Elvis, Marilyn, and the Space Aliens: Icons on Screen in Nevada by Robin Holabird. Holabird, film reviewer and former deputy director of the Nevada Film Office, takes readers on location with an inside account of Nevada filmmaking. Out now, University of Nevada Press, $25.
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River by David Owen. This New Yorker staff writer travels the length of the Colorado River to examine its fate—and ours—amid population increases and environmental degradation. Out now, Riverhead Books, $28.
’Round Midnight by Laura McBride. Hot off the success of debut novel We Are Called to Rise, the Las Vegas author tells the stories of four women whose lives are connected through a Vegas nightclub. May 2, Simon & Schuster, $26.
The Saints of Rattlesnake Mountain by Don Waters. This Reno-bred author’s third book is a collection of nine short stories that take place in the West, with one set in Las Vegas. May 22, University of Nevada Press, $26.
The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream by Stefan Al. A Dutch architect and urban design professor offers an insightful analysis of Las Vegas’ resort architecture. Incidentally, his book is from the same press that published 1972’s seminal architecture study Learning From Las Vegas. Out now, MIT Press, $35.
Where the Sky Touched the Earth: The Cosmological Landscapes of the Southwest by Don Lago. Prolific nature writer and essayist Don Largo connects the natural wonders of the desert with the infinite mysteries of the cosmos. Out now, University of Nevada Press, $25.
A Great Basin Mosaic: The Cultures of Rural Nevada by James W. Hulse. Native Nevadan and retired UNR history professor James W. Hulse explores the oft-overlooked people and places of the Silver State. Out now, University of Nevada Press, $28.