Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 8)

STING LIKE A BEE by Leigh Montville
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A dramatic, pleasing tale of a sports iconoclast fighting for his rights during tumultuous times."
Fast-paced account of Muhammad Ali's struggle as a conscientious draft objector, a flashpoint for a tumultuous era. Read full book review >
GROWING A REVOLUTION by David R. Montgomery
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming."
An optimistic look at how regenerative farming can revive the world's soil, increasing food production, boosting cost effectiveness, and slowing climate change. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"Prum writes that his goal was to present the 'full, distinctive richness, complexity, and diversity of this aesthetic view of life.' He absolutely succeeds, though fierce debate will continue among evolutionary biologists."
A robust defense of Charles Darwin's aesthetic theory of evolution. Read full book review >
THE OUTER BEACH by Robert Finch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Vivid and graceful reflections on water and wind, shifting sands, and the inevitability of change."
Lyrical reflections, natural history, and nuggets of wisdom inspired by walks at the shore. Read full book review >
ONE MORE WARBLER by Victor Emanuel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A charming narrative for avid birders and armchair nature lovers, sure to inspire at least a few flights of fancy."
One of the world's foremost birders reflects on his life in nature, which has always "kept me young through a sense of wonder." Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"Speaking to both animal welfare and the well-being of wounded warriors, Montalván's memoir is a testimonial to the 'quest for wholeness' and the healing power of companionship."
Affecting memoir by wounded veteran and PTSD-treatment advocate Montalván (Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him, 2011), well known for his public appearances with his service dog, Tuesday. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2017

"As a travel writer, Liebermann is a work in progress, but the talent is there, needing only to be honed and refined."
A Jerusalem-based CNN correspondent's memoir of round-the-world travel with a near-fatal disease. Read full book review >
ALL OVER THE PLACE by Geraldine DeRuiter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Despite her strenuous attempts to be funny, more often than not, the author falls flat."
A travel memoir from the author of a popular blog. Read full book review >
THE HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by Edward McPherson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A lively, enlightening, and occasionally disturbing book that envisions the future as already broken."
Off to look for America. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Engrossing history of a city with the enduring power to fascinate."
Timbuktu has generated myths that persist into the 21st century. Read full book review >
THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >
ODD BIRDS by Ian Harding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"Animal lovers in particular will find much to savor in this endearing, breezy memoir from a young, enterprising Hollywood actor."
A TV actor reflects on his life (so far) and a love of birding. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >