LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, August 2017

Below is a list of Nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the August 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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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.

arts & humanities



**Leamy, Selwyn. Read This If You Want To Be Great at Drawing. Laurence King. Oct. 2017. 128p. illus. ISBN 9781786270542. pap. $17.99. ART INSTRUCTION

Schweiger, Rebecca. Release Your Creativity: Discover Your Inner Artist with 15 Simple Painting Projects. Sixth&Spring. May 2017. 144p. illus. index. ISBN 9781942021483. pap. $19.95. ART INSTRUCTION


Lam, Isabella. Beautiful Beadweaving: Simply Gorgeous Jewelry. Kalmbach. Mar. 2017. 112p. illus. ISBN 9781627003018. pap. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9781627004725. CRAFTS

Moad, Elizabeth. Paper Quilling: All the Skills You Need To Make 20 Beautiful Projects. Search. Jun. 2017. 96p. illus. index. ISBN 9781782214250. pap. $15.95. CRAFTS


Kyler, Silas J. & David Hildreth. The Art and Craft of Wood: A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building with Raw Wood. Quarry: Quarto. Jun. 2017. 160p. illus. index. ISBN 9781631592973. $24.99. DIY

Turner, Tiffanie. The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals. Watson-Guptill: Crown. Aug. 2017. 264p. illus. photos by Tiffanie Turner & Aya Brackett. index. ISBN 9780399578373. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780399578380. DIY

Fiber Crafts

Boggon, Sharon. The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results. C&T. Jul. 2017. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781617453618. pap. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617453625. FIBER CRAFTS

Fallon, Jules. Dressmaking: The Indispensable Guide. Firefly. Sept. 2017. 256p. illus. index. ISBN 9781770859388. $35. FIBER CRAFTS

Ramirez, Nichole & Elisabeth Woo. The Fussy Cut Sampler: 48 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Fabrics. Lucky Spool. May 2017. 144p. illus. ISBN 9781940655222. pap. $27.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Sæther, Nina Granlund. Mittens from Around Norway: Over 40 Traditional Knitting Patterns Inspired by Norwegian Folk-Art Collections. Trafalgar Square. May 2017. 192p. tr. from Norwegian. illus. ISBN 9781570768224. $27.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Varnam, Emma. How To Crochet: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner. rev. ed. Guild of Master Craftsman. Jul. 2017. 108p. illus. ISBN 9781784942922. pap. $12.95. FIBER CRAFTS

Interior Design

Bush, Sophie. Warehouse Home: Industrial Inspiration for Twenty-First-Century Living. Thames & Hudson. Jun. 2017. 320p. photos. index. ISBN 9780500519462. $40. INTERIOR DESIGN

Fine Arts

Harrison, Stephen & others. The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. Yale Univ. May 2017. 360p. photos. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780300224054. $60. DEC ARTS

Sabatini, Adélia & Alexander Fury. Dior: The Collections, 1947–2017. Yale Univ. Aug. 2017. 632p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780300225846. $75. DEC ARTS

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. Yale Univ. Apr. 2017. 320p. ed. by Adriaan Waiboer. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300222937. $60. FINE ARTS


Gingeras, Alison M. & others. The Avant-garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy. DelMonico: Prestel. May 2017. 224p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9783791355092. $49.95.

Stokvis, Wilemijn. Cobra: A History of a European Avant-Garde Movement: 1948–1951. NAI010. Apr. 2017. 400p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9789462082663. $80. FINE ARTS


**Alfred Sisley: Impressionist Master. Yale Univ. Mar. 2017. 192p. ed. by MaryAnne Stevens & Kathleen Adler. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780300215571. $65. FINE ARTS

Impressionism: The Art of Landscape. Prestel. Mar. 2017. 240p. ed. by Ortrud Westheider & Michael Philipp. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9783791356280. $49.95. FINE ARTS


Bloom, Harold. Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air. Scribner. (Shakespeare’s Personalities). Oct. 2017. 160p. ISBN 9781501164163. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781501164187. LIT

**Jackson, Lawrence P. Chester B. Himes: A Biography. Norton. Jul. 2017. 640p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780393063899. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393634136. LIT

Jones, Paul Anthony. The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words. Pegasus. Oct. 2017. 256p. bibliog. ISBN 9781681775692. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681775852. LANG

McDowell, Marta. The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes That Inspired the Little House Books. Timber. Sept. 2017. 390p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9781604697278. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781604698336. lit

**Maupin, Armistead. Logical Family. Harper. Oct. 2017. 304p. photos. ISBN 9780062391223. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062391230. LIT

