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Holiday
Gift The holidays are a season of joy.
And for those who love books,
whether giving or receiving,
the holidays are the perfect
time to have lots of joy.

Guide
2018
In addition to offering infinite
experiences between their
covers, books are easy to wrap
(no box required), very
portable, and very affordable
(even the most luxurious coffee
table book will be less pricey than the ugly sweater that will never be worn,
or the hand-crafted ceramic object that will be live in a closet forever). The
hard part is finding the right book for each person. Here’s help! PW has
compiled lists of 2018 books for every interest and taste, conveniently
organized into categories to satisfy every bookish appetite.
Happy holidays, and happy reading!

COMPILED BY LIZ HARTMAN


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Bodaciously
Morrell, whose photographs are in the collections of
many museums, uses a variety of techniques in these arrest-
ing images. Multiple exposures of bouquets; tableaux that

Illustrated
layer painting, photography, and digital imaging; trompe
l’oeil constructions; and collage enable him to showcase
flowers in inventive ways.

Books Martha’s Flowers:


A Practical Guide to Growing,
Gathering, and Enjoying
These beautiful books might Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey.
Clarkson Potter,
not fit in a stocking, but ISBN 978-0-307-95477-0
Stewart compiles the wisdom of
they’re works of art a lifetime spent gardening into a
pr actical yet inspired book.
Gorgeous photographs of floral
Flower Power displays in her own home accompany guidance on every-
thing from how and when to plant to building stunning
arrangements.
Dreamscapes
Claire Takacs. Hardie Grant, ISBN 978-1-74379-352-7
This is a stunning collection of photos of more than 60 of Smithsonian Flora: Inside the
the world’s most beautiful gardens. Among the gardens Secret World of Plants
pictured are Dyffryn Fernant in Wales, Australia’s DK, with the Royal Botanic
Cloudehill, the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan’s Ground Gardens, Kew.
in Herefordshire, and Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s most beau- ISBN 978-1-4654-7450-6
tiful public gardens. This splendid blend of art and
science invites you to explore the
plant kingdom from the ground
up, and from root to leaf tip. An
elegant introduction to botany, it is packed with sumptuous
photos and crystal-clear illustrations.

Slightly Weird and


Very Wonderful
The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics
Gary B. Meisner, illus. by Rafael Araujo. Race Point,
ISBN 978-1-63106-486-9
The presence of the golden ratio in art and architecture
throughout history (as in the pyramids of Giza) as well as
in natural forms (from quasicrystals to the proportions of
the human face) is examined in this gorgeous book. This
mathematical concept has an infinite capacity to generate
shapes with exquisite properties, attested to by this book
(with lay-flat dimensions that closely approximate the
golden ratio), which features clear, enlightening, and enter-
Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention taining commentary alongside stunning full-color
Abelardo Morrell, with Lawrence Weschler. Abrams, illustrations.
ISBN 978-1-4197-3233-1

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Pit Bull Flower Power


Sophie Gamand. Lantern,
ISBN 978-1-59056-582-7 Seeing Music’s Greats
Pit bulls have been
much maligned and Bruce Springsteen: From

© ESTATE OF DAVID GAHR/COURTESY GOVINDA GALLERY


feared, but Gamand’s pho- Asbury Park, to Born to
tographs show how ador- Run, to Born in the USA
able—and adoptable— David Gahr, with Chris
they can be. Since 2014 Murray. Rizzoli,
she has visited more than ISBN 978-0-8478-6234-4
30 shelters and rescues in An unprecedented look
the U.S., adorning each of at a very young Bruce
her models with a hand- Springsteen and the E
made flower crown. Street Band, from the
group’s creation and
Specimens of Hair: early New Jersey days to
The Curious Collection their meteoric rise and
of Peter A. Browne seminal Born in the USA
Robert McCracken Peck, tour, in mostly never-before-seen photographs.
photos by Rosamond
Purcell. ISBN 978-0- Imagine
922233-49-6 John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Buried deep in the Grand Central,
archives of the Academy ISBN 978-1-5387-4715-5
of Natural Sciences in Compiled by Ono, Imagine
Philadelphia is a remark- tells the inside story of the
able set of 12 bound vol- making of the legendary
umes containing a collec- album. Packed with hitherto-
tion of what one 19th- unpublished archive photos
century amateur naturalist believed—30 years before and footage
Charles Darwin’s Descent of Man was published—would sequences of all

