Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

Sullivan’s valuable, accessible wisdom can be employed immediately; a careful historical portrait of Hypatia, one of antiquity’s most accomplished women; a sober and well-argued study of the basic income concept; a tour-de-force survey of what is known about why we behave the way we do

President Obama | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

Two comprehensive books that chronicle the legacy of our 44th President Barack Obama

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

Librarians will find Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook vols. 1 & 2 to be excellent resources for cultivating a critical approach to teaching, as well as focusing on practice and application of EBLIP in a variety of settings and places

Women & War | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

These two books run the gamut in information about women and war; readers seeking new material on World War I, American history, military history, women’s history, and gender studies, along with health and industrial safety wont find a dull moment between these two books

Professional Media | Social Science, February 1, 2017

A solid reference (and cheering section) for librarians interested in writing book reviews; a useful volume for all librarians in need of a crash course on digital rights management; a wide-ranging and thoroughly researched work that explains how instructional librarians can become more involved with online course design

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

Real-life advice for The Artist as Cultural Producer; an important addition to feminist theory; Nichols offers an exquisite example of revisionist history; starred and “marriage-minded” memoirs; from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes fun, varied, and great cooking

The Nordic Way to Happy | Wyatt’s World

On the heels of calm interventions such as adult coloring books and only keeping possessions that spark joy, a new lifestyle movement is afoot. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish concept that encourages finding meaning in the everyday.

Revolutionary Russia | Social Science, February 1, 2017

If you are interested in war-time history or the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, or want a challenging read about revisionist history reassessing the ongoing significance of the Russian Revolution, either one of these books would be a wonderful read

Changing Cityscapes | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2017

A forceful critique of gentrification and its impact on disempowered members of American society; readers interested in the history and resurgence of Detroit and other U.S. cities will find both books to be an enjoyable read