LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the November 1, 2015 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.



Dunckley, Victoria L. Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four–Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time. New World Library. 2015. 372p. notes. index. ISBN 9781608682843. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781608682850. CHILD REARING

**Fein, Deborah & others. The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk. Guilford. Nov. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9781462520916. pap. $16.95. CHILD REARING

Friedman, Jeremy & others. Baby Care Basics. Robert Rose. 2015. 224p. photos. ISBN 9780778805199. pap. $19.95. CHILD REARING


sparemethetalk11215**Langford, Jo. Spare Me ‘The Talk’! A Guy’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up. ParentMap. 2015. 155p. ISBN 9780990430605. pap. $14.95. CHILD REARING

**Leman, Kevin. Planet Middle School. Workman. 2015. 309p. ISBN 9780800723057. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781441228246. CHILD REARING

**Sax, Leonard. The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups. Basic. Dec. 2015. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465048977. pap. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465073849. CHILD REARING

Testa, Rylan Jay & others. The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens & Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity. New Harbinger. (Instant Help Solutions). Dec. 2015. 168p. ISBN 9781626252974. $16.95. CHILD REARING


Dove, Adam. Woodland Adventure Handbook. Frances Lincoln: Quarto. 2015. 128p. ISBN 9780711237131. $14.99. CHILD REARING

Meek, Tim & Kerry Meek. Learning Outdoors with the Meek Family. Quarto. 2015. 176p. photos. ISBN 9780711236950. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9781781012024. CHILD REARING


Bender, Mike & Doug Chernack. Born To Be Awkward: Celebrating Those Imperfect Moments of Babyhood. Three Rivers. 2015. 160p. photos. ISBN 9780804140737. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780804140744. CHILD REARING

Dworkin-McDaniel, Norine & Jessica Ziegler. Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting. She Writes. Nov. 2015. 248p. illus. ISBN 9781631529474. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631529481. CHILD REARING

Given, Sara. Parenting Is Easy: You’re Probably Just Doing It Wrong. Workman. 2015. 171p. photos. ISBN 9780761185659. pap. $10.95. CHILD REARING



The Gardener’s Year. DK. 2015. 320p. illus. index. ISBN 9781465424570. pap. $24.95. GARDENING

rescuingeden11215**Seebohm, Caroline. Rescuing Eden: Preserving America’s Historic Gardens. Monacelli. 2015. 216p. photos by Curtis Taylor. ISBN 9781580934084. $50. GARDENING

Tews, Jim. Felines of New York: A Glimpse into the Lives of New York’s Feline Inhabitants. S. & S. Nov. 2015. 240p. photos. ISBN 9781501125836. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501125843. PETS


Wilser, Jeff. The Good News About What’s Bad for You…The Bad News About What’s Good for You. Flatiron: Macmillan. Dec. 2015. 384p. illus. index. ISBN 9781250063809. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250063816. HEALTH


dementiacaregiver11215Agronin, Marc E. The Dementia Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders. Rowman & Littlefield. Nov. 2015. 248p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781442231917. $36; ebk. ISBN 9781442231924. HEALTH

Smith, B. & others. Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s. Harmony: Crown. Jan. 2016. 336p. index. ISBN 9780553447125. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780553447132. HEALTH


Acitelli, Tom. American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story. Chicago Review. 2015. 352p. photos. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781569761670. $29.95. BEVERAGES

Coomes, Steve. The Home Distiller’s Guide to Spirits: Reviving the Art of Home Distilling. Firefly. 2015. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781770854772. $29.95. BEVERAGES

Good Housekeeping. Slow Cooker: Quick-Prep Recipes. Hearst: Sterling. 2015. 128p. photos. index. ISBN 9781618371782. $16.95. COOKING

**Thiam, Pierre with Jennifer Sit. Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl. Lake Isle. 2015. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9781891105555. $35. COOKING


Cunningham, Darryl. Science Tales: Lies, Hoaxes and Scams. Trafalgar Square. Nov. 2015. 208p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781908434364. $19.95. SCI/graphic novels

