LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners

For the Sake of Reading | Wyatt’s World

Just as the new school year gets underway, acclaimed author and Princeton University professor John McPhee publishes his latest title on writing nonfiction, Draft No. 4. Use both occasions to gather the most recent wave of books about books into a display highlighting the pure pleasures of reading.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

LJ Talks to Daniel Mendelsohn

Author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn’s literary memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic tells at least two stories. At 81, Mendelsohn’s father, a retired research scientist, decided to sit in on his literature professor son’s Odyssey seminar at Bard College. After that, the father-son duo retraced Odysseus’s route on a Mediterranean sea cruise.

There’s Always Room for Creativity: 13 Craft/DIY Books

Creative women offering tips on forming a comfortable, welcoming home; simple, easy-to-memorize, basic stitch patterns; and fun, playful, and unexpectedly painterly crayon drawing; whatever you are in the mood to create, you have come to the right place

LJ Reference | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

The Ancient World will be helpful to high school and undergraduate students; a terrific starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about The Vietnam War; for adult fans of all things werewolf, there’s The Werewolf Filmography; plus six databases and websites that will be of use to academic and public libraries

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A journey well worth taking, Hirschfeld‘s world traverses Moscow, Paris, and Hollywood; entertaining and exhilarating, Schlesinger will appeal mostly to historians but also be enjoyed by popular history readers; six titles to aid in the fight against breast cancer; Soonish technology that is decidedly nonacademic in the best way

Music & Art, August 2017 | Best Sellers

November 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Cobra Art: An International Influence

With an exhaustive bibliography, Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement is essential for curators and art historians. The more succinct but smart and informative Avant-garde Won’t Give Up is recommended both for arts professionals and general readers.

Impressive Art: From Monet to Sisley

A great welcome back to Alfred Sisley, an exceptional, if sometimes neglected, impressionist painter; a quirky volume best suited to academic and museum libraries with deep collections on 19th-century Europe