Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Books Reviewed

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann

Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic, by Jennifer Niven

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India, by Rachel Manija Brown

American Food Writing: An Anthology with Classic Recipes, edited by Molly O'Neill

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, by Kevin Boyle

Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, by Michael Quinion

The Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich (children's book)

Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground, by Richard Bak

The Bookseller of Kabul, by Asne Seierstad

The Bowl Is Already Broken, by Mary Kay Zuravleff

The Busy Tree, by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Lisa Falkenstern

Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, by Katherine Ellison

Confessions of a Slacker Mom, by Muffy Mead-Ferro

The Day the Great Lakes Drained Away, by Charles Ferguson Barker

A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term, by Bronislaw Malinowski

Drinking the Rain, by Alix Kates Shulman

The Driveway Diaries: A Dirt Road Almanac, by Tim Brooke

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates, by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw

Fair Weather (children's book) and The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Richard Peck and Eric Larson, respectively

A Field Guide to Sprawl, by Dolores Hayden

French Impressions, by John S. Littell

Front of the Class, by Brad Cohen with Lisa Wysocky

Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, by Elizabeth Royte

Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World, by Linda R. Hirshman

Goodnight Nobody, by Jennifer Weiner

Happy Housewives, by Darla Shine

To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife,
by Caitlin Flanagan

Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood, by Steven Mintz

I Can't Stop! A Story about Tourette Syndrome, by Holly L. Niner (illustrated by Meryl Treatner; children's book)

The Lake, the River & the Other Lake, by Steve Amick

Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv

Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories, by Katha Pollitt

A Map of Home, by Randa Jarrar

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, by James Patterson

A Midwife’s Tale, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals, by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Won't Give Women a Future, by Cynthia Eller

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, by Geraldine Brooks

Ordinary Wolves, by Seth Kantner

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, by Judith Warner

Perfection Salad: Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century, by Laura Shapiro

A Primate’s Memoi,r by Robert Sapolsky

Q Road, by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages, by Ammon Shea

The Second Stage, by Betty Friedan

Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism, by Dawn Prince-Hughes

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach

The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting, by Christie Mellor

The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland, by Robert Michael Pyle

Trees Make the Best Mobiles, by Jessica Teich and Brandel France De Bravo

The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars: Who Decides What Makes a Good Mother? by Miriam Peskowitz

Twitch and Shout: A Touretter's Tale, by Lowell Handler

You Suck: A Love Story, by Christopher Moore

The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation, by David Kamp

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism, by Roy Richard Grinker

Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth, edited by D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeannette Corbiere Lavel

Virginity or Death! And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, by Katha Pollitt

The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten, by Jeffrey Kacirk