Mavor, Carol. Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale. Reaktion. Aug. 2017. 256p. illus. bibliog. ISBN 9781780237176. $39.95. LIT

Robbins, Michael. Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music. S. & S. Jul. 2017. 224p. notes. ISBN 9781476747095. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781476747118. LIT

Tammet, Daniel. Every Word Is a Bird We Teach To Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language. Little, Brown. Sept. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780316353052. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316353069. LANG

Performing Arts

**DeCurtis, Anthony. Lou Reed: A Life. Little, Brown. Oct. 2017. 528p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780316376556. $32; ebk. ISBN 9780316376549. BIOG

Gross, Edward & Mark A. Altman. Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel. Tor. Sept. 2017. 528p. ISBN 9781250128928. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250128935. TV

**Hersch, Fred. Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. Crown. Sept. 2017. 320p. photos. discog. ISBN 9781101904343. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101904350. AUTOBIOG

Jones, Dylan. David Bowie: A Life. Crown. Oct. 2017. 544p. ISBN 9780451497833. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780451497857. BIOG

Pollack, Howard. The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist’s Life and Work. Oxford Univ. Nov. 2017. 648p. notes. ISBN 9780190458294. $39.95. MUSIC

Schoenberger, Nancy. Wayne and Ford: The Films, the Friendship, and the Forging of an American Hero. Nan A. Talese: Doubleday. Oct. 2017. 320p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9780385534857. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385534864. FILM


Kazez, Jean. The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children. Oxford Univ. Jul. 2017. 336p. bibliog. ISBN 9780190652609. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9780190652623. PHIL

Spirituality & Religion

**Baum, Devorah. Feeling Jewish: A Book for Just About Anyone. Yale Univ. Aug. 2017. 296p. notes. index. ISBN 9780300212440. $26. REL

Sports & Recreation

Cook, Kevin. Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever. Holt. Aug. 2017. 304p. notes. index. ISBN 9781250116567. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781250116574. SPORTS


Abrams, Brett L. Terry Bradshaw: From Super Bowl Champion to Television Personality. Rowman & Littlefield. (Sports Icons & Issues in Pop Culture). Sept. 2017. 304p. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781442277632. $40. SPORTS

Arians, Bruce with Lars Anderson. The Quarterback Whisperer: How To Build an Elite NFL Quarterback. Hachette. Jul. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780316432269. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316432252. SPORTS

**Bell, Upton & Ron Borges. Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game. Univ. of Nebraska. Nov. 2017. 400p. illus. ISBN 9781496200396. $24.95. SPORTS

Carlson, Chuck. Ice Bowl ’67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game That Changed the NFL. Sports Pub. Oct. 2017. 224p. illus. ISBN 9781683580973. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683581017. SPORTS

George, Thomas. Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks. Sports Pub. Sept. 2017. 208p. notes. ISBN 9781683581079. $24.99. SPORTS

Myers, Gary. My First Coach: Inspiring Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads. Grand Central. Aug. 2017. 288p. index. ISBN 9781455598465. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455598472. SPORTS

**Oriard, Michael. The Art of Football: The Early Game in the Golden Age of Illustration. Univ. of Nebraska. Aug. 2017. 280p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780803290693. $39.95. SPORTS

Savage, Phil with Ray Glier. 4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection. St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 336p. index. ISBN 9781250130808. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250130815. SPORTS

Stewart, Wayne. Remembering the Stars of the NFL Glory Years: An Inside Look at the Golden Age of Football. Rowman & Littlefield. Jul. 2017. 238p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781442274235. $38; ebk. ISBN 9781442274242. SPORTS

**Zimmerman, Paul. Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer. Triumph. Sept. 2017. 304p. ed. by Peter King. ISBN 9781629374642. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633198487. SPORTS


Calvocoressi, Gabrielle. Rocket Fantastic. Persea. Sept. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9780892554850. $25.95. POETRY

**Derr-Smith, Heather. Thrust. Persea. Oct. 2017. 72p. ISBN 9780892554867. pap. $15.95. POETRY

Leung, Henry Wei. Goddess of Democracy: an Occupy lyric. Omnidawn. Oct. 2017. 128p. ISBN 9781632430403. $17.95. POETRY

Martin, Dawn Lundy. Good Stock Strange Blood. Coffee House. Aug. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9781566894715. pap. $16.95. POETRY

Mohabir, Rajiv. The Cowherd’s Son. Tupelo. May 2017. 84p. ISBN 9781936797967. pap. $16.95. POETRY

O’Rourke, Meghan. Sun in Days. Norton. Sept. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9780393608755. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393608762. POETRY

