LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the May 15, 2016, issue of Library Journal, organized by subject. The list includes 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 SUBMISSIONS: LJ is seeking fall 2016 football memoirs, biographies, and histories for a roundup to be published in the August issue. Please include with your submissions: author, title, publisher name, pub date, page count, ISBN, price, format(s) where applicable. Deadline is Friday, June 3.

ARTS & HUMANITIES

CRAFTS & DIY

ART INSTRUCTION

lessonsinwatercolor.jpg51216Brehm, Matthew. Drawing Perspective: How To See It and How To Apply It. Barron’s. Mar. 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781438006598. pap. $19.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Robinson, Mario Andres. Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: A Contemporary Approach to Painting People and Places in the Classical Tradition. Monacelli Studio. Apr. 2016. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781580934459. pap. $25. ART INSTRUCTION

CRAFTS

Green, Deborah. Your Sharpie Style: 75 Original Sharpie Craft Products To Design Your Home and Your Life. Morrow. Apr. 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9780062434838. pap. $16.99. CRAFTS

Mercer, Marrianne. My Handmade Wedding: A Crafter’s Guide to Making Your Big Day Perfect. Search. May 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782211587. pap. $19.95. CRAFTS

Papp, Csilla. Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making: Braided Jewelry Techniques for 15 Statement Pieces. Interweave. Feb. 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781440243745. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781440243820. CRAFTS

Townley, Jenny. Micro Macramé: 25 Superfine Jewelry Projects; Every Technique Explained, for Beginners Up. Barron’s. Mar. 2016. 128p. illus. index. ISBN 9781438007250. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS

DIY

Pember, Mat & Dillon Seitchik-Reardon. The Little Veggie Patch Co. DIY Garden Projects: Easy Activities for Edible Gardening and Backyard Fun. Hardie Grant. Apr. 2016. 272p. photos by John Laurie. index. ISBN 9781743790991. pap. $34.95. DIY

FIBER CRAFTS

Brandal, Lily Secilie & Bente Myhrer. Crazy for Crochet: 70 Projects You’ll Love To Make; Hats, Slippers, Sweaters, Bags, Pillows, Blankets, Potholders, and More. Trafalgar Square. Mar. 2016. 168p. tr. from Norwegian. illus. ISBN 9781570767593. pap. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Durant, Judith. Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables. Storey. May 2016. 216p. illus. index. ISBN 9781612125169. spiral. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612125176. FIBER CRAFTS

Gallian, Marian B. & Yvette Marie Jones. Dresden Carnival: 16 Modern Quilt Projects; Innovative Designs. Stash: C&T. Apr. 2016. 104p. illus. ISBN 9781617450853. pap. $25.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Wood, Jennifer. Refined Knits: Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear. Interweave. Mar. 2016. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781632500687. pap. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781632500700. FIBER CRAFTS

FINE ARTS

degas.jpg51216Hauptman, Jodi & others. Degas: A Strange New Beauty. Museum of Modern Art. Mar. 2016. 239p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781633450059. $50. FINE ARTS

Herwig, Malte. The Woman Who Says No: Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; Rebel, Muse, Artist. Greystone. May 2016. 172p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781771642279. $26.95. FINE ARTS

Howard, Hugh. Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Bloomsbury Pr. May 2016. 352p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781620403754. $28. ARCH

Kwun, Aileen & Bryn Smith. Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design. Princeton Architectural. May 2016. 224p. illus. ISBN 9781616892814. pap. $35. ARCH

LITERATURE

**Adams, Michael. In Praise of Profanity. Oxford Univ. Aug. 2016. 224p. notes. index. ISBN 9780199337583. $17.95. LANG

Arnold, Kyle. The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick. Oxford Univ. (Inner Lives). Jun. 2016. 248p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780199743254. $19.95. LIT

Pierpont, Claudia Roth. American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building. Farrar. May 2016. 320p. illus. index. ISBN 9780374104405. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374708771. LIT

Pope, Alexander. An Essay on Man. Princeton Univ. Jul. 2016. 256p. ed. by Tom Jones. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691159812. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400880447. LIT

PERFORMING ARTS

Ribowsky, Mark. Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor. A Capella: Chicago Review. Jun. 2016. 416p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781613733769. $28.99. MUSIC

Vieira, Mark A. Into the Dark: The Hidden World of Film Noir, 1941–1950. Running Pr. May 2016. 336p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780762455232. $40; ebk. ISBN 9780762458066. FILM