PHOTO BY KIERON MURPHY


© YOKO ONO LENNON
unravel the mystery of human evolution: specimens of the key players,
hair gathered from animals and people from all over the together with
globe, including hair samples from 13 of the first U.S. lyric sheets, here
presidents. More than 100 photographs accompany are insights and
McCracken’s account of the story behind these obses- personal
sively handcrafted volumes. testimonies from
Ono and more than 40 of the musicians, engineers, staff,
Unusual Sounds: celebrities, artists, and photographers who were there.
The Hidden History of Library Music In addition to this $50 hardcover, there is an expanded,
David Hollande. Anthology Editions, slip-cased $250 collector’s edition, limited to 2,000
ISBN 978-1-944860-12-7 copies, that includes a hand-numbered and stamped
In the heyday of low-budget television and scrappy genre giclée print by Ono.
filmmaking, producers who needed soundtracks for their
commercial entertainments could reach for a selection of Johnny Cash: The Life and Legacy of the Man in Black
library music: LPs of stock recordings whose contents fit Alan Light. Smithsonian, ISBN 978-1-58834-639-1
any mood required. Featuring original art by Robert Beatty Music journalist Light traces Johnny Cash’s life
and an introduction by George A. Romero—whose use of story from beginning to end. One hundred pieces of
library music in Night of the Living Dead changed film his- largely unpublished material from the Cash family
tory—here is a deep dive into this hidden musical archives, including handwritten notes, set lists, and
universe. photographs offer an intimate look at one of music’s
greatest stars.

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Innumerable Insects: The


For Birders, Tree Huggers, Story of the Most Diverse
and Myriad Animals on Earth
and Other Nature Lovers Michael S. Engel. Sterling,
ISBN 978-1-4549-2323-7
The Art of the Fishing Fly In this fascinating look at the
Tony Lolli, with photos by Bruce Curtis. Sterling, world’s most numerous inhabit-
ISBN 978-1-4549-2902-4 ants, noted entomologist Engel
Among the millions of avid fly fishers is President Jimmy explores insects’ evolution and
Carter, who provides the foreword for this visual feast and diversity; the process of meta-
useful reference. At the book’s core are 75 profiles of flies— morphosis; pests, parasites, and
the soul of the sport—with stunning color photographs of plagues; society and language; camouflage; and pollination.
each fly and fascinating stories behind them. More than 180 illustrations from the Rare Book Collection
at the American Museum of Natural History’s research
library reveal the extraordinary world of insects down to
Bob Langrish’s World of Horses: A Master
their tiniest, most astonishing details, from butterflies’ irides-
Photographer’s Lifelong Quest to Capture the Most
cent wings to beetles’ vibrant colors.
Magnificent Horses in the World
Jane Holderness-Roddam, photos by Bob Langrish. Storey,
Pasta for Nightingales:
ISBN 978-1-63586-125-9
A 17th-Century Handbook of Bird-care and Folklore
Here is the culminating collection of a master photogra-
Giovanni Pietro Olina, with illustrations from the Paper
pher who has traveled six continents in search of the most
Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, trans. from the Italian by Kate
compelling horses in their native habitats.
Clayton. Yale Univ., ISBN 978-0-300-23288-2

Meet Shade.
She’s a dreadful, perfect fairy.
This is Shade’s story, told dreadfully.