Phi, Bao. Thousand Star Hotel. Coffee House. Jul. 2017. 112p. ISBN 9781566894708. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781566894708. POETRY

Rafferty, Charles. The Smoke of Horses. BOA. (American Poets Continuum). Oct. 2017. 104p. ISBN 9781942683476. pap. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781942683483. POETRY

Sealey, Nicole. Ordinary Beast. Ecco: HarperCollins. Sept. 2017. 80p. ISBN 9780062688804. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062688828. POETRY

**Smith, Danez. Don’t Call Us Dead. Graywolf. Sept. 2017. 104p. ISBN 9781555979775. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781555979775. POETRY

Vértiz, Vickie. Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut. Univ. of Arizona. Sept. 2017. 72p. ISBN 9780816535118. pap. $16.95. POETRY

**Wicker, Marcus. Silencer. Houghton Harcourt. Sept. 2017. 96p. ISBN 9781328715548. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9781328715586. POETRY



Benko, Laura. The Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space. Skyhorse. Aug. 2017. 302p. photos by Susan Fisher Plotner. index. ISBN 9781510718340. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781510718357. PETS

Beran, Anja. The Dressage Seat: Achieving a Beautiful, Effective Position in Every Gait and Movement. Trafalgar Square. Jul. 2017. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9781570767937. $39.95. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

**Oudolf, Piet & Rick Darke. Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes. Timber. Jun. 2017. 320p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781604696998. pap. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781604698107. GARDENING


Caughey, Melissa. How To Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say. Storey. Nov. 2017. 144p. photos. ISBN 9781612129112. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612129129. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

**McKenna, Maryn. Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. National Geographic. Sept. 2017. 400p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781426217661. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781426217678. AGRI


**America’s Test Kitchen, Eds. The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies, and Bars. America’s Test Kitchen. Aug. 2017. 448p. photos. index. ISBN 9781940352954. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781940352961. COOKING

Brioza, Stuart & others. State Bird Provisions. Ten Speed: Crown. Oct. 2017. 368p. photos. index. ISBN 9781607748441. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781607748458. COOKING

Corcos, Gabriele & Debi Mazar. Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table. Touchstone. Oct. 2017. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9781501143595. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781501143618. COOKING

**Eckhardt, Robyn. Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey. Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Oct. 2017. 352p. photos by David Hagerman. index. ISBN 9780544444317. $35. COOKING

Esparza, Bill. L.A. Mexicano. Prospect Park. Jun. 2017. 240p. photos by Staci Valentine. index. ISBN 9781945551000. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9781945551017. COOKING

Hossack, Izy. The Savvy Cook. Mitchell Beazley: Octopus. Jun. 2017. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781784722708. $19.99; ebk. ISBN 9781784723644. COOKING

Makan, Chetna. Chai, Chaat & Chutney. Mitchell Beazley: Octopus. Sept. 2017. 240p. photos. index. ISBN 9781784722876. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9781784723033. COOKING

**The Moosewood Collective. The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2017. 416p. photos. index. ISBN 9781250074331. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781466885974. COOKING

Parks, Stella. BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts. Norton. Aug. 2017. 400p. photos. bibliog. index. ebk. ISBN 9780393239867. $35; ISBN 9780393634273. COOKING

Pepin, Jacques. A Grandfather’s Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey. Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Sept. 2017. 208p. photos by Tom Hopkins. index. ISBN 9780544824393. $30. COOKING

Health & Medicine

Ivker, Rav. Cannabis for Chronic Pain: A Proven Prescription for Using Marijuana To Relieve Your Pain and Heal Your Life. Touchstone. Sept. 2017. 352p. index. ISBN 9781501155888. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781501155918. HEALTH

**Mars, Brigitte. The Natural First Aid Handbook: Household Remedies, Herbal Treatments, and Basic Emergency Preparedness Everyone Should Know. Storey. Aug. 2017. 192p. illus. index. ISBN 9781612128573. pap. $12.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612128580. HEALTH

Storoni, Mithu. Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution To Protect Your Brain and Body—and Be More Resilient Every Day. Tarcher. Aug. 2017. 288p. notes. index. ISBN 9780143130475. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781524704087. HEALTH

Home Economics

Downie, David. A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2017. 304p. illus. ISBN 9781250082930. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250082954. COOKING

**Ruhlman, Michael. Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America. Abrams. May 2017. 320p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781419723865. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781613129999. COOKING


Berwald, Juli. Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone. Riverhead. Nov. 2017. 352p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780735211261. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735211278. NAT HIST

**Blakeslee, Nate. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West. Crown. Oct. 2017. 320p. notes. index. ISBN 9781101902783. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101902790. SCI

Carver, Catherine. Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You. Bloomsbury Sigma. Nov. 2017. 288p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781472915115. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472915146. SCI

Conant, Jennet. Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist. S. & S. Sept. 2017. 608p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781476730882. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781476730929. SCI

Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans. Smithsonian. Sept. 2017. 208p. ed. by W. John Kress & Jeffrey K. Stine. illus. index. ISBN 9781588346018. $34.95; ebk. ISBN 9781588346025. SCI

**Sacks, Oliver. The River of Consciousness. Knopf. Oct. 2017. 240p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780385352567. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780385352574. SCI

Spry-Marqués, Pía. Pig/Pork: Archaeology, Zoology and Edibility. Bloomsbury Sigma. Sept. 2017. 256p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781472911391. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781472911407. NAT HIST

Turner, J. Scott. Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed To Explain It. HarperOne. Sept. 2017. 336p. illus. notes. ISBN 9780062651563. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062651587. SCI

Wilson, Edward O. The Origins of Creativity. Liveright: Norton. Oct. 2017. 256p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781631493188. $24.95. SCI



Eger, Edith Eva. The Choice: Embrace the Possible. Scribner. Sept. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781501130786. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501130816. BIOG

LeFavour, Cree. Lights On, Rats Out: A Memoir. Grove. Aug. 2017. 244p. ISBN 9780802125965. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780802189158. MEMOIR

McNickle, Chris. Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition. Skyhorse. Sept. 2017. 460p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781510722576. $27.99. BIOG

Taylor, Stephen. Defiance: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard. Norton. Jul. 2017. 400p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780393248173. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393248180. biog

Wilson, Emily Herring. The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own. Univ. of North Carolina. Sept. 2017. 232p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9781469635835. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781469635842. BIOG


Shea, Gerald. The Language of Light: A History of Silent Voices. Yale Univ. Aug. 2017. 288p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300215434. $26. COMM


**Flaum, Sander & Mechele Flaum. Boost Your Career: How To Make an Impact, Get Recognized, and Build the Career You Want. Allworth: Skyhorse. Aug. 2017. 200p. notes. index. ISBN 9781621535690. $22.99. CAREERS


Dean, Josh. The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes To Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History. Dutton. Sept. 2017. 448p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781101984437. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101984444. HIST

Engelstein, Laura. Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914–1921. Oxford Univ. Oct. 2017. 840p. ISBN 9780199794218. $39.95. HIST

Fagan, Brian. Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization. Yale Univ. Sept. 2017. 368p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780300215342. $30. HIST

Guardino, Peter. The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War. Harvard Univ. Aug. 2017. 512p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9780674972346. $39.95. HIST

**Hess, Earl J. The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood’s First Effort To Save Atlanta. Univ. of North Carolina. Sept. 2017. 344p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781469634197. $37.50; ebk. ISBN 9781469634203. HIST

Hughes, Bettany. Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities. Da Capo: Perseus. Sept. 2017. 856p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780306825842. $40; ebk. ISBN 9780306825859. HIST

Lovell, Mary S. The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society. Pegasus. Sept. 2017. 448p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681775159. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681775791. HIST

**McCoy, Alfred W. In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power. Haymarket. Sept. 2017. 280p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781608467730. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9781608467747. HIST

**Miles, Tiya. Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Bondage and Freedom in the City of the Straits. New Pr. Oct. 2017. 288p. illus. maps. notes. index. ISBN 9781620972311. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781620972328. HIST

Tyerman, Christopher. How To Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages. Pegasus. Oct. 2017. 432p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681775241. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681775869. HIST


Blum, Ben. Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime. Doubleday. Sept. 2017. 432p. notes. ISBN 9780385538435. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385538442. CRIME

Corona, Martin with Tony Rafael. Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man. Dutton. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781101984628. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781101984642. CRIME

James, Bill & Rachel McCarthy James. The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery. Scribner. Aug. 2017. 480p. notes. ISBN 9781476796253. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781476796277. CRIME

Kahn, Milka & Anne Véron. Women of Honor: Madonnas, Godmothers and Informers in the Italian Mafia. Hurst. Sept. 2017. 192p. tr. from French by James Ferguson. notes. index. ISBN 9781849048064. pap. $19.95. CRIME


**LeMire, Sarah & Kristen J. Mulvihill. Serving Those Who Served: Librarian’s Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities. Libraries Unlimited. Feb. 2017. 181p. index. ISBN 9781440834325. pap. $55. PRO MEDIA

Reale, Michelle. Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice. ALA. Jan. 2017. 144p. index. ISBN 9780838915295. pap. $57. PRO MEDIA

