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PREMIUM

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees

Required reading for anyone contemplating becoming a beekeeper. Natural history enthusiasts will also find the subject matter compelling.
PREMIUM

Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace

Though wide ranging at times, this work should interest fans of Safina and general readers seeking to learn more about animal behavior.

Poulenc: The Life in the Songs

Highly recommended to readers interested in the life and works of the composer, as well as to those eager to learn about the cultural and political milieu of Poulenc’s life.
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Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond

This meticulously researched book offers music fans a thorough introduction and adds to current material, including Helm’s autobiography This Wheel’s on Fire, Barney Hoskyns’s Across the Great Divide, and the film Ain’t in It for My Health.
PREMIUM

My Life as a Villainess: Essays

Fans of Lippman’s novels (The Lady in the Lake) and her Twitter followers will gobble up this short collection and beg for more nonfiction from this gifted storyteller. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
PREMIUM

The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s

Doherty’s overall galvanizing look at a little-explored conjunction of critical feminist voices should incite provocative historical context to current-day discussions around the need for more support of women’s intellectual work.
PREMIUM

America, the Band: An Authorized Biography

Drawing from interviews with Beckley and Bunnell, Warne has started the process of refurbishing the reputation of America. Fans will be delighted, and those who sold them short will be impressed.
PREMIUM

Summer Snow: New Poems

Overall, this collection of elegies has a pleasing, conversational tone (despite the morbidity of its subject), as if Hass is reading nature not to glean a message but to hear and see what nature has to say. For all libraries.
PREMIUM

Calder: The Conquest of Space; The Later Years; 1940–1976

For readers interested in Calder and postwar modernism, the wealth of facts, anecdotes, and analysis here will be welcome. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
PREMIUM

The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

This intriguing, behind-the-scenes look at a disjointed creative partnership is sure to be of interest to readers of history and cinema.

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest

An illuminating, stirring biography of the extraordinary “Queen of American Folk.”
PREMIUM

The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum

Recommended for readers interested in the history of France, the history of architecture, and museology.
PREMIUM

Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

A fascinating window into the creative process of an iconic songwriter, this should resonate with lovers of Amos’s music and encourage other artists.
PREMIUM

Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars

Literary historians, as well as general readers up on the major events in recent British history, will be well served by this valiant debut about bold women whose struggles continue to resonate today.

Thomas Jefferson, Architect: Palladian Models, Democratic Principles, and the Conflict of Ideals

Essential for academic and design libraries.
PREMIUM

Maison Lesage: Haute Couture Embroidery

This volume will most appeal to readers of fashion and costume history. As a look book, anyone with an interest in embroidery will appreciate the technical finesse of Maison Lesage.

The Beauty of Living: E.E. Cummings in the Great War

Placing Cummings in the context of the “War Poets,” Rosenblitt breathes new life back into poems too often anthologized and too little read. Highly recommended.
PREMIUM

Vinyl Countdown

Sharpe’s enthusiasm is contagious
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Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World

As a succinct introduction to women nature writers, this elegant compilation should have a broad reach and inspire readers to seek out more about the authors featured.
PREMIUM

Bach’s Operas of the Soul: A Listener’s Guide to the Sacred Cantatas

Students and devotees of classical music will appreciate this introduction to some of the most transcendent music in the Western canon.
PREMIUM

Splash! 10,000 Years of Swimming

An all-encompassing, yet highly accessible history of one of humankind’s most elemental and popular activities, this title is recommended for everyone from sports fans to historians. For a sport generally underrepresented in library collections, this is a superb account of swimming’s long and remarkable history.

Won’t Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System

Gumbel relies on clear analysis and rich anecdotes to explain how one school helped its students thrive. A superb work for anyone interested in higher education.
PREMIUM

Assume Nothing: A Memoir of Intimate Violence

A critical and timely piece in the era of the #metoo movement, this work will appear to a wide audience.
PREMIUM

The Undocumented Americans

Readers come to see that there is no time for hedging: the personal traumas discussed in the book are compounded by their commonality. A must-read indictment on what it means to be undocumented and what it means to be American.
PREMIUM

Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Pass. The value of the second half does not make up for the feebleness of the first.
PREMIUM

The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education

Crow and Dabars support their exciting new paradigm for American universities with extensive data, theoretical frameworks, and integration of research in the field, illuminating their argument for a new approach to higher education that will better serve American society and democracy.
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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

This timely exploration helps readers place President Trump and his supporters in the context of white Christian America’s reaction to mid-20th-century social justice activism.
PREMIUM

The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump

An evenhanded and thought-provoking study of Hispanic conservatism.

Safeguarding Your Child with Autism: Strategies and Tools To Reduce Risks

A must-read for parents of autistic children, educators, and other caregivers in the special needs community.

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

Those interested in American history, politics, and its historical development will find much to enjoy in this well-written, argued work.
PREMIUM

Power Your Profits: How To Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000

A practical book, written in a simple and straightforward style, while providing a thorough overview of how to start and run a small business.

Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Process, and Tools

Librarians who lack formal instructional design training but who find themselves tasked with meeting the teaching and learning needs of their campuses will discover an invaluable primer here, as will librarians who have some expertise but have yet to formalize their workflows.
PREMIUM

The Globalized Library: American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections, and Practices

A hefty yet convincing look at the international dimensions of U.S. academic library work. Especially recommended to those new to or interested in international librarianship, but valuable for others in academic libraries as well.
PREMIUM

The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women’s Empowerment

Weighty subject matter with an edge. Will appeal to fans of social commentary and those interested in women’s and global economic issues.
PREMIUM

Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

An informative work for readers interested in human rights, free speech, censorship, and how they interact. [See Prepub Alert, 10/21/19.].
PREMIUM

This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home

While Sandler focuses primarily on New York City, her study will resonate widely and is worthwhile reading for all, especially fans of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted.
PREMIUM

The Introvert’s Guide to the Workplace: Concrete Strategies for Bosses and Employees to Thrive and Succeed

On par with Jane Finkle’s The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up, Orozco’s work is highly recommended for introverts and those who work with and supervise them.
PREMIUM

Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Sedgewick’s wide-ranging work is most appropriate for readers with a serious interest in food economics.
PREMIUM

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Jones provides hard figures and historical examples illustrating racial relations in the United States, and how people can work toward reconciliation. An ideal complement to Sarah Posner’s Unholy.
PREMIUM

Going Back: How a Former Refugee, Now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon, Returned to Iraq To Change the Lives of Injured Soldiers and Civilians

An engaging account of a man who accepts life-altering challenges as opportunities to improve himself and the lives of others, this should prove an enjoyable read for anyone interested in immigration memoirs or medical tales.

27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

This new bible of lessons and practices for creators across media will likely appeal to readers curious about behind-the-scenes realities of those who bring to life today’s most popular and intelligent entertainment.
PREMIUM

Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagement

A strong addition for any academic libraries starting to offer distance learning support services.

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

A moving, heartbreaking memoir about a traumatic event and the path to healing.
PREMIUM

Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II

A solid analysis of World War II’s first major operation, this work should appeal to any readers interested in Polish history or the war’s beginnings.
PREMIUM

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

Tigers, pianos, prisoners, and historical perspective throughout Siberia’s past and present are the heart of this personal account that starts and ends with the search for a piano. While the pianos and their providence are captivating, the history and people stand out.
PREMIUM

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

In addition to content related to adoption, which should be of wide interest, this book will engage readers interested in Jewish social practices in mid-century America.
PREMIUM

The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family

Readers concerned about prison reform and social justice will be enlightened by the perspectives offered throughout. See Emily Bazelon’s Charged for another indictment of the U.S. judicial system.

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

Academic readers who want more biographical information about Keynes will be captivated by this depiction of his life and thinking.

Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution

Carefully argued, Bell’s study should appeal to history lovers at all levels of expertise.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Henderson’s convincing arguments and passion will be a clarion call to action for business leaders and interested readers everywhere. A complementary work is microfinance champion Muhammad Yunus’s A World of Three Zeros, while Christopher Leonard’s Kochland offers a contrasting portrayal of the Koch Industries’ single-minded resistance to any such ideas.
PREMIUM

Betsey

A breezy treat for fans wanting more about the woman behind the whimsical clothes. [See Prepub Alert, 9/30/2019.]
PREMIUM

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul

A valuable addition to reflections on Truman and the factors that motivate voters.
PREMIUM

Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School

This important addition to the literature on the academic experience will appeal to graduate students, those considering grad school, and anyone looking to expand their understanding of academia.
PREMIUM

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Indispensable reading for anyone interested in late 20th-century U.S. politics.

Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump

Highly recommended for those seeking to understand how white evangelicals developed political power.

Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir

This passionately told account of Albright’s “afterlife” will inspire readers to become involved in the issues meaningful to them. Recommended for all interested in politics, leadership, and women’s studies. [See Prepub Alert, 12/1/19.]
PREMIUM

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

This is not an easy read for those wanting easy answers about race. Instead, it is a book about moral reckoning, owning up to failed choices, and making an effort to choose better ones. For all interested in uncovering how we got here, and how much further we have to go.

Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South

A seminal work of impeccable scholarship. Recommended to all working in the intersections of law, criminal justice, and social activism, along with readers of African American history and Southern history. Also see the documentary feature film A Crime on the Bayou (2020), in development with Augusta Films and HBO, which follows Duncan’s story. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
PREMIUM

I You We Them: Walking into the World of the Desk Killer

Readers looking for a traditional history will not find it here. This account is recommended for readers who have the patience to accompany the author on his journey of discovery to understand the motivations behind people who commit mass atrocities. [See Prepub Alert, 9/9/19.]
PREMIUM

The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

An essential addition to the field of economic studies that is especially vital for academic libraries.
PREMIUM

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

Recommend to readers seeking spiritually-informed black narratives or oral histories and fans of Jerkins’s first book; less useful for readers seeking factual histories of the Great Migration. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
PREMIUM

The Betrayal of the Duchess: The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern

Recommended for readers of Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and 19th-century French history and literature.
PREMIUM

Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You

Following the evolution of ideas that led to the businesses Lemieux describes makes for interesting reading as well as speculation as to whether her predictions of success will hold true. Will appeal to budding entrepreneurs and those interested in start-up culture.
PREMIUM

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

Lively storytelling and accessible writing makes Hiltzik’s work suitable for all types of readers interested in railroad history.
PREMIUM

Gods of War: History’s Greatest Military Rivals

Readers interested in military history and the lives of some of history’s noteworthy generals will enjoy the range and scope of this book.
PREMIUM

Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr

This collection will make readers wish Carr was still here to share his observations. A must for aspiring journalists and fans of Carr who want to read more of his award-winning reporting.
PREMIUM

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

Particularly strong when it comes to highlighting marginalized voices and the technologies used for global communication. While timely and a nice introduction to mass media in today’s society, however, it is not a replacement for more comprehensive titles.
PREMIUM

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

Though the writing is a little dry, the information is accurate, succinct, and generally jargon-free. This interdisciplinary work will be of interest to undergraduates studying psychology, sociology, criminology, and forensic science. Some practitioners may find it a helpful starting point when venturing outside their areas of expertise.

Teen Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia

Balanced and highly representative of contemporary teen life, this is an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to compare and contrast the lifestyles and interests of modern teens. It will be especially valuable to high school and undergraduate students.
PREMIUM

Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

Fans of Hawking’s work, his life, and the film The Theory of Everything will enjoy a more personal look into his extraordinary life.
PREMIUM

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Sure to appeal to a broad range of gardeners and cooks, including those who live in urban areas where dedicating room to gardening is often challenging.
PREMIUM

Galileo: And the Science Deniers

An extremely readable biography paired well with analysis of current scientific thinking and controversies. For all fans of popular science.

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest To Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl

S Slaght’s extensive field research is rendered into clear, readable prose, making it a solid choice for bird lovers, but also for armchair travelers looking for eco-adventure on the fringes of civilization.

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

This work will engage all readers interested in learning more about birds and natural history.
PREMIUM

Fix Your Period: Six Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance

Jardim’s personal experience, and the resulting passion, has resulted in this well-researched and easy-to-read book. Her program is the foundation, but all the information in the first part has value for women interested in learning more about how her body functions, which makes it a good addition to a public or consumer health-focused collection.
PREMIUM

The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

An interesting read that deals with a topic that is current and important to all. It will present a thoughtful challenge to many readers.