MIDCENTURY MUSIC MAN

Gleason, Ralph J. Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews. Yale Univ. May 2016. 296p. ed. by Toby Gleason. index. ISBN 9780300214529. $30. MUSIC

Gleason, Ralph J. Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason. Yale Univ. May 2016. 328p. ed. by Toby Gleason. index. ISBN 9780300212167. $30. MUSIC

PHILOSOPHY

Fontana, Biancamaria. Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait. Princeton Univ. Jun. 2016. 312p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691169040. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781400880614. PHIL

POETRY

Shaughnessy, Brenda. So Much Synth. Copper Canyon. May 2016. 94p. ISBN 9781556594878. $22. POETRY

VISIONARY VERSEMAKERS

Dove, Rita. Collected Poems: 1974–2004. Norton. May 2016. 400p. ISBN 9780393285949. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393285956. POETRY

**Rich, Adrienne. Collected Poems: 1950–2012. Norton. Mar. 2016. 960p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393285116. $50; ebk. ISBN 9780393285123. POETRY

SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

Haag, Michael. The Quest for Mary Magdalene. Harper. May 2016. 336p. photos. maps. index. ISBN 9780062059765. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062059789. REL

van Schaik, Carel & Kai Michel. The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible. Basic. May 2016. 480p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465074709. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465098675. REL

SPORTS & RECREATION

Drape, Joe. American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise. Hachette. Apr. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780316268844. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316268837. SPORTS

**Isserman, Maurice. Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering. Norton. Apr. 2016. 448p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393068504. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393292527. SPORTS

Kirschbaum, Erik. Soccer Without Borders: Jürgen Klinsmann, Coaching the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and the Quest for the World Cup. Picador. May 2016. 400p. photos. ISBN 9781250098313. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781250098337. SPORTS

Papenfuss, Mary & Teri Thompson. American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich From—and Sold Out—the Most Powerful Cabal in World Sports. Harper. Apr. 2016. 272p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780062449672. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062449702. SPORTS

Rodriguez, Hector “H3CZ” & others. OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions. Dey St: HarperCollins. May 2016. 272p. ISBN 9780062449283. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062449306. SPORTS

PARENTING

**Bruni, Maryanne. Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. 3d ed. Woodbine House. May 2016. 312p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781606132593. pap. $24.95. CHILD REARING

**Garlick, Hattie. Born To Be Wild: Hundreds of Free Nature Activities for Families. Bloomsbury Natural History. (RSPB). May 2016. 256p. photos by Nancy Honey. ISBN 9781472915337. pap. $22. CHILD REARING

vitaminn.jpg51216**Louv, Richard. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. Algonquin. Apr. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781616205782. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616205614. CHILD REARING

McKee, Jonathan. 52 Ways To Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid: How To Engage with Kids Who Can’t Seem To Pry Their Eyes from Their Devices! Shiloh Run. Jul. 2016. 192p. ISBN 9781634097079. pap. $12.99; ebk. ISBN 9781634098885. CHILD REARING

**Murrie, Matt & Andrew R McHugh. The Book of What If…? Questions and Activities for Curious Minds. Beyond Words: Aladdin. Apr. 2016. 240p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781582705293. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9781481430746. CHILD REARING

**Rioux, Jackie & Jo-Ann Parylak. Dear Daycare Parent: Over 101 Ways To Improve Your Child’s Experience. Dear Daycare Parent. Apr. 2016. 128p. illus by Heidi Graf. ISBN 9780692572498. $24.95. CHILD REARING

Trainor, Kathleen. Calming Your Anxious Child: Words To Say and Things To Do. Johns Hopkins. Jun. 2016. 264p. ISBN 9781421420097. $45; pap. ISBN 9781421420103. $18.95. CHILD REARING

**Tuteur, Amy. Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting. Dey St: HarperCollins. Apr. 2016. 357p. ISBN 9780062407344. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062407351. CHILD REARING

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

AGRICULTURE

Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow. Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design. Knopf. Apr. 2016. 220p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101875537. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101875544. GARDENING

Toutonghi, Pauls. Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home. Knopf. Jun. 2016. 272p. illus. ISBN 9781101947012. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101947029. PETS

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Anstett, Patricia. Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You. Rowman & Littlefield. Jun. 2016. 235p. photos by Kathleen Galligan. index. ISBN 9781442242623. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781442242630. HEALTH