Heilbron, J.L. Physics: A Short History from Quintessence to Quarks. Oxford Univ. Dec. 2015. 224p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9780198746850. $11.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191063732. SCI

Peale, Titian Ramsay. The Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript. Abrams. 2015. 256p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781419717840. $40. SCI

Swick, Nate. Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone To Explore the Incredible World of Birds. Page Street. 2015. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781624141188. $21.99; ebk. ISBN 9781624141270. SCI

Tuttle, Merlin. The Secret Lives of Bats: My Adventures with the World’s Most Misunderstood Mammals. Houghton Harcourt. 2015. 256p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780544382275. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544390430. SCI



Nordland, Rod. The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jan. 2016. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9780062378828. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062378842. BIOG

Norton, Elizabeth. The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen. Pegasus. Jan. 2016. 416p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781605989488. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681770987. BIOG


artofxrayreading11215**Clark, Roy Peter. The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing. Little, Brown. Jan. 2016. 336p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316282178. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316282161. COMM

Ross, Lillian. Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker. Scribner. 2015. 368p. photos. ISBN 9781501116001. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781501116025. COMM

Sundaram, Anjan. Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship. Doubleday. Jan. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9780385539562. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385539579. MEMOIR


Conti-Brown, Peter. The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve. Princeton Univ. Mar. 2016. 368p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780691164007. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781400873500. ECON

**Howard, Billee. We-Commerce: How To Create, Collaborate, and Succeed in the Sharing Economy. Perigee. Dec. 2015. 208p. ISBN 9780399173622. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780698188495. BUS

Weinberg, Gabriel & Justin Mares. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth. Portfolio. 2015. 240p. index. ISBN 9781591848363. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698411876. BUS


Barr, Niall. Eisenhower’s Armies: The American-British Alliance During World War II. Pegasus. Dec. 2015. 544p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781605988160. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781605988177. HIST

**Boynton, Robert S. The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project. Farrar. Jan. 2016. 288p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780374175849. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374712662. HIST

Breen, T.H. George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation. S&S. Jan. 2016. 320p. photos. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781501115905. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781451675443. HIST

midnightinbroaddaylight11215**David, Saul. Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History. Little, Brown. Dec. 2015. 464p. notes. ISBN 9780316245418. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316245401. HIST

Ekin, Des. The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Aguila, and Hugh O’Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion. Pegasus. Jan. 2016. 420p. photos. maps. bibliog. ISBN 9781605989440. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681770963. HIST

Fiennes, Ranulph. Agincourt: The Fight for France. Pegasus. Dec. 2015. 336p. illus. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781605989150. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781605989167. HIST

Jeffery, Keith. 1916: A Global History. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2016. 448p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781620402696. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781620402719. HIST

Jennings, Chris. Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism. Random. Jan. 2016. 512p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812993707. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812993714. HIST

Kelly, John. Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision To Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940. Scribner. 2015. 384p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781476727974. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781476727998. HIST

Luzzatto, Sergio. Primo Levi’s Resistance: Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy. Metropolitan: Holt. Jan. 2016. 304p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780805099553. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780805099560. HIST

**Sakamoto, Pamela Rotner. Midnight in Broad Daylight: A Japanese American Family Caught Between Two Worlds. Harper. Jan. 2016. 464p. ISBN 9780062351937. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062351951. HIST

Utley, Robert M. Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly. Yale Univ. Nov. 2015. 256p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300204551. $30. HIST

Wilkman, Jon. Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th–Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2016. 336p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781620409152. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781620409169. HIST


spqr11215**Beard, Mary. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome. Liveright: Norton. 2015. 608p. illus. maps. ISBN 9780871404237. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781631491252. HIST

Holland, Tom. Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar. Doubleday. 2015. 512p. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385537841. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385537902. HIST


Walton, John. The Legendary Detective: The Private Eye in Fact and Fiction. Univ. of Chicago. Nov. 2015. 232p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226308265. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780226308432. CRIME

Waters, Luke. NYPD Green: A Memoir. Touchstone. Jan. 2016. 320p. photos. ISBN 9781501119019. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501119026. CRIME