PREMIUM

Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World

A fascinating look at a critical resource and the ideal companion to Fred Pearce’s When the Rivers Run Dry.

PREMIUM

Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod

One of the poet’s great strengths is her ability to forge striking metaphors even if several veer far from the sensate world: “white petals disappear into his shadow like a conclusion.” But that’s a quibble, as most poems impart a passionate fierceness while revealing a shared humanity. Highly recommended for most collections.

Muddy Matterhorn

In a rich work that embraces life while pushing back on anything that restricts our reach, McHugh again proves herself to be a master poet

PREMIUM

Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Though needlessly exaggerating its subject’s considerable accomplishments and sometimes mired in details, this well-researched, comprehensive work should became a standard biography along with Daniel Mark Epstein’s Nat King Cole.

Lean Against This Late Hour

Like Federico García Lorca, an acknowledged influence, Abdolmalekian merges the personal with the political in a semisurreal poetry of troubled nights and harrowing days, exposing the fear and vulnerability we bury with denial, daring to pose the question, “How many times are we born/ that we die/ so many times?” An impressive U.S. debut for a poet whose work invites global recognition.
PREMIUM

After Callimachus: Poems

According to this collection’s foreword, Callimachus never found his ideal translator
PREMIUM

The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

This authoritative and exhaustive biography will challenge general readers, but will find an appreciative audience among political scholars and modern philosophy academics. A solid companion to Thomas Schwartz’s Henry Kissinger and American Power.

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Another excellent book from Reich that all libraries will want to have in their collections.

Hollywood Park

Jollett’s absorbing memoir of self, discovery, and rediscovery will have a wide audience.

PREMIUM

Bright Precious Thing

Caldwell presents an affecting, realistic argument for friendships and personal connections, particularly the enduring ones, which help us face what the author calls the “mirage” at the end of our lives. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/20.]

Perfectly Confident: How To Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely

VERDICT Wise, solidly researched, and highly recommended for academic libraries supporting business and psychology curriculum.
PREMIUM

Empty

This memoir will resonate with those who have experienced issues with food or know someone who has.

The Book of Atlantis Black

A haunting, profound investigative memoir that will resonate with readers as both a compelling true crime story and an affecting literary work. Bonner creates a sense of closeness with readers that makes this book a challenge to put down or forget. [See Prepub Alert, 1/29/2020.]
PREMIUM

In the Shadow of the Valley

An engaging read that will connect with fans of Tara Westover’s Educated and those interested in the ability of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

PREMIUM

Attention: A Love Story

Overall, an average memoir about one woman’s struggle with addiction and subsequent attempts to find acceptance.

Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me

A delightful memoir of people and place that will draw in Deb’s fans and attract plenty of new ones.

PREMIUM

Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime

Part travelog, part grief memoir, this is for readers who want to experience the thrill of solo travel as experienced by someone slowly losing a parent. 

PREMIUM

They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

A valuable contribution to the history of feminism at its grassroots and global levels, as well as a message to readers about how difficult it is to anticipate what online tools and developments will emerge as feminism continues to grow, along with the material, political, and intellectual issues abutting it.

 

 

Fairest

Gender, race, and sexuality are all foremost themes throughout the book, and it is a notable read for those particularly interested in these topics. However, Talusan’s account also offers an intensely personal example of how one’s relation to oneself changes over time, shaped by circumstances and personal choices, making it a compelling story for a wide variety of readers.

PREMIUM

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

A vividly descriptive, compelling, well-researched, page-turning work of narrative nonfiction, both heartbreaking and uplifting.

One Pot Feeds All

This approachable cookbook is about the food; the recipes take front and center stage with only a short introduction and a comprehensive index framing them. A treat for novice to advance cooks who want to focus on using a single pot.
PREMIUM

Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina

Frantz’s absorbing, vivid book will reward Talking Heads fans and those interested in the postpunk and 1980s music scene. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
PREMIUM

Hunting the Unabomber: The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America’s Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist

This meticulous history of the hunt for the Unabomber will appeal to true crime readers who enjoy immersive scene setting and don’t mind a slow pace.

Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer

Not as lurid as the title suggests, this is a chilling look at a prison system unable to meet the needs of mentally ill inmates.
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