, Erik. Islamophobia and Racism in America. New York Univ. May 2017. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781479838073. pap. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781479864829. SOC SCI Pendergrast, Mark. City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future. Basic. May 2017. 352p. photos. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780465054732. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780465094981. SOC SCI Travel & Geography Cahill, Susan. The Streets of Paris: A Guide to the City of Light Following in the Footsteps of Famous Parisians Throughout History. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 240p. notes. index. ISBN 9781250074324. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250130150. TRAV **New York Times. The New York Times: Footsteps; From Ferrante’s Naples to Hammett’s San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World. Three Rivers. May 2017. 304p. ed. by Monica Drake. illus. ISBN 9780804189842. $16; ebk. ISBN 9780804189859. TRAV    

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