Strieber, Whitley & Jeffrey J. Kripal. The Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained. Tarcher. Feb. 2016. 384p. notes. index. ISBN 9781101982327. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101983560. PARAPSYCH


**Koppel, Ted. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. Crown. 2015. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780553419962. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780553419979. POL SCI

Lott, Trent & others. Crisis Point: Why We Must—and How We Can—Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America. Bloomsbury. Jan. 2016. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781632864611. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781632864635. POL SCI

Shenkman, Rick. Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics. Basic. Jan. 2016. 336p. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780465033003. $26.99. POL SCI


Alessio, Amy J. & others. Year of Programs for Millennials and More. ALA Editions. 2015. 194p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838913321. pap. $49. PRO MEDIA

onlinesearching211215Markey, Karen. Online Searching: A Guide to Finding Quality Information Efficiently and Effectively. Rowman & Littlefield. 2015. 324p. illus. index. ISBN 9781442238848. $85; pap. ISBN 9781442238855. $55; ebk. ISBN 9781442238862. PRO MEDIA

Schull, Diantha Dow. Archives Alive: Expanding Engagement with Public Library Archives and Special Collections. ALA Editions. 2015. 354p. index. ISBN 9780838913352. pap. $65. PRO MEDIA

Sheridan, Gina. Check These Out: One Librarian’s Catalog of the 200 Coolest, Best, and Most Important Books You’ll Ever Read. Adams Media. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9781440585951. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781440585968. PRO MEDIA


Aguirre, Blaise & Gillian Galen. Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills To Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. New Harbinger. Nov. 2015. 200p. bibliog. ISBN 9781626252189. pap. $16.95. PSYCH

**Bollas, Christopher. When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia. Yale Univ. Nov. 2015. 240p. notes. bibliog. index.
ISBN 9780300214734. $28. PSYCH


Franklin, Joey. My Wife Wants You To Know I’m Happily Married. Univ. of Nebraska. Nov. 2015. 194p. bibliog. ISBN 9780803278448. $19.95. MEMOIR

Jung, Courtney. Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad Policy. Basic. Nov. 2015. 272p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465039692. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465061655. SOC SCI

**Weiner, Eric. The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley. S&S. Jan. 2016. 368p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781451691658. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781451691689. HIST


Humphreys, Alastair. Thunder and Sunshine: Around the World by Bike. Pt. 2; Riding Home from Patagonia. Eye Bks. 2015. 338p. photos. maps. ISBN 9781903070888. pap. $14.95. TRAV

Porter, Bill. South of the Clouds: Travels in Southwest China. Counterpoint. Nov. 2015. 288p. photos. ISBN 9781619027190. pap. $16.95. TRAV

Wood, Levison. Walking the Nile. Atlantic Monthly. Feb. 2016. 368p. photos. index. ISBN 9780802124494. $26. TRAV


Christian Fiction

Bowen, Rhonda. Hitting the Right Note. Dafina: Kensington. Nov. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780758281401. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780758281418. CF

Goldson, Ashea. Let Joy Arise. Urban Christian. Nov. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781622868230. pap. $6.99; ebk. ISBN 9781622860470. CF

redeemingwaters11215Davis Griggs, Vanessa. Redeeming Waters. Dafina: Kensington. Dec. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780758259639. pap. $7.99. CF

Nichols, Nikita Lynnette. Lady Elect. Urban Christian. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622868209. pap. $6.99; ebk. ISBN 9781622860432. CF

Literary Fiction

Barrett, A. Igoni. Blackass. Graywolf. Mar. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9781555977337. pap. $16. F

Black, Daniel. Listen to the Lambs. St. Martin’s. Feb. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781250078476. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890664. F

Campbell, Stacy. Mattie’s Call. Strebor. Apr. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781593096007. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476777344. F

Ile, Jowhor. And After Many Days. Tim Duggan: Crown. Feb. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781101903148. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101903155. F

James, Juyanne. The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories. Chin Music. Nov. 2015. 208p. ISBN 9781634059565. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781634059008. F

