LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the April 15, 2017, issue of Library Journal. These lists include pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Starred reviews are indicated with **.

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Arts & Humanities


Art Instruction

Kuo, Julia & Michael Wojtech. Drawing Trees and Leaves: Observing and Sketching the Natural World. Quarry: Quarto. (Curious Artist). Dec. 2016. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631592607. pap. $24.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Pearce, Steven. 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal: Practical Drawing Techniques for Rendering a Variety of Surfaces & Textures. Walter Foster: Quarto. Mar. 2017. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781633221918. spiral. $21.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633224100. ART INSTRUCTION


noscrapleftbehind.jpg33117Cruz, Jane Danley. Dragons, Crystals & Chainmaille: Jewelry Designs To Inspire Your Imagination. Kalmbach. Feb. 2017. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781627004008. pap. $22.99. CRAFTS

Morin, John & Camilla Sanderson. Inspired Origami: Projects To Calm the Mind and Soothe the Soul. Running Pr. Apr. 2017. 80p. illus. index. ISBN 9780762461752. $15. CRAFTS


Akiyama, Lance. Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects. Rockport: Quarto. Feb. 2017. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631591303. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781631593864. DIY

Turned Boxes: 40 Inspiring Boxes by Expert Makers. Guild of Master Craftsman. Mar. 2017. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784942489. pap. $19.95. DIY

Fiber Crafts

Engquist, Ulla. Knitting Details Start to Finish: A Handbook of Simple Tricks, Creative Solutions, and Finishing Techniques. Trafalgar Square. Feb. 2017. 144p. tr. from Swedish by Carol Huebscher Rhoades. illus. ISBN 9781570767838. $24.95. FIBER CRAFTS

**Nyberg, Amanda Jean. No Scrap Left Behind: 16 Quilt Projects That Celebrate Scraps of All Sizes. Stash: C&T. Feb. 2017. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781617453366. pap. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617453373. FIBER CRAFTS

Prier, Alice. Pattern Making Templates for Skirts & Dresses: All You Need To Design, Adapt & Customize Your Clothes. Barron’s. Apr. 2017. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781438010014. pap. $23.99. FIBER CRAFTS

**Stocker, Blair. Wise Craft Quilts: A Guide to Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork. Roost. Mar. 2017. 192p. illus. photos by Stephanie Congdon Barnes. ISBN 9781611803488. $29.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Uys, Dedri. Bold Baby Crochet: 30 Modern & Colorful Projects for Baby. Barron’s. Mar. 2017. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781438009513. pap. $18.99. FIBER CRAFTS

Interior Design

Kotite, Erika. She Sheds: A Room of Your Own. Cool Springs: Quarto. Jan. 2017. 176p. photos. index. ISBN 9781591866770. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780760354162. INTERIOR DESIGN

Fine Arts

Villet, Barbara. The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait. Princeton Architectural. Feb. 2017. 128p. photos by Grey Villet. ISBN 9781616895563. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781616896126. PHOTOG


Bell, W. Kamau. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. Dutton. May 2017. 352p. notes. ISBN 9781101985878. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101985892. HUMOR

vulgartongues.jpg33117**Dromgoole, Dominic. Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play. Grove. Apr. 2017. 320p. maps. index. ISBN 9780802125620. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802189684. LIT

**Décharné, Max. Vulgar Tongues: An Alternative History of English Slang. Pegasus. Jun. 2017. 352p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681774640. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681775005. LANG

Irwin, John T. The Poetry of Weldon Kees: Vanishing as Presence. Johns Hopkins. May 2017. 120p. photos. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781421422619. $32.95; ebk. ISBN 9781421422626. LIT

Kelly, Helena. Jane Austen, the Secret Radical. Knopf. May 2017. 336p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781524732103. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732110. LIT

Parker, Peter. Housman Country: Into the Heart of England. Farrar. Jun. 2017. 544p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780374173043. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780374709358. LIT

Sedaris, David. Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002). Little, Brown. May 2017. 560p. ISBN 9780316154727. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316308519. HUMOR 


Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition. Thames & Hudson. May 2017. 400p. ed. by Pilar Silva Maroto. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780500970799. pap. $45. FINE ARTS

Koerner, Joseph Leo. Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life. Princeton Univ. Nov. 2016. 448p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780691172286. $65. FINE ARTS

Performing Arts

Dee Das, Joanna. Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora. Oxford Univ. Jun. 2017. 280p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780190264871. $34.95. DANCE

Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton. Chicago Review. May 2017. 416p. ed. by Randy L. Schmidt. photos. index. ISBN 9781613735169. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781613735190. MUSIC

**Gould, Jonathan. Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life. Crown. May 2017. 544p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780307453945. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780307453969. MUSIC

Matthews, Simon. Psychedelic Celluloid: British Pop Music in Film and TV 1965–1974. Oldcastle. May 2017. 224p. illus. filmog. index. ISBN 9781843444572. pap. $34.95. MUSIC

Southall, Brian. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Album, the Beatles and the World in 1967. Imagine!: Charlesbridge. May 2017. 192p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781623545260. $30. MUSIC


