LJ Review Alert | Nonfiction, April 15, 2018

Le Guin fans will relish the intimate insights the novelist shares here; Hilburn's well-researched book will be vital reading for Paul Simon devotees; Al Samawi's debut memoir is a triumphant work that will appeal to broad readership; recommended advice for women who have been "leaning in" but feel stuck; expert guidance for gardeners in water-challenged areas; a highly recommended celebration of Vietnam's tantalizing vegetarian and vegan cuisine

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the April 15, 2018, 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 subject areas: e-Original Romance (contact Bette-Lee Fox bfox@mediasourceinc.com); Technothrillers, Historical Fiction, popular African American fiction (Terry McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Mary Monroe; contact Wilda Williams, wwilliams@mediasourceinc.com); Graphic Novels (contact Annalisa Pešek apesek@mediaourceinc.com); Crafts/DIY (art instruction, crafts, fiber crafts, interior design; contact Amanda Mastrull amstrull@mediasourceinc.com); Performing Arts and Health/Medicine (contact Liz French, efrench@mediasourceinc.com); and Reference and Professional Media (contact Mahnaz Dar mdar@mediasourceinc.com). To fill out an application, visit ow.ly/tDNC30iLfCV.

Arts & Humanities

Fine Arts

Haskell, Barbara & others. Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables. Yale Univ. Mar. 2018. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300232844. $65. FINE ARTS

Reilly, Maura. Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating. Thames & Hudson. Apr. 2018. 240p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780500239704. $32.95. FINE ARTS

Richard Filipowski: Art and Design Beyond the Bauhaus. Monacelli. Feb. 2018. 264p. ed. by Marisa Bartolucci. illus. notes. ISBN 9781580935098. $60. DEC ARTS


Arnold, Martin. The Dragon: Fear and Power. Reaktion. Jun. 2018. 256p. photos. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781780238975. $27. LIT

**Chee, Alexander. How To Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays. Mariner: Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9781328764522. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781328764416. LIT

Jamison, Carol Parrish. Chivalry in Westeros: The Knightly Code of A Song of Ice and Fire. McFarland. Mar. 2018. 217p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476670058. pap. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781476633169. LIT

Jennings, Ken. Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture. Scribner. May 2018. 336p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781501100581. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501100611. HUMOR

Le Guin, Ursula K. with David Naimon. Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing. Tin House. Jul. 2018. 152p. ISBN 9781941040997. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781947793002. LIT

**Sampson, Fiona. In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein. Pegasus. Jun. 2018. 336p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781681777528. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778211. LIT

Performing Arts

Andersen, Mark & Ralph Heibutzki. We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered. Akashic. Jul. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9781617752933. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617756504. MUSIC

**Hilburn, Robert. Paul Simon: The Life. S. & S. May 2018. 448p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781501112126. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501112140. MUSIC

Ryan, Stephen H. & Paul J. Ryan. The Essential James Garner. Rowman & Littlefield. May 2018. 272p. photos. filmog. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781442278202. $38. BIOG


**Hoagland, Tony. Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God. Graywolf. Jun. 2018. 88p. ISBN 9781555978075. pap. $16. POETRY

Mensch, Joshua. Because. Norton. May 2018. 96p. ISBN 9780393635225. $22.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635232. POETRY

Seuss, Diane. Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. Graywolf. May 2018. 120p. ISBN 9781555978068. pap. $16. POETRY

Sports & Recreation

Allen, Ray Michael Arkush. From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love. Dey St: HarperCollins. Mar. 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780062675477. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062675491. SPORTS

Baylor, Elgin with Alan Eisenstock. Hang Time: My Life in Basketball. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2018. 336p. index. ISBN 9780544617056. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780544618459. SPORTS

Schonbrun, Zach. The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius. Dutton. Apr. 2018. 352p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101986332. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101986349. SPORTS

Zirin, Dave. Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. Blue Rider. May 2018. 352p. illus. index. ISBN 9780399173448. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698186071. SPORTS

Science & Technology


**Litt, Robert & Hannah Litt. The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock. Timber. Jul. 2018. 208p. illus. index. ISBN 9781604698459. $29.95; pap. ISBN 9781604698183. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781604698664. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

**Sterman, Nan. Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for the Waterwise Gardener. Timber. May 2018. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781604694574. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781604698633. GARDENING

Health & Medicine

Cohen, Jay S. What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics: How the Side Effects of Six Popular Antibiotics Can Destroy Your Health. Square One. Mar. 2018. 176p. notes. index. ISBN 9780757004698. pap. $15.95. MED