Khan, Ali S. with William Patrick. The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers. PublicAffairs. May 2016. 288p. notes. ISBN 9781610395915. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781610395922. HEALTH

HOME ECONOMICS

seaganeating.jpg51216Cramer, Amy & Lisa McComsey. Seagan Eating: The Lure of a Healthy, Sustainable Seafood + Vegan Diet. TarcherPerigee. Jul. 2016. 272p. illus. index. ISBN 9780399176944. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780698411272. COOKING

Kuh, Patric. Finding the Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2016. 288p. ISBN 9780062219541. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062219565. COOKING

O’Connell, John. The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary. Pegasus. Jul. 2016. 248p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781681771526. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681771922. COOKING

Wyss, Roxanne & Kathy Moore. Delicious Dump Cakes: 50 Super Simple Desserts To Make in 15 Minutes or Less. St. Martin’s. May 2016. 128p. photos. index. ISBN 9781250082633. pap. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250082640. COOKING

COOKING

Denton, Greg & others. Around the Fire: Recipes for Inspired Grilling and Seasonal Feasting from Ox Restaurant. Ten Speed: Crown. Mar. 2016. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607747529. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781607747536. COOKING

Dinki, Nikki. Meat on the Side: Delicious Vegetable-Focused Recipes for Every Day. St. Martin’s. Jun. 2016. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9781250067166. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466875197. COOKING

Goldwyn, Meathead. Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling. Houghton Harcourt. May 2016. 400p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780544018464. $35. COOKING

Lang, Rebecca. The Southern Vegetable Book: A Root-To-Stalk Guide to the South’s Favorite Produce. Oxmoor House. Apr. 2016. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780848746889. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780848747527. COOKING

Master of the Grill: Foolproof Recipes, Top-Rated Gadgets, Gear & Ingredients Plus Clever Test Kitchen Tips & Fascinating Food Science. America’s Test Kitchen. Apr. 2016. 454p. ed. by America’s Test Kitchen. photos. index. ISBN 9781940352541. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781940352565. COOKING

Peltre, Béatrice. My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre. Roost. May 2016. 392p. photos. index. ISBN 9781611801361. $35. COOKING

Seaver, Barton. Two If by Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood. Sterling. May 2016. 312p. photos. index. ISBN 9781454917878. $30. COOKING

Thompson, Jennifer Trainer. Fresh Fish: A Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood. Storey. Mar. 2016. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9781612123370. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612123387. COOKING

Vinton, Sherri Brooks. Eat It Up! 150 Recipes To Use Every Bit and Enjoy Every Bite of the Food You Buy. Da Capo. May 2016. 256p. photos. index. ISBN 9780738218182. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780738218199. COOKING

Watson, Lee. Peace and Parsnips: Adventurous Vegan Cooking for Everyone: 200 Plant-Based Recipes Bursting with Vitality & Flavor, Inspired by Love & Travel. Experiment. May 2016. 336p. photos. index. ISBN 9781615193219. $25. COOKING

SCIENCES

Bejan, Adrian. The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything. St. Martin’s. May 2016. 272p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781250078827. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466891340. SCI

Clark, Staurt. The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology. Pegasus. Jul. 2016. 316p. index. ISBN 9781681771533. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681771939. SCI

Foster, Charles. Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide. Metropolitan: Holt. Jun. 2016. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781627796330. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781627796347. SCI

Harvell, Drew. A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas’ Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk. Univ. of California. May 2016. 323p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780520285682. $29.95. NAT HIST

**Howard, Jules. Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality. Bloomsbury Sigma. May 2016. 288p. illus. ISBN 9781472915078. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472915108. SCI

Lederer, Roger J. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior. Timber. Jun. 2016. 280p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781604696486. $24.95. NAT HIST

Smith, Jordan Fisher. Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature. Crown. Jun. 2016. 384p. photos. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780307454263. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780307454287. SCI

SOCIAL SCIENCES

BIOGRAPHY

Byrne, Paula. Kick: The True Story of JFK’s Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth. Harper. Jul. 2016. 352p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780062296276. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062296290. BIOG

Doran, Peter B. Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Empire. Viking. May 2016. 352p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780525427391. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698170773. BIOG

lucieabrac.jpg51216Rees, Siân. Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine Who Outwitted the Gestapo. Chicago Review. Jun. 2016. 256p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781613735671. $26.99. BIOG

Schelly, Bill. Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary. North Atlantic. Jun. 2016. 264p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781623170370. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781623170387. BIOG