Schultz, Bart. The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians. Princeton Univ. May 2017. 456p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780691154770. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9781400884957. PHIL


lessons.jpg33117**Boss, Todd. Tough Luck. Norton. Jun. 2017. 112p. ISBN 9780393608625. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608632. POETRY

Dimitrov, Alex. Together and By Ourselves. Copper Canyon. Apr. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9781556595103. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781619321694. POETRY

Swensen, Cole. On Walking On. Nightboat. Apr. 2017. 128p. ISBN 9781937658663. pap. $15.95. POETRY

**Sánchez, Erika L. Lessons on Expulsion. Graywolf. Jul. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9781555977788. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979706. POETRY

Spirituality & Religion

Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought. Maggid. Mar. 2017. 372p. ed. by Stuart Halpern. ISBN 9781592644704. $29.95. REL

Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation. Norton. Jun. 2017. 496p. tr. from Hebrew & Greek by Willis Barnstone. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393243895. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393243901. REL

Sports & Recreation

Brooks, AJ Mendez. Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules. Crown. Apr. 2017. 288p. illus. ISBN 9780451496669. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780451496683. SPORTS

Dodson, James. The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime. S. & S. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781476746715. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781476746739. SPORTS

**Windhorst, Brian & Dave McMenamin. Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History. Grand Central. Apr. 2017. 288p. index. ISBN 9781478971689. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781538759684. SPORTS


Health & Medicine

Hahn, Matthew. Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform. Skyhorse. Jun. 2017. 208p. ISBN 9781510715110. $24.99. MED

**Jacobs, Jennifer. Do You Really Need That Pill? How To Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication. Skyhorse. Apr. 2017. 312p. notes. index. ISBN 9781510715646. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510715653. HEALTH


Bard, Elizabeth. Dinner Chez Moi: 50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining. Little, Brown. Apr. 2017. 208p. illus. index. ISBN 9780316276252. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316276276. COOKING

aroundtheworld.jpg33117**Caldesi, Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi. Around the World in 120 Salads: Fresh Healthy Delicious. Kyle. May 2017. 208p. photos. index. ISBN 9781909487611. pap. $24.95. COOKING

Crosby, Heather. Yumuniverse Pantry to Plate: Improvise Meals You Love—from What You Have!—Plant-Packed, Gluten-Free, Your Way! Experiment. May 2017. 332p. photos. index. ISBN 9781615193400. pap. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781615193417. COOKING

DeFehr, Brian. Les Marchés Francais: Four Seasons of French Dishes from the Paris Markets. Running Pr: Perseus. Apr. 2017. 240p. photos by Pauline Boldt. index. ISBN 9780762459155. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780762461110. COOKING

**Gerson, Fany. Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories. Ten Speed: Crown. Jun. 2017. 180p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607747772. $22; ebk. ISBN 9781607747789. COOKING

Korbee, Nick. Egg Shop. Morrow. Mar. 2017. 352p. photos. index. ISBN 9780062476616. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780062476630. COOKING

**McFadden, Joshua with Martha Holmberg. Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables. Artisan. May 2017. 384p. photos. index. ISBN 9781579656317. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781579657789. COOKING

Moore, Matt. The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection. Oxmoor House. Apr. 2017. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9780848751852. pap. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780848753467. COOKING

Seinfeld, Jessica. Food Swings: 125+ Recipes To Enjoy Your Life of Virtue & Vice. Ballantine. Apr. 2017. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9781101967140. $32; ebk. ISBN 9781101967157. COOKING

Tan, Desmond & Kate Leahy. Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia. Ten Speed: Crown. Mar. 2017. 272p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607749509. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781607749516. COOKING

Home Economics

Hodgman, Ann. Vegan Food for the Rest of Us: Recipes Even You Will Love. Houghton Harcourt. Jun. 2017. 256p. illus. index. ISBN 9780544324497. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780547522104. COOKING

Spitzer, Emma. Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen. Mitchell Beazley: Octopus. Apr. 2017. 240p. illus. index. ISBN 9781784722982. $34.99; ebk. ISBN 9781784723477. COOKING


Bloomberg, Michael & Carl Pope. Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9781250142078. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250142092. SCI

Bojs, Karin. My European Family: The First 54,000 Years. Bloomsbury Sigma. May 2017. 400p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781472941473. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781472941497. SCI

eatthebeetles.jpg33117**Brannen, Peter. The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest To Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions. Ecco: HarperCollins. Jun. 2017. 320p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062364807. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062364821. SCI

Forrest, Susanna. The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History. Atlantic. May 2017. 432p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780802126511. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780802189516. NAT HIST

Grasset, Léo. How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Darwinian Stories Told Through Evolutionary Biology. tr. from French by Barbara Mellor. Pegasus. May 2017. 168p. notes. index. ISBN 9781681774145. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681774763. NAT HIST

Waltner-Toews, David. Eat the Beetles! An Exploration of Our Conflicted Relationship with Insects. ECW. May 2017. 368p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781770413146. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781773050355. NAT HIST



**Al-Sharif, Manal. Daring To Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening. S. & S. Jun. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781476793023. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476793047. MEMOIR

