Books

Alec Baldwin looks inward in his new memoir
Left, Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October"
Alec Baldwin with his sister Beth and their Easter baskets around 1961.Photos Courtesy of Alec Baldwin

By Richard Horwich
Reed Farrel Coleman Adam Martin
Local Book Notes

By James I. Lader
Bill Schutt Jerry Ruotolo
By Hilma Wolitzer
E.L. Doctorow Gasper Tringale
By Sally Susman
Jean Kennedy Smith Todd Plitt/Contour by Getty Images
Jack, Jean, Rose, Joe, Pat, Bobby, and Eunice Kennedy, with Teddy in front, on Cape Cod in 1948. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
Patrick Lynch's remarkably comprehensive “A Field Guide to Long Island Sound”
A belted kingfisher Patrick Lynch Illustration

By Emily Smith Gilbert
John McCaffrey Kelly Genuardi
By Mary Ellen Hannibal
Dava Sobel Mia Berg
A 1918 chain of Harvard College Observatory assistants links to the telescope operator and the chief of stellar photography, at right.Harvard University Archives
A posed tableau from 1925 shows Antonia Maury, left foreground, and Cecilia Payne, at the drafting table. Harvard University Archives
Edward Charles Pickering, the director of the Harvard College Observatory, is seen standing front and center in all black, his gaze on the camera, in 1910. Also in all black, Williamina Fleming, curator of astronomical photographs, is standing at right in the front row. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
By Kurt Wenzel
Molly Haskell Jim Carpenter
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw outside Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton in 1991 Jim Mackin