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This beautifully illustrated book brings together the Germany this year and features all aspects of his long career.
first-ever English translation of one of the earliest studies Also a leading pioneer of modernism, Albers was a teacher,
in ornithology with the original watercolors, now part of writer, painter, and color theorist. Generously illustrated, this
the British Royal Collection. Helen MacDonald, the author comprehensive biography demonstrates how this great artist
of H Is for Hawk, contributes a foreword. transformed modern design by using line, color, surface, and
space to challenge the perception of the viewer.

For Art’s Sake Lucian Freud


David Dawson, edited by Martin Gayford and Mark Holborn.
Phaidon, ISBN 978-0-7148-7526-2
Anni Albers
This is an elegant two-volume, slip-cased monograph that
Edited by Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, and Maria Müller-
celebrates artist Lucian Freud’s many-decade-spanning
Schareck. Yale Univ., ISBN 978-0-300-237252
career, from the 1930s to his death in 2011. It includes nearly
Joseph Albers: Interaction
500 reproductions of his paintings, drawings, and etchings,
Heinz Liesbrock. Yale Univ., ISBN 978-0-300-240832
assembled from private collections around the world.
Two publications from Yale pay attention to both mem-
bers of this talented wife-and-husband duo.
Anni Albers is a long-overdue reassessment of one of the
leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism—a German
Heavenly
textile designer, weaver, and printmaker. Her contribution to
art history has been overlooked compared to that of her hus- Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
band. Here, her most important works are examined to fully Andrew Bolton et al. Metropolitan Museum of Art,
explore and redefine her significance to 20th-century art. ISBN 978-1-58839-645-7
Joseph Albers: Interaction accompanied a major exhibition in Exploring fashion’s complex and often controversial

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Sacred Spaces: The Awe-Inspiring


Architecture of Churches and Cathedrals
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Abrams, ISBN 978-1-4197-2806-8
This book showcases breathtaking photo-
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medium of all time: the book.
“ A literary pot-au-feu—a stew Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word
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Melissa McCormick, Princeton Univ., ISBN 978-0-691-17268-2
entertaining, funny book that Written in the 11th century by the Japanese noblewoman
makes you salivate.” Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of prose

—Alain Passard and poetry that is widely considered the world’s first novel.
This stunning compendium combines discussions of all 54 of
its chapters with paintings and calligraphy from the Genji
Album (1510) in the Harvard Art Museums, the oldest dated
set of Genji illustrations known to exist, here fully reproduced
for the first time. English and Japanese transcriptions of the
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Landa. The Experiment, ISBN 978-1-61519-517-6
With brilliantly illustrated info-
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information-rich visuals invite the
reader to see the economy differ-
ently—and to finally understand
how economics works.

History of the World in Maps


DK, ISBN 978-1-4654-7585-5
More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal epi-
sodes in world history, from the first human migrations out
of Africa to the space race. In addition, broad, sweeping
introductions at key points provide a chance to step back
and look at entire periods, such as WWII, or to explore
overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution.

The Middle Ages in 50 Objects


FOR TINY TRAVELERS Elina Gertsman and Barbara H. Rosenwein. Cambridge Univ.,
ISBN 978-1-107-15038-6
The array of images in this volume reveals the full and
rich history of the Middle Ages. Evocatively bringing the
medieval world alive, the book unearths buried weapons,
decodes enigmatic images, and rewards the curious with
details of materials and makers, myths and movements.

Ocean Liners: A Visual History


Peter Newall. Seaforth, ISBN 978-1-5267-2316-1
Lushly illustrated with more than 250 photographs, this
book by shipping expert and historian Newall describes
ocean liners and their routes and interweaves the technical
and design developments that powered the world’s princi-
pal means of transport before the jet age.

Design for Plebes


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of this richly illustrated
book showcases the author’s
representation of the chosen
design, expressing its essence and capturing its spirit.

Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With


Anna Starmer. Ivy, ISBN 978-1-78240-579-5
International color expert Starmer offers a feast for the
eyes and provides clear guidance through the often confus-
ing panoply of color combinations to create a home full of
color that you love. The book includes a removable chart in
booklet form so readers can note and match their perfect
colors anytime, anywhere. FOR ARTISTS
May I Come In?
Wendy Goodman. Abrams, ISBN 978-1-4197-3246-1
The design editor of New York magazine takes the reader
into 70 homes that capture and express their owner’s spirit
and passions. Alba Clemente’s closet is a Renaissance the-
ater; Andrew Solomon houses his guests in an igloo; and
Richard Avedon’s private walls were bulletin boards.

Wrap Up
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Spread the joy of the


season with these
literary picks
A State of Freedom
Neel Mukherjee. Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-29290-9
Set against a pitiless landscape of primitive villages and
hellish urban slums, and amid extremes of scorching heat
and billowing monsoon rain, this is a compassionate, deeply
felt tribute to India’s forgotten people who strive to triumph
over subjugation. With its mixture of prose styles and nar-
rative voices, Mukherjee’s novel is a literary achievement.

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Guadalupe Nettel, trans. from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey.
Coffee House (Consortium, dist.), ISBN 978-1-56689-525-5
Claudio, a misogynistic book editor originally from Cuba
and now living in New York, and Cecilia, a Mexican post-
graduate student in Paris, have a whirlwind affair across con-
tinents. Nettel’s sharp, potent novel depicts how even the
briefest relationship can affect the rest of one’s life.

An Ocean of Minutes
Thea Lim. Touchstone,
ISBN 978-1-5011-9255-5
An ideal choice for fans of The
Time Traveler’s Wife and Station
Eleven, Lim’s enthralling novel
succeeds on every level: as a love
story, an imaginative thriller, and
a dystopian narrative. During a
flu pandemic in a divided U.S.,
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travels to the future, and risks
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Clock Dance
Anne Tyler. Knopf,
ISBN 978-0-525-52122-8
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Demi-gods
Eliza Robertson. Bloomsbury,
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Killing Commendatore The Ensemble


Haruki Murakami, trans. from Aja Gabel. Riverhead,
the Japanese by Philip Gabriel ISBN 978-0-7352-1476-7
and Ted Goossen. Knopf, For the music lover who
ISBN 978-0-525-52004-7 also loves lit, or the lit lover
A new book from the w h o a l s o l ove s m u s i c,
acclaimed Murakami is rea- Gabel’s debut is a perfect fit.
son enough for a holiday It follows the members of
celebration. His latest work the Van Ness String Quartet
is a gripping story whose over the course of 18 event-
escalating surreal tone filled years. Readers will
complements the author’s come away with a renewed
tight focus on the domestic appreciation for things peo-
and the mundane. A tal- ple usually take for granted
ented but unambitious por- when listening to music.
trait painter in Tokyo discovers his wife is having an affair; The four characters are individually memorable, but as a
he quits painting, and embarks on a meandering road trip quartet they’re unforgettable.
that leads him to the home of a famous, now-senile painter
whose difficult secret from 1930s Vienna unfurls over the You Think It, I’ll Say It
course of the book. Curtis Sittenfeld. Random House,
ISBN 978-0-399-59286-7
My Sister, In her thoroughly satisfying first
the Serial Killer collection, Sittenfeld spins magic out
Oyinkan Braithwaite. of the short story form. The collec-
Doubleday, ISBN 978-0- tion comfortably situates itself in
385-54423-8 contemporary America, focusing on
This short, darkly funny female protagonists navigating
hand grenade of a novel is friendships, family, politics, and
a debut from a promising, social media. As in her novels,
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who was a finalist for the these consistently engrossing stories is a pleasure.
C o m m o n we a l t h S h o r t

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killer.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter


Kate Morton. Atria, ISBN 978-1-4516-4939-0
In her outstanding, enigmatic novel, Morton tells the
Give the beauty of poetry
story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their
shadows across generations. The story moves from the American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
1860s to the present day when Elodie, a young archivist in Terrance Hayes. Penguin, ISBN 978-0-14-313318-6
London, uncovers a leather satchel that contains a sepia Hayes addresses this marvelous series of 70 free-verse son-
photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian nets, longlisted for this year’s National Book Award, to his
clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook. The oddly familiar find potential assassin: a nameless, faceless embodiment of
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as ever, Hayes confronts America’s myriad ills with unflinch-
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Paul Simon: A Life