Reed, Sally Gardner. The Good, the Great, and the Unfriendly: A Librarian’s Guide to Working with Friends Groups. ALA Editions. Jan. 2017. 157p. illus. index. ISBN 9780838914984. pap. $57. PRO MEDIA


**Rubin, Gretchen. The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How To Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too). Harmony: Crown. Sept. 2017. 272p. notes. ISBN 9781524760915. $24; ebk. ISBN 9781524760922. PSYCH

**Sigman, Mariano. The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides. Little, Brown. Jun. 2017. 256p. tr. from Spanish by the author. illus. notes. ISBN 9780316549622. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780316549615. PSYCH


Briody, Blaire. The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown. St. Martin’s. Sept. 2017. 352p. notes. ISBN 9781250064929. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466871526. SOC SCI

**Forner, Karlyn Denae. Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma. Duke Univ. Oct. 2017. 368p. illus. maps. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780822370000. $99.95; pap. ISBN 9780822370055. $27.95. HIST

**Gilyard, Keith. Louise Thompson Patterson: A Life of Struggle for Justice. Duke Univ. Sept. 2017. 320p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780822369851. $94.95; pap. ISBN 9780822369929. $26.95. BIOG

**Johnson, Joan Marie. Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967. Univ. of North Carolina. Oct. 2017. 320p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781469634692. $39.95; ebk. ISBN 9781469634708. SOC SCI

**We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America. Beacon. Oct. 2017. 224p. ed. by Brando Skyhorse & Lisa Page. notes. ISBN 9780807078983. pap. $18; ebk. ISBN 9780807078990. SOC SCI


**Fagone, Jason. The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies. Dey St: HarperCollins. Sept. 2017. 320p. notes. ISBN 9780062430489. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062430502. BIOG

**Mundy, Liza. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Hachette. Oct. 2017.
432p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780316352536. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780316352550. HIST


**Meyer, Michael. The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up. Bloomsbury Pr. Oct. 2017. 320p. notes. ISBN 9781632869357. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781632869371. TRAV

**Twigger, Robert. White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas. Pegasus. Oct. 2017. 472p. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781681775357. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781681775937. TRAV



Arjana, Sophia Rose. Pilgrimage in Islam: Traditional and Modern Practices. Oneworld Pubs. (Foundations of Islam). Jul. 2017. 288p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781786071163. pap. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781786071170. REL

Copson, Andrew. Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom. Oxford Univ. Dec. 2017. 176p. illus. ISBN 9780198809135. $18.95. REL

Exile: A Conversation with N.T. Wright. IVP. Aug. 2017. 336p. ed. by James M. Scott. notes. index. ISBN 9780830851836. $40. REL

Hahn, Thich Nhat. The Art of Living: Peace and Freedom in the Here and Now. HarperOne. Jun. 2017. 224p. ISBN 9780062434661. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062434722. REL

Kamali, Mohammad. Shariah Law: Questions and Answers. Oneworld Pubs. Aug. 2017. 304p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781786071507. pap. $19.99. REL

Knapp, Robert. The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles. Harvard Univ. Aug. 2017. 320p. notes. ISBN 9780674976467. $29.95. HIST


Chandler, Paul-Gordan. In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran. Rowman & Littlefield. Sept. 2017. 200p. illus. notes. ISBN 9781538104279. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781538104286. BIOG

Coles, Gregory. Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity. IVP. Aug. 2017. 144p. ISBN 9780830845125. pap. $15. MEMOIR

Mirvis, Tova. The Book of Separation. Houghton Harcourt. Sept. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780544520523. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544520547. MEMOIR


Harline, Craig. A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation. Oxford Univ. Oct. 2017. 312p. illus. maps. bibliog. ISBN 9780190275181. $27.95. REL

Malessa, Andreas. The Unreformed Martin Luther: A Serious (and Not So Serious) Look at the Man Behind the Myths. Kregel. Jul. 2017. 168p. tr. from German by Matthew L. Hillman. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9780825444562. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9780825475139. BIOG

Tucker, Ruth A. Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation: The Unconventional Life of Katharina von Bora. Zondervan. Jun. 2017. 208p. notes. ISBN 9780310532156. pap. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9780310532163. REL



  1. Salvatore says:

    Hi, I was looking for new books in english to get trained with the language and i arrived on this great page.

    My next readings (from your lists):

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    Flaum, Sander & Mechele Flaum. Boost Your Career: How To Make an Impact, Get Recognized, and Build the Career You Want.
    Schweiger, Rebecca. Release Your Creativity: Discover Your Inner Artist with 15 Simple Painting Projects.
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