**Alexie, Sherman. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Little, Brown. Jun. 2017. 432p. ISBN 9780316270755. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316270762. MEMOIR

**Felzenberg, Alvin S. A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. Yale Univ. May 2017. 456p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780300163841. $35. BIOG

Lockwood, Patricia. Priestdaddy. Riverhead. May 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781594633737. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780698188396. MEMOIR


Ewing, Jack. Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal. Norton. May 2017. 320p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780393254501. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393254525. BUS


Hassrick, Elizabeth McGhee & others. The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design, and Implications for Educational Equality. Univ. of Chicago. Apr. 2017. 240p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780226456515. $75; pap. ISBN 9780226456652. $25. ED


**Greene, John Robert. I Like Ike: The Presidential Election of 1952. Univ. Pr. of Kansas. Apr. 2017. 224p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780700624041. $45; pap. ISBN 9780700624058. $24.95. HIST

berlincalling.jpg33117**Hockenos, Paul. Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin. New Pr. May 2017. 256p. photos. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781620971956. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781620971963. HIST

Hogeland, William. Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West. Farrar. May 2017. 464p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780374107345. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780374711580. HIST

Hunt, Helen LaKelly. And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America’s First Feminists. Feminist Pr. May 2017. 248p. notes. ISBN 9781558614291. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781558614284. HIST

Lloyd, Nick. Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I. Basic. May 2017. 432p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780465094776. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780465094783. HIST

McMeekin, Sean. The Russian Revolution: A New History. Basic. May 2017. 496p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465039906. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780465094974. HIST

Steinacher, Gerald. Humanitarians at War: The Red Cross in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Oxford Univ. May 2017. 352p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780198704935. $32.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191014987. HIST

**Wallis, Michael. The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny. Liveright: Norton. May 2017. 496p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780871407696. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780871407702. HIST

Law & Crime

Lucchesi, Emilie Le Beau. Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. Chicago Review. May 2017. 336p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781613736968. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781613736999. CRIME

Stapinski, Helene. Murder in Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgiveness in Southern Italy. Dey St: HarperCollins. May 2017. 320p. bibliog. ISBN 9780062438454. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062438447. CRIME

Political Science

**Mekhennet, Souad. I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad. Holt. Jun. 2017. 368p. notes. index. ISBN 9781627798976. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781627798969. POL SCI


mightyfranks.jpg33117**Frank, Michael. The Mighty Franks. Farrar. May 2017. 320p. illus. ISBN 9780374210120. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374715960. MEMOIR

**Levy, Ariel. The Rules Do Not Apply. Random. Mar. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780812996937. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812996944. MEMOIR

**Taylor, Benjamin. The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered. Penguin Originals. May 2017. 208p. photos. ISBN 9780143131649. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781524705299. MEMOIR

Women in the Middle

**Dederer, Claire. Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning. Knopf. 256p. ISBN 9781101946503. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101946510.

Grey, Stella. Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances. Harper. May 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062656230. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062656247.

Nevins, Sheila. You Don’t Look Your Age: And Other Fairy Tales. Flatiron: Macmillan. 192p. ISBN 9781250111302. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250111326.
ea. vol: May 2017. MEMOIR

Professional Media

Kowalsky, Michelle & John Woodruff. Creating Inclusive Library Environments: A Planning Guide for Serving Patrons with Disabilities. ALA. Nov. 2016. 218p. index. ebk. ISBN 9780838914854. $62; ebk. ISBN 9780838914885. PRO MEDIA

Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections. Libraries Unlimited. Dec. 2016. 174p. ed. by Beth Posner. index. ISBN 9781440849688. pap. $55; ebk. ISBN 9781440849695. PRO MEDIA

Middleton, Kathy L. Yes! on Demand: How To Create Winning, Customized Library Service. Libraries Unlimited. Nov. 2016. 123p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440848537. pap. $50; ebk. ISBN 9781440848544. PRO MEDIA


Harris, Michael. Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2017. 304p. notes. ISBN 9781250088604. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250088611. PSYCH

Petersen, Andrea. On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety. Crown. May 2017. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9780553418576. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780553418583. PSYCH

Social Science

Dyhouse, Carol. Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire. Oxford Univ. May 2017. 272p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780198765837. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780191078392. SOC SCI

**Ervin, Andrew. Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World. Basic. May 2017. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465039708. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780465096589. SOC SCI

boundinwedlock.jpg33117**Hunter, Tera W. Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Harvard Univ. Apr. 2017. 416p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780674045712. $29.95. SOC SCI

**Parker, Willie. Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. Atria. Apr. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9781501151125. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781501151149. SOC SCI

Soderstrom, Mary. Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move. Univ. of Regina. Apr. 2017. 256p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780889774773. pap. $22.95. SOC SCI

Travel & Geography

FitzGerald, Holly. Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon’s Relentless Madre de Dios. Vintage. May 2017. 336p. photos. ISBN 9780525432777. pap. $16. TRAV

MacLeod, Janice. A Paris Year: My Day-to-Day Adventures in the Most Romantic City in the World. Griffin: St. Martin’s. Jun. 2017. 272p. illus. ISBN 9781250130129. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250134516. TRAV

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