“The Cause”
Eric Alterman and
Kevin Mattson
Viking, $32.95

One Eye on the Voting Booth

 “Back to Blood”
Tom Wolfe
Little, Brown, $30

Caro’s a Finalist

    Robert A. Caro, whose house in East Hampton has an accompanying uninsulated writing shed that’s known herculean bouts of key-pounding, has been named one of five...

So when this mysteriously titled art book, “Cappy,” written by Terry Wallace, an East Hampton gallerist, crossed my desk, I asked myself, who is Cappy? I was quickly reminded of an old adage regarding artists’ monographs...

 “Data Error”
Dan Giancola
Street Press, $15

In the Shadow of a Hospital

“Gil Hodges”
Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
New American Library, $26.95

“Home Bird”
Laura Wainwright
Vineyard Stories, $19.95