LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2016


New collections from le Carré, Le Guin, Oates, and Oliver; ten photography titles to pore over; Mindful Moments of simplicity and self-care; Johnson engages the truth-telling power of the arts; Baird has the last word on Capone; Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016


Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

Fighting for the Future: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


These seven books tackle a range of issues facing patients, caregivers, and even those who are so far unaffected but are in the breast cancer–screening years. Advice and stories span the deeply personal to the political, from medical and diet information to coping with changes in physical ­appearance.

Mathematics, August 2016 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2016


The Birth of a Dream, an autobiographical masterpiece; Citizen Steinbeck; Curtis Mayfield; poets Armantrout and Pinsky; plus Hahn’s view of U.S. imperial ambitions, histories of Vietnam and the Caliphate; Table Manners; and books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fowl Treatment | Science & Technology Reviews, August 1, 2016

tastes like chicken

Two titles detailing how the chicken has become one of the staples of the American diet, succeeding beef as the protein of choice for millions across the nation, and the pros and cons of the animal production industry.

Big, Bad Breakfast, Dorie’s Cookies, Purely Pumpkin | Cooking Reviews, August 1, 2016

dories cookies

An essential cookbook for those who love hosting hearty breakfasts and brunches; a timely pumpkin cookbook to get recipe ideas for fall holidays and gatherings; hundreds of cookie recipes from baking expert Dorie Greenspan, and plenty more cookbook reviews to satisfy every craving

Physiology, July 2016 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: August 1, 2016


From Japanese Tattoos to Botticelli Reimagined to football’s Game Changers, a fresh view of history, plus Damn Delicious recipes, “incomparable” memoirs, and an essential American Heiress

Recipes from London, Mozza at Home, Modern Game-Day Cooking | Cooking Reviews, July 1, 2016

london cookbook

Nine scrumptious cookbooks, including a guide to London’s modern cuisine, a satisfying Cal-Italian cookbook for relaxed family gatherings, and contemporary takes on traditional game-day smorgasbords