Johnson, Sadeqa. Second House from the Corner. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781250074140. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466885813. F

Mason, J.D. & others. Finding Amos. Gallery. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781451617047. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781451617269. F

Nganang, Patrice. Mount Pleasant. Farrar. Apr. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9780374213855. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374713089. F

Pinckney, Darryl. Black Deutschland. Farrar. Feb. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780374113810. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374713140. F

Oyeyemi, Helen. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. Riverhead. Mar. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781594634635. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698407879. F


Bywaters, Grant. The Red Storm. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Dec. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9781250073075. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466885073. M

Quartey, Kwei. Gold of Our Fathers. Soho Crime. (Darko Dawson, Bk. 4). Apr. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9781616956301. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616956318. M

Rashaan, Shakir. Deception. Strebor. Jan. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781593096045. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476775913. M

Romance & Erotica

Cairo. Dirty Heat. Strebor. Nov. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781593095963. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476775814. EROTICA

Cairo. The Pleasure Zone. Strebor. Feb. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9781593096618. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501119637. EROTICA

Cougar Cocktales. Strebor. Mar. 2016. 272p. ed. by N’Tyse. ISBN 9781593096168. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476782980. EROTICA

Dickey, Eric Jerome. The Blackbirds. Dutton. Apr. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781101984109. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101984116. ROMANCE

Evans, Katy. Legend. Gallery. Feb. 2016. 272p. ISBN 9781501101540. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501101588. ROMANCE

playingforkeeps11215Fletcher Mello, Deborah. Playing for Keeps. Dafina: Kensington. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9781617737787. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781617737794. ROMANCE

Hodges, Cheris. I Heard a Rumor. Dafina: Kensington. Nov. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9781617733819. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781617733826. ROMANCE

Moore, Niyah. Thunderstorm. Strebor. Mar. 2016. 160p. ISBN 9781593096342. pap. $14; ebk. ISBN 9781476783338. EROTICA

Zane. Vengeance. Atria. May 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781501108044. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501108068. EROTICA

Urban Fiction

Brick & Storm. Hood Misfits. Vol. 3. Urban Bks. Dec. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622869541. pap. $6.99. URBAN FICTION

Forster, Gwynne. A Different Kind of Blues. Dafina: Kensington. Nov. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780758225610. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780758236562. URBAN FICTION

Hickman, Trice. Looking for Trouble. Dafina: Kensington. Dec. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780758287243. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780758287250. URBAN FICTION

Hill, Terry E. Committee. Urban Renaissance. Dec. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622867226. pap. $6.99. URBAN FICTION

Keyes, Christian. Ladies Night. Urban Renaissance. Dec. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622869619. pap. $6.99; ebk. ISBN 9781622863570. URBAN FICTION

Moore, Michel. Ruthless and Rotten. Urban Bks. Nov. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622869343. pap. $6.99. URBAN FICTION

Noire. Red Hot Liar. Dafina: Kensington. Dec. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781617734939. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781617738654. URBAN FICTION

Ray, Shamara. Cater to You. Strebor. Jan. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781593095888. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476761909. URBAN FICTION

Souljah, Sister. A Moment of Silence. Emily Bestler: Atria. Nov. 2015. 544p. ISBN 9781476765983. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476766003. URBAN FICTION

Skyy. Crossroads. Urban Renaissance. Nov. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622867165. pap. $6.99; ebk. ISBN 9781599832555. URBAN FICTION

Swinson, Kiki. The Score. Dafina: Kensington. Aug. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781617739668. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781617739675. URBAN FICTION

Thompson, Bonita. Vulnerable. Strebor. May 2016. 304p. ISBN 9781593096243. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781476783239. URBAN FICTION

Weber, Carl. To Paris with Love. Urban Bks. Dec. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622869787. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781622862344. URBAN FICTION

Williams, Brittani. Cover Girl. Urban Bks. Nov. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781622869220. pap. $6.99. URBAN FICTION


blackcalhouns11215Buckley, Gail Lumet. The Black Calhouns. Atlantic Monthly. Feb. 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780802124548. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780802190697. BIOG