Robert Hilburn. Simon & Schuster,
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Music critic Hilburn delivers an energetic and ele-
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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom
Icons of Style in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood
A Century of Fashion Photography Karina Longworth. Custom House,
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Edward Steichen, Tim Walker, Herb Ritts, Dora Maar, Long before Harvey Weinstein,
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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England:
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The Debatable Land:
The Lost World Between Scotland and England
Graham Robb. Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-28532-1
Robb’s move to the “Debatable Land” on the border between
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Steven R. Weisman. Simon & Schuster,
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Horvath’s holiday romp Pema Chödrön. Shambhala, ISBN 978-1-61180-605-2
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Coscarelli’s fourth vegan
New books explore the world through food cookbook brims with creativity
and a wide array of flavor. Each
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the Italian Table
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usual tourist-packed areas. She ferrets out unpretentious The husband-and-wife culinary team
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Techniques, and Stories from
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lays the groundwork for a clever compilation of recipes fit In this passionate and thorough
for anyone, not just the lonely-hearted. Single-serving reci- exploration of vegetarian Vietnamese
pes are accompanied by entertaining, and sometimes self- cuisine, Stauch offers page after page
deprecating stories that inspired them. Lo’s quirky tone and of enticing fare and includes meatless
charming illustrations make this a winner. takes on traditional dishes. Readers
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Graphically
A food and travel writer, Gregory-
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collection proves to be a great entry
point to the cuisine. Chapters are organized by such catego-
ries as street food, tagine recipes, and even service stations Today’s comics go beyond superheroes
that double as humble roadside diners. Colorful photos round
out this excellent and inviting primer on Moroccan cuisine.
For the Art of It
Veggie Passion
Why Art?
Eleanor Davis. Fantagraphics, ISBN 978-1-68396-082-9
Vegetarian Viet Nam
To Eisner Award–winner Davis, art is an obsession, a
Cameron Stauch. Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-24933-0
pathway, a curse, and a savior. She seeks to answer why that

Three Ways to Fill Up on Soul


Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious Soul: A Chef ’s Culinary Evolution in Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing
Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. 150 Recipes Up in the South Taught Me About
HMH/Martin, ISBN 978-0-544-97037-3 Todd Richards. Oxmoor House, Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits
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have a string of Atlanta to this collection of recipes,
restaurants in Philadelphia), mine the sensational debut how-tos, and
melting pot of Israel for the country’s cookbook. Lovers of personal stories,
classic meals. Dishes are examined with Southern cuisine will find grits, corn, drawing heavily on life lessons learned
quasi-Talmudic love. The history of the shrimp, and peaches showcased, but in from her grandmother. Recipes are
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For the Francophile


Moebius Library:
Inside Moebius, Part 1
Jean “Moebius” Giraud, trans. from the
French by Diana Schutz. Dark Horse,
ISBN 978-1-5067-0320-6
Dark Horse’s beautifully produced
Moebius Library continues with a
meandering, experimental self-exam-
ination from late in the artist’s career
(he died in 2012). Drawn during the 2000s, when Giraud
was in his 60s and 70s, the work depicts the artist’s wander-
ings through the air, locked in a box, and holding confabs
with his characters. With his lifetime of experience, draw-
ing is as automatic as breathing, and his pages are carelessly
gorgeous.

Literature Visualized
Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories
Peter Kuper. Norton,
ISBN 978-0-393-63562-1
Another Eisner Award–winner,
Kuper brilliantly accentuates both the
absurd and menacing qualities of
Kafka’s short stories in this graphic
collection. Using a scratchboard
technique to mimic the woodcut style
of German expressionism, Kuper
emphasizes the ways Kafka addressed
social injustices rather than simply focusing on his trade-
mark existential paranoia. Kafka’s timeless work has never
hit so hard, nor more artfully.

