This week’s new books bring a tantalizing stack of biographies.
— Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein) adds Leonardo Da Vinci to his subjects in a “majestic . . . enthralling, masterful, and passionate” biography.
— David Yaffe brings us Reckless Daughter, an intimate biography of Joni Mitchell, composed of dozens of in-person interviews with Mitchell and the songwriters she influenced, from Joan Baez to Leonard Cohen.
— Cristina de Stefano’s Oriana Fallaci: The Journalis, The Agitator, The Legend explores the life of this remarkable woman whose groundbreaking work and torrid love affairs will not soon be forgotten.
— Astronaut Scott Kelly tells his own story in Endurance, from his rough and tumble childhood to his year-long stay in space.
— And not to be outdone by these humans,Nate Blakeslee’s American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West brings us the enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.
Time to stop by and pick us some reading about your fellow mammals.