Carew, Jan. Episodes in My Life: The Autobiography of Jan Carew. Peepal Tree. Nov. 2015. 300p. ed. by Joy Gleason Carew. ISBN 9781845232450. pap. $39.95. BIOG

Haviland, Sara Rzeszutek. James and Esther Cooper Jackson. Univ. of Kentucky. Nov. 2015. 376p. ISBN 9780813166254. $45; ebk. ISBN 9780813166261. BIOG

Henson, Josiah. The Life of Josiah Henson. Dover. Jan. 2016. 96p. ISBN 9780486800455. pap. $3. BIOG


Emdin, Christopher. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood. And the Rest of Y’all Too. Beacon. Mar. 2016. 224p. ISBN 9780807006405. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807006412. ED

Loder-Jackson, Tondra L. Schoolhouse Activists. State Univ. of New York. Dec. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9781438458618. $80. ED

Fine Arts

Cahan, Susan E. Mounting Frustration. Duke Univ. Feb. 2016. 368p. ISBN 9780822358978. $34.95. FINE ARTS

Grigsby, Darcy Grimaldo. Enduring Truths. Univ. of Chicago. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9780226192130. $45; ebk. ISBN 9780226257389. SOC SCI

Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth. Black Women in Sequence. Univ. of Washington. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9780295994956. $80. SOC SCI


Bailey, Phoebe. An African American Cookbook. rev. ed. Good Bks. 2015. 296p. ISBN 9781680990546. pap. $17.99. COOKING

Tipton-Martin, Toni. The Jemima Code. Univ. of Texas. 2015. 264p. ISBN 9780292745483. $45. COOKING

Warner, Mark S. Eating in the Side Room. Univ. of Florida. 2015. 208p. ISBN 9780813061115. $74.95. SOC SCI


Beasley, David. A Life in Red. Blair. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9780895876225. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 2940150924239. HIST

Dawson, Hilary J. A Black Family’s Journey. Dundurn. Mar. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781459729131. pap. $26.99. HIST

Douglass, Frederick. The Portable Frederick Douglass. Penguin. Feb. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780143106814. pap. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781101992265. HIST

Gates Jr., Henry Louis & Donald Yacovone. The African Americans. Smiley. Feb. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781401935153. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781401935160. HISt

Jacobson, Sid & Ernie Colon. Three-Fifths a Man. Hill & Wang: Farrar. Aug. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9780809093687. $35. HIST

Massey, Larry L. The Life and Crimes of Railroad Bill. Univ. of Florida. 2015. 192p. ISBN 9780813061207. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9780813059440. HIST

Rickford, Russell. We Are an African People. Oxford Univ. Feb. 2016. 392p. ISBN 9780199861477. $34.95. HIST

Rutkoff, Peter M. & William B. Scott. Fly Away. Johns Hopkins. Dec. 2015. 432p. ISBN 9781421418476. pap. $39.95. HIST

Sitiki. The Odyssey of an African Slave. Univ. of Florida. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9780813061856. pap. $19.95. HIST


Davis, Carol Bunch. Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s. Univ. of Mississippi. Nov. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9781496802989. $65. LIT

Harper, Phillip Brian. Abstractionist Aesthetics. New York Univ. Dec. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9781479818365. pap. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781479867981. LIT

Pratt, Lloyd. The Strangers Book. Univ. of Pennsylvania. Nov. 2015. 200p. ISBN 9780812247688. $49.95. LIT

These Truly Are the Brave. Univ. of Florida. 2015. 584p. ed. by A. Yemisi Jimoh & Françoise N. Hamlin. ISBN 9780813060224. $89.95. LIT

Wardi, Anissa J. Water and African American Memory. Univ. of Florida. Feb. 2016. 190p. ISBN 9780813062501. pap. $19.95. LIT

Washington, Mary Helen. The Other Blacklist. Columbia Univ. Dec. 2015. 224p. ISBN 9780231152716. pap. $25. LIT