Calling All Feminists


Dirty Plotte
Julie Doucet. Drawn & Quarterly,
ISBN 978-1-77046-323-3
Doucet’s influential indie comic
receives a high-end presentation in
this lavish boxed set. The series
develops from surreal, fearless auto-
biography to her comics master-
piece, My New York Diary. The set
includes a companion volume with
minicomics, other related work, and

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laudatory essays from cartoonists and critics. This spec-


tacular, germinal feminist work, despite its steep price of For the Hippie in All of Us
$119.95, should hold appeal beyond collectors and libraries
as a show-off coffee-table gift.
The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
Bill Morrison. Titan Comics,
For the Fake Historian ISBN 978-1-78586-394-3
The art style in this 50th-anniver-
sary celebration of the 1968 animated
Et Tu, Brute? The Deaths fantasia is designed to mimic the
of the Roman Emperors original with a hippie Britannica
Jason Novak. Norton, visual scheme that resembles a mural
ISBN 978-0-393-63573-7 made by Peter Max after spending
New Yorker and Harper’s too much time on Carnaby Street.
cartoonist Novak turns his Morrison , a former artist for Disney
eye to the Roman Empire in and The Simpsons, splashes out several rainbows’ worth of
this witty collection of car- pleasing colors for this happy ode to harmless psychedelia.
toon vignettes depicting each
of its rulers’ demises with
savage brush strokes. Novak Because It’s Always
admits in his introduction
that a few of his cartoons are Worth Revisiting
“utter fabrication.” Despite this, Novak’s bite-size nuggets
of history “retold” go down easy—making even rectal gan- Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
grene a reliable source of humor. Ari Folman and David Polonsky. Pantheon,
ISBN 978-1-101-87179-9
This spirited graphic adaptation,
a u t h o r i z e d by t h e A n n e Fr a n k
Foundation, focuses on illuminating the
humor, insight, and supporting cast of
the original text. The beauty of Anne’s
life and the untarnished power of her
legacy—further elevated by Folman
and Polonsky—are heartening remind-
ers of the horror of her fate.

For Fathers’
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All the Answers: A Graphic Memoir
Michael Kupperman. Gallery 13,
ISBN 978-1-5011-6643-3
An artist races to uncover and under-
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Kupperman uses varied angles, thick
line work, facial stylings, and sharp
prose to help turn an already incredible
story into an electrifyingly fast-paced
yet intimate memoir.

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For Those Who Want Create a Creature


a Funny Apocalypse
Mini Crochet
Woman World Creatures:
Aminder Dhaliwal. Drawn & 30 Amigurumi
Quarterly, ISBN 978-1-77046-335-6 Animals to Make
In this darkly comic chronicle of Lauren Bergstrom.
women’s fortitude, men worldwide GMC, ISBN 978-1-
have died out, leaving only women and 78494-389-9
girls to carry the flame of civilization Noncrocheters,
forward. Women’s creativity, sexuality, novices, and experts
and fearlessness are unleashed by alike will get a kick
Dhaliwal’s end of days. These unlikely heroines are unafraid out of Bergstrom’s
to meet Armageddon with irreverence as they laugh, love, amigurumi animals,
and raucously live on in this unusual and charming farce. miniature crocheted
and stuffed dolls. She

Crafty
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accompanied by gen-
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Delights
finished products in cleverly crafted settings (sea creatures
surf in ocean blue-green yarn) add whimsy to the book’s
general appeal.

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Fiona Daly. Princeton Architectural —School Library Journal
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A gorgeous intro-
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this encyclopedia of
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Learn from a Master


Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Boxes: Beautiful Paper
Gift Boxes from Japan’s Leading Origami Master
Tomoko Fuse. Tuttle, ISBN 978-0-8048-5006-3
Origami master Fuse’s brilliant book is an almost
wordless pictorial road map to creating palm-size paper
boxes and containers. With clearly drawn instructions
and photographs of finished projects, the book is an
excellent introduction to an ancient art form.

