Crown Archetype, $26

A broad recollection of the singer's life in music in the tumultuous '60s and the high cost it exacted in her personal life.

The Swerve

How the World Became Modern

Stephen Greenblatt

W.W. Norton, $26.95

This year's National Book Award winner in nonfiction describes the world-changing rediscovery of a lost Latin classic.

10 Mindful Minutes

Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress for Healthier, Happier Lives

Goldie Hawn

Putnam, $24

The actress offers tips on teaching children how to cultivate an attitude of mindfulness in spite of countless daily distractions.

That Used to Be Us

How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28

The authors look at the challenges facing America in globalization, energy consumption, information technology and chronic deficits, and offer a call to action.

Then Again

Diane Keaton

Random House, $26