Barber II, William J. The Third Reconstruction. Beacon. Jan. 2016. 176p. ISBN 9780807083604. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807083628. MEMOIR

Carson, Candy. A Doctor in the House. Sentinel. Jan. 2016. 208p. ISBN 9781595231246. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698411814. MEMOIR

Jefferson, Margo. Negroland. Pantheon. 2015. 256p. ISBN . $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101870648. MEMOIR

Mason, C. Nicole. Born Bright. St. Martin’s. Aug. negroland112152016. 256p. ISBN 9781250069924. $26.99. MEMOIR

Pegues, Corey. Once a Cop. Atria. May 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781501110498. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501110511. LAW

Powell, Kevin. The Education of Kevin Powell. Atria. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781439163689. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781439164211. MEMOIR

Sider, Gerald M. Race Becomes Tomorrow. Duke Univ. Nov. 2015. 248p. ISBN 9780822360087. pap. $24.95. MEMOIR

Steel, Lewis. The Butler’s Child. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781250073006. $27.99. LAW

Trotter, Otis. Keeping Heart. Ohio Univ. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9780821421895. pap. $24.95. MEMOIR


Braggs, Rashida K. Jazz Diasporas. Univ. of California. Jan. 2016. 278p.ISBN 9780520279346. $70. MUSIC

McBride, James. Kill ‘Em and Leave. Spiegel & Grau. Apr. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9780812993509. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780679645627. MUSIC

Ollison, Rashod. Soul Serenade. Beacon. Jan. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9780807057520. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780807057537. music/mEMOIR

Szwed, John. Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth. Penguin. Mar. 2016. 240p. ISBN 9780143107965. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781101614709. MUSIC


Betts, Reginald Dwayne. Bastards of the Reagan Era. Four Way. 2015. 68p. ISBN 9781935536659. pap. $15.95. POETRY

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McCrae, Shane. The Animal Too Big To Kill. Persea. Nov. 2015. 80p. ISBN 9780892554645. pap. $15.95. POETRY

Moody, Jonathan. Olympic Butter Gold. Northwestern Univ. Nov. 2015. 96p. ISBN 9780810132221. pap. $16.95. POETRY

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Crowther, Edward R. Between Fetters and Freedom. Mercer Univ. 2015. 268p. ISBN 9780881465402. $35. REL/POL SCI

Dyson, Michael Eric. The Black Presidency. Houghton Harcourt. Feb. 2016. 336p. ISBN 9780544387669. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780544386426. POL SCI

Myers, Wain. From Baptist Preacher to Mormon Teacher. CFI. 2015. 144p. ISBN 9781462117024. pap. $11.99; ebk. 9781462125159. REL

Riley, Jason L. Please Stop Helping Us. Encounter. Jan. 2016. 205p. ISBN 9781594038419. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781594037269. POL SCI

Social Sciences

Brown, Kimberly Juanita. The Repeating Body. Duke Univ. 2015. 272p.ISBN 9780822359296. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780822375418. SOC SCI

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Burke, Lucas N.N. & Judson L. Jeffries. The Portland Black Panthers. Univ. of Washington. Apr. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780295995168. $34.95. SOC SCI

Dreisinger, Baz. Incarceration Nations. Other. Feb. 2016. 250p. ISBN 9781590517277. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781590517284. SOC SCI

Ellis, Nadia. Territories of the Soul. Duke Univ. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9780822359289. pap. $23.95; ebk. ISBN 9780822375104. SOC SCI

James, Cyril Lionel Robert. The Revolutionary Answer. Haymarket. Jan. 2016. 300p. ISBN 9781608465668. pap. $20. SOC SCI


Bradshaw, Thomas. Intimacy and Other Plays. Theatre Communications. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9781559364690. pap. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781559367837. DRAMA

McCraney, Tarell Alvin. Choir Boy. Theatre Communications. Nov. 2015. 112p. ISBN 9781559364683. pap. $14.95. DRAMA


Murphy, Michael. Hear Dat New Orleans. Countryman. Apr. 2016. 256p. ISBN 9781581573169. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781581575828. TRAVEL

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