For the Artistic Activist


How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest
Sarah Corbett. Random House UK (IPG, dist.),
ISBN 978-1-78352-407-5
Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, a world-
wide network of activists who use crafting as their
method of outreach, practices what she preaches in this
deeply felt, finely wrought how-to book. She encourages crafters—or even people
who’ve never wielded a needle—to “gain wisdom from engaging with global
injustices and looking for answers to problems while we craft, engaging our
hands, heart, and head.”

Great Scott!
Traditional Quilts
Modern Scot Patchwork:
Bold Quilts Inspired by Iconic Tartans
Kathy Allen. C&T, ISBN 978-1-61745-594-0
In this charming book based on traditional Scottish
tartans, quilt designer Allen simplifies the complex
process of piecing these tartans into patchwork quilts
by including large graphics, charts, and tips. Adding
texture to the book, Allen delightfully includes each
tartan’s family story, such as the Maxwell, inspired by
the story of a man who escaped from prison dressed as
one of his devoted wife’s ladies.

Needle Across Cultures


Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide
Victoria and Albert Museum. Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978-0-500-29327-0
This encyclopedia of embroidery, selected from the collection housed in
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is gorgeous and informative as a refer-
ence, and the addition of modernized projects extends it into DIY territory. The

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Do Be Cute
The Cat Lover’s Craft Book:
Cute and Easy Accessories for
Kitty’s Best Friend
Neko Shugei. Tuttle,
ISBN 978-4-8053-1492-0
Cuteness abounds in this com-
pendium of feline-themed pillows,
purses, and pins with a distinctive
Japanese pop culture sensibility.
From catryoshka pouches—an
imaginative take on Russian nest-
ing dollsto knitted umbrella han-
dles resembling cats’ tails, this col-
lection proves that almost anything
can bear a feline motif. Cat silhou-
ettes bordering the pages add to the book’s pleasing design.

Sporty Spice
for the Holidays
In this season’s sports books, scandals
and legends abound
“Regardless of where the
whiskeys fall on the single
malt spectrum, Risen and his Sporty Scandals
tasting panel have created Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
a definitive reference on Jeff Pearlman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 978-0-544-45438-5
Pearlman wonderfully recounts the rapid rise and fall of the United States
the topic. This is a must- Football League, which launched in 1983 and proved to be far more than the joke
have guide for novices and that the NFL wanted to believe it was. Nevertheless, it was bankrupt two years
later. In this excellent book for football junkies and just as enthralling for a gen-
aficionados alike.” eral audience, Pearlman illustrates how hubris led to the league’s abrupt demise.
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The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scandal,
starred review and the Big Business of College Basketball
Michael Sokolove. Penguin Press, ISBN 978-0-399-56327-0
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Using the tarnished legacy of Rick Pitino, the former


University of Louisville basketball coach, as an anchor,
Sokolove provides a lucid account of large-scale cor-
ruption in college basketball, and a richly detailed,
enlightening account of college sports in general. In
2017, Louisville’s program was one of seven initially
named by the FBI in an investigation of money laun-
dering, bribery, and wire fraud. Since then, at least a
dozen additional schools have been named.

Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the “A biographical look at Laurel
World’s Biggest Sports Scandal and Hardy, warts and all . . . A new
Ken Bensinger. Simon & Schuster, ISBN type of story told by a masterful
978-1-5011-3390-9 mystery writer.”
In his intense first book, investigative journalist —Seattle Book Review
Bensinger explores the U.S. Department of Justice’s
investigation into corruption at the highest levels of
international soccer. With the flair of a novelist, he
chronicles events from the beginning with the FBI
investigation of Chuck Blazer in 2007 to the eventual
indictment of 18 people, and the resignation of FIFA’s
longtime president.