COMMUNICATIONS

Anderson, Chris. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Houghton Harcourt. May 2016. 288p. index. ISBN 9780544634497. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544664364. COMM

ECONOMICS

**Berger, Jonah. Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior. S. & S. Jun. 2016. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9781476759692. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476759753. BUS

**Sharma, Ruchir. The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World. Norton. Jun. 2016. 480p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393248890. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393248906. ECON

HISTORY

**Alexievich, Svetlana. Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. Random. May 2016. 496p. tr. from Russian by Bela Shayevich. notes. ISBN 9780399588808. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780399588815. HIST

Bingham, Clara. Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul. Random. May 2016. 656p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812993189. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780679644743. HIST

Harding, Thomas. The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History. Picador. Jul. 2016. 464p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250065063. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781250065087. HIST

**Iredale, Will. The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific: 1945. Pegasus. May 2016. 456p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681771670. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681771793. HIST

Isenberg, Nancy. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. Viking. Jun. 2016. 480p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780670785971. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101608487. HIST

Lascher, Bill. Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific. Morrow. Jun. 2016. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062375209. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062375223. HIST

Mitchell, Donald Craig. Wampum: How Indian Tribes, the Mafia, and an Inattentive Congress Invented Indian Casino Gambling and Created a $28 Billion Gambling Empire. Overlook. Jun. 2016. 392p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781468309935. $29.95. HIST

commoncause.jpg51216**Parkinson, Robert G. The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution. Univ. of North Carolina. Jun. 2016. 768p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781469626635. $45; ebk. ISBN 9781469626925. HIST

Spivey, Nigel. The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity. Pegasus. Jul. 2016. 288p. maps. index. ISBN 9781681771519. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681771915. HIST

LAW & CRIME

Kushner, David. Alligator Candy: A Memoir. S. & S. Mar. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9781451682533. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781451682632. CRIME

Rosen, Jeffery. Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet. Yale Univ. (Jewish Lives). Jun. 2016. 256p. notes. index. ISBN 9780300158670. $25. LAW

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Wilentz, Sean. The Politicians & the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics. Norton. May 2016. 384p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393285024. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393285017. POL SCI

GOVERNMENT LEAKS

**Scahill, Jeremy & The Staff of The Intercept. The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program. S. & S. May 2016. 256p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781501144134. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781501144158. POL SCI

Thompson-Jones, Mary. To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America’s Foreign Policy Disconnect. Norton. Jul. 2016. 368p. notes. index. ISBN 9780393246582. $27.95. POL SCI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVISITING THE ARAB SPRING

Culbertson, Shelly. The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East—Tunisia, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2016. 384p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781250067043. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466874954. POL SCI

di Giovanni, Janine. The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria. Liveright: Norton. May 2016. 320p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780871407139. $26.95. POL SCI

Worth, Robert F. A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Farrar. Apr. 2016. 272p. index. ISBN 9780374252946. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374710712. POL SCI

PROFESSIONAL MEDIA

adultswanttohavefun.jpg51216Artman, Julie & others. The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques To Create Your Teaching Presence. ACRL. Feb. 2016. 112p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780838988213.
pap. $38. PRO MEDIA

Barbakoff, Audrey. Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. ALA Editions. Feb. 2016. 136p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838913918. pap. $49. PRO MEDIA

Harger, Elaine. Which Side Are You On? Seven Social Responsibility Debates in American Librarianship, 1990–2015. McFarland. Feb. 2016. 236p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780786494552. pap. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781476624716. PRO MEDIA

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Solomon, Andrew. Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years. Scribner. Apr. 2016. 592p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476795041. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781476795065. SOC SCI

van der Leun, Justine. We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation. Spiegel & Grau. Jun. 2016. 544p. ISBN 9780812994506. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812994513. SOC SCI

Vance, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Harper. Jun. 2016. 272p. notes. ISBN 9780062300546. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062300560. MEMOIR

**von Petzinger, Genevieve. The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World’s Oldest Symbols. Atria. May 2016. 320p. photos. maps. notes. ISBN 9781476785493. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781476785516. ARCHaeol

WORLD MENU

The World’s Best Drinks: Where To Find Them & How To Make Them. 208p. ISBN 9781760340612.
The World’s Best Street Food: Where To Find It & How To Make It. 224p. ISBN 9781760340650.
ea. vol: Lonely Planet. Mar. 2016. ed. by Lonely Planet. photos. index. pap. $14.99. TRAV

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