LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016


As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

Nonfiction on Canine Companions, Author Editing, and Guy Clark | Xpress Reviews


This lightweight coffee-table book will elicit broad smiles from dog lovers and photography fans; for author’s editors and possibly scholarly communications librarians; a well-informed, in-depth look at Guy Clark’s life and career

Medicine, October, 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services


Future Career Moves | Designing the Future


Davis Erin Anderson, a 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star and 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker (M&S), and Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success librarian at California State University, Fresno, a 2012 LJ M&S, 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and 2016 SLA Rising Star, are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World


These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

Legendary Ladies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016


Wagner’s wonderfully readable book of wise love letters to the great actresses is like enjoying an intimate chat with an old friend and highly recommended; Star is strictly a browsing item

Ho, Ho, Holiday Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016


A little bit of everything when it comes to Christmas crafting, including a lively ­holiday entertaining book that will capture readers’ attention and festive decorations with handmade flair.

Dynamic Duo | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016


Conversations with Paul McCartney and Lennon on Lennon are essential new additions to the voluminous Beatles literature

Nonfiction on Being a Beach Boy, Music, Mortality, and Murder | Xpress Reviews


Memoirs from Beach Boy cousins Brian Wilson and Mike Love; a review of positive stances toward our mortality; readers will have a strong understanding of what it was like to live in the United States in the late 19th century

US History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services