Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Alfred A. Knopf, $23.95
The former president offers a plain-spoken, personal picture of ways to revive our economy and get the U.S. "back into the future business."
Backward Ran Sentences
The Best of Wolcott Gibbs From the New Yorker
Edited by Thomas Vinciguerra
Bloomsbury, $18. Paper
A collection of profiles, stories and criticism by one of the leading figures of the New Yorker's early days.
The Invention of a Novelist
Harvard University Press, $29.95
How young Dickens overcame a difficult childhood and early obstacles to become one of the world's greatest novelists.
Betty & Friends
My Life at the Zoo
Along with acting, the actress shares another lifelong passion, animal welfare advocacy, in a book that celebrates zoos and the importance of caring for animals.