Blesching, Uwe. Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction: Supplement Your Pain Management with Cannabis. North Atlantic. Jun. 2018. 244p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781623171865. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781623171872. HEALTH

Drugs & Dependence

Macy, Beth. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. Little, Brown. Aug. 2018. 384p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780316551243. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316551281. HEALTH

**Sederer, Lloyd. The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs. Scribner. May 2018. 224p. notes. index. ISBN 9781501179440. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501179464. HEALTH

Home Economics

Begos, Kevin. Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine. Algonquin. Jun. 2018. 288p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781616205775. $26.95. beverages

Franklin, Sara B. Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original. Univ. of North Carolina. Apr. 2018. 272p. illus. ISBN 9781469638553. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781469638560.


**Hamshaw, Gena. Power Plates: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals. Ten Speed: Crown. Jan. 2018. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399579059. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399579066. COOKING

**Hernandez, Eddie & Susan Puckett. Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen. Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2018. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9780544618824. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780544618848. COOKING

Iyer, Rukmini. Dinner’s in the Oven: Simple One-Pan Meals. Chronicle. Mar. 2018. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781452168593. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781452168715. COOKING

Kassoff, Anya . Simply Vibrant. Roost. Feb. 2018. 336p. photos by Masha Davydova. index. ISBN 9781611803846. $35. COOKING

Ojakangas, Beatrice. Breakfast with Beatrice: 250 Recipes from Sweet Cream Waffles to Swedish Farmer’s Omelets. Univ. of Minnesota. May 2018. 200p. index. ISBN 9781517904951. $19.95. COOKING

Olsson, Nina. Veggie Burger Atelier: Extraordinary Recipes for Nourishing Plant-Based Patties, Plus Buns, Condiments, and Sweets. Quarry: Quarto. Feb. 2018. 160p. notes. index. ISBN 9781631593482. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781631595868. COOKING

Overhiser, Sonja & Alex Overhiser. A Couple Cooks Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes To Make You Fall in Love with Real Food. Da Capo Lifelong: Perseus. Feb. 2018. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9780738219691. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780738219707. COOKING

**Smith, Ed. On the Side: A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes. Bloomsbury Pr. Jan. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781408873151. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781408873168. COOKING

Stauch, Cameron. Vegetarian Viet Nam. Norton. Mar. 2018. 328p. photos. index. ISBN 9780393249330. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393249347. COOKING

Woodier, Olwen. The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor. Storey. Mar. 2018. 224p. photos. index. ISBN 9781612127651. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612127668. COOKING


Becker, Adam. What Is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics. Basic: Perseus. Mar. 2018. 384p. ISBN 9780465096053. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780465096060. SCI

Burnett, Dean. Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes from, and Why. Norton. May 2018. 352p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393651348. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393651355. SCI

Miller, Kenneth R. The Human Instinct: How We Evolved To Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will. S. & S. Apr. 2018. 304p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781476790268. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476790282. SCI

Munson, Richard. Tesla: Inventor of the Modern. Norton. May 2018. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393635447. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393635454. SCI

Pollan, Michael. How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. Penguin Pr. May 2018. 480p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781594204227. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780525558941. SCI

Schilthuizen, Menno. Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution. Picador. Apr. 2018. 304p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250127822. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781250127839. SCI


Lotz, Amanda D. John Landgraf. We Now Disrupt This Broadcast: How Cable Transformed Television and the Internet Revolutionized It All. MIT. Mar. 2018. 280p. notes. index. ISBN 9780262037679. $27.95. TECH

**Winchester, Simon. The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. Harper. May 2018. 416p. notes. ISBN 9780062652553. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062652577. TECH

Social Sciences


**Al Samawi, Mohammed. The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America. Morrow. Apr. 2018. 352p. illus. index. ISBN 9780062678195. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062678218. MEMOIR

**Hisham, Marwan. Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War. One World Pubs. May 2018. 320p. illus. by Molly Crabapple. ISBN 9780399590627. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780399590641. MEMOIR

Malcom, Joyce Lee. The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life. Pegasus. May 2018. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9781681777375. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778167. BIOG

**Nickliss, Alexandra M. Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics. Bison. May 2018. 664p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781496202277. $39.95. BIOG

Richards, Cecile. Make Trouble. Touchstone. Apr. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781501187599. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501187612. MEMOIR

Ross, Steve. From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler’s Death Camps To Inspire a New Generation. Hachette. May 2018. 288p. ISBN 9780316513043. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316513081. BIOG

Santlofer, Jonathan. The Widower’s Notebook. Penguin Pr. Jul. 2018. 260p. ISBN 9780143132493. pap. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780525504443. MEMOIR