The Bigger Picture


Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
Mark Leibovich. Penguin Press, ISBN 978-0-399-18542-7
In this skewering and witty cultural study, Leibovich takes an insider look at
the National Football League. Leibovich questions throughout whether the NFL Put your brain to the test
is doomed, not only due to the sport’s violence but also because the people who with mind benders, riddles
run it seem to place the league over the players. Enhancing his casual reporting and puzzles inspired by the code
with cynical commentary, Leibovich provides entertaining reading. breakers of Bletchley Park.

The Game:
Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
George Howe Colt. Scribner,
ISBN 978-1-5011-0478-7
Chronicling one of college football’s most
tumultuous games during one of America’s
most turbulent years, Colt brings together
sports and history in profound fashion. Colt
interweaves such topics as civil rights, religious
freedom, class struggle, white privilege, and the
Vietnam War with anecdotes of players. By
focusing on the players as individuals, the
accounts of each team’s amazing season and the
four-chapter recap of their final, unbelievable
game are elevated above entertaining sports “This is a great book for anyone who
reporting to thoughtful, emotional storytelling. wants to vicariously travel like an
This excellent history illustrates sport’s powerful role in American society. old-fashioned adventurer.”
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Sportswriter Leavy energetically narrates Ruth’s larger-than-life story in an
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Ashley delivers a robust collection of
and fantasy 12 short science fiction classics repre-
senting the era when the moon was the
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An almost unheard-of diversity of
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an affectionate tribute to the underappreciated women of
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Roar
and Heartbreakers
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Kirsty Stonell Walker,
illus. by Kingsley Nebechi.
Univ. of Chicago, ISBN
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These books by and about women Telling the stories of 50
offer strong voices for troubled times women—duchesses to
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Raphaelites, this book
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The Women Who Made an
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Art of Having an Opinion
new ground in art, business, and women’s rights. This
Michelle Dean. Grove,
enchanting, revolutionary band of women remain unlikely
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and compelling role models today.
This first book by Dean, a
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women writers of the 20th cen-
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tives and, most crucially, believing women.
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Angry
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
Rebecca Traister. Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-1-5011-8179-5
Piper and Friends In this trenchant analysis, journalist Traister explores women’s anger and
American politics, in which “noncompliant, insistent, furious women have shaped
Learn to Search our history and our present.” At the core is the idea that the achievements of
female political activists such as Florynce Kennedy, Rosa Parks, and Shirley
the Snow! Chisholm have been erased from the record rather than celebrated. She argues
forcefully that women are an oppressed majority in the United States.

Star Power
Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism
Omise’eke Tinsley. Univ. of Texas,
ISBN 978-1-4773-1839-3
Tinsley, an African studies professor at the
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“Almost every spread She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy
captures a dynamic dog Jill Soloway. Crown Archetype, ISBN 978-1-101-90474-9
training scene amid This intimate, funny memoir from the creator of the Amazon TV series
beautiful snowscapes.” Transparent, is many things at once: a behind-the-scenes look at the entertain-
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What We Talk About When We Talk
About Rape
Sohaila Abdulali. New Press,
ISBN 978-1-62097-473-5
Abdulali brings precision, clarity, and style to
her exploration of a topic often treated as more
confusing than it is. A former coordinator of a rape
crisis center, she uses her own brutal rape as a
touchstone and springboard for this series of
extended reflections on the discourse surrounding
rape. Though Abdulali doesn’t claim to have
answers, the book’s assertions are clear: victims deserve belief, support,
and a fair hearing; rapists, not their targets, are responsible for rape; and
survivors can go on to live full and joyful lives.

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Stories of the Night


Kitty Crowther. Gecko,
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In this collection of original tales by
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award–
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Hello Lighthouse
Sophie Blackall. Little, Brown,
ISBN 978-0-316-36238-2
Painted with the featherlight touch
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Renato Moriconi. Eerdmans,
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Ethan M. Aldridge. HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-265386-4
takes on the role of a detective from
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Markus Zusak. Knopf,
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