LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, April 15, 2018

Le Guin fans will relish the intimate insights the novelist shares here; Hilburn’s well-researched book will be vital reading for Paul Simon devotees; Al Samawi’s debut memoir is a triumphant work that will appeal to broad readership; recommended advice for women who have been “leaning in” but feel stuck; expert guidance for gardeners in water-challenged areas; a highly recommended celebration of Vietnam’s tantalizing vegetarian and vegan cuisine

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 15, 2018

An excellent translation that will appeal to medieval enthusiasts, fans of chivalric romance, and French literature; this comprehensive, unflinching narrative and analytical treatment of President Carter is essential; fans of space travel, NASA, and engineering ingenuity will find this highly engaging; a tribute to the underacknowledged female pioneers of technology

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Langer’s homing in on all aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers; for anyone with a strong drive to do something different, this is a truly inspiring read; the importance and epic scale of St. Petersburg comes across vividly in this work; Cooke’s wit, humor, and infectious curiosity will appeal to natural history enthusiasts of all stripes

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert February 15, 2018

Both scholars and casual fans of printing history will enjoy this insider’s look; well-known and untold moments in women’s history; Perry’s work relates the resilience and struggle within black communities in the 20th and 21st centuries; for readers interested in a feminist critique of health care, especially in the treatment of women

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, February 1, 2018

Crosley’s growth and maturity as a writer shines in this collection; a highly readable story about starting over in a new world, Patriot Number One is hard to put down; accessible science writing about the brain that can be enjoyed by all readers; Mitchell’s spirituality is at once vibrant and intriguing—anyone interested in holistic traditions will find her work rewarding

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, January 2018

The Art of Mystery looks beyond the usual academic treatment, for writers and readers alike; Steib’s energetic and inspiring voice guarantees readers will find at least one takeaway to improve their lives; a compelling study that will interest those who wish to learn about German culture; an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, December 2017

A thoughtful Strange Journey for anyone who has ever viewed organized religion as spiritually repressive; a must-read for lovers of world literature and the art of translation; the essential coach’s handbook—Grow Wherever You Work; this upbeat book offers a nonjudgmental and flexible guide to making healthy changes

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 15, 2017

This large-format global selection should fascinate readers with a taste for architecture, landscape architecture, and/or the environment; Ehrman’s lively and thoroughly researched volume is bound to become a standard text on early church history; autumn memoir picks—something to interest anyone; for aficionados of business and technology history, this volume is worth the investment

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

May Morris is an excellent resource for art history students but may be too specific for public libraries; new photography titles explore the essentials of the medium; highly recommended presidential picks; an affecting and personal look into the experiences of minor migrants; chef Waters comes of age in Coming to My Senses

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, September 15, 2017

Bunny Mellon‘s story presents keen insights into the complex fabric of American culture and history; Creating Great Choiceswill improve anyone’s career; this useful guide to Garden Renovation is an excellent resource for the casual or inexperienced gardener and particularly new homeowners