**Friedman, Jane. The Business of Being a Writer. Univ. of Chicago. (Guides to Writing, Editing, & Publishing). Mar. 2018. 368p. notes. index. pap. ISBN 9780226393162. $25; ISBN 9780226393025. $75. COMM


Auletta, Ken. Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else). Penguin Pr. Jun. 2018. 368p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780735220867. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780735220874. BUS

Heimans, Jeremy & Henry Timms. New Power: How Power Works in a Hyperconnected World—and How To Make It Work for You. Doubleday. Apr. 2018. 336p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780385541114. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385541121. BUS

Prins, Nomi. Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World. Nation. May 2018. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9781568585628. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781568585635. ECON


Gray, Hanna Holborn. An Academic Life: A Memoir. Princeton Univ. (William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education). Apr. 2018. 352p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691179186. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400889341. ED

Helgesen, Sally & Marshall Goldsmith. How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job. Hachette. Apr. 2018. 256p. index. ISBN 9780316440127. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316440103. CAREERS


Ferling, John. Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe. Bloomsbury Pr. May 2018. 496p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781632862099. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781632862112. HIST

Jones, Michael. The Black Prince. Pegasus. May 2018. 488p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681777412. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681778075. HIST

Krist, Gary. The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles. Crown. May 2018. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780451496386. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780451496409. HIST

O’Donnell, Patrick. The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home. Grove. May 2018. 288p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780802128331. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802149268. hist

Stark, Peter. Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father. Ecco:HarperCollins. May 2018. 528p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062416063. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780062416087. HIST

**Symonds, Craig L. World War II at Sea: A Global History. Oxford Univ. May 2018. 792p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780190243678. $34.95. HIST

Wren, Christopher S. Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution. S. & S. May 2018. 320p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781416599555. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781439110119. HIST

Law & Crime

Crane, Elaine Forman. The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport. Cornell Univ. May 2018. 272p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781501721311. $32.95; ebk. ISBN 9781501721328. CRIME

Nadeau, Barbie Latza. Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs and Guns on the Mafia Coast. Oneworld Pubs. Mar. 2018. 352p. photos. maps. notes. ISBN 9781786072559. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781786072566. CRIME

Schechter, Harold. Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men. Little A. Apr. 2018. 334p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781477808955. $24.95; pap. ISBN 9781477808948. $14.95; ebk. ISBN 9781503944916. CRIME

Political Science

**Cohen, Warren I. A Nation Like All Others: A Brief History of American Foreign Relations. Columbia Univ. Apr. 2018. 354p. index. ISBN 9780231175661. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780231545952. POL SCI

**Lawrence, John A. The Class of ‘74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship. Johns Hopkins. Mar. 2018. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781421424699. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421424705. POL SCI

Professional Media

Aldrich, Rebekkah Smith. Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in an Uncertain World. ALA. Feb. 2018. 216p. index. ISBN 9780838916889. pap. $49.99. PRO MEDIA

Francis, Mary. The Fun of Motivation: Crossing the Threshold Concepts. ACRL. 2017. 168p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780838989333. pap. $48. PRO MEDIA

Schultz, Janice Lindgren. Helping Patrons Find Their Roots: A Genealogy Handbook for Librarians. ALA. Mar. 2018. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838916445. pap. $59. PRO MEDIA


Lipska, Barbara K. with Elaine McArdle. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery. Houghton Harcourt. Apr. 2018. 208p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781328787309. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781328787279. PSYCH

Sheffer, Edith. Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna. Norton. May 2018. 288p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780393609646. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393609653. PSYCH

Social Science

**Brown, Austin Channing. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Convergent. May 2018. 192p. notes. ISBN 9781524760854. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781524760861. SOC SCI

Simpson, Cam. The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman’s Quest for Justice. Harper. Apr. 2018. 400p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062449719. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062449733. SOC SCI

Tea, Michelle. Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms. Amethyst. May 2018. 300p. ISBN 9781936932184. $18.95. SOC SCI

Werbel, Amy Beth. Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock. Columbia Univ. Apr. 2018. 408p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780231175227. $45; ebk. ISBN 9780231547031. SOC SCI

Yancy, George. Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America. Rowman & Littlefield. Apr. 2018. 168p. notes. index. ISBN 9781538104057. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781538104064. SOC SCI

The New West

Branch, John. The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West. Norton. May 2018. 304p. illus. ISBN 9780393292343. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292350. SOC SCI

Pogue, James. Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West. Holt. May 2018. 304p. ISBN 9781250169129. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250169136. SOC SCI


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