Books

    Ever feel that modernity has gotten so strange you must be living on another planet? In “The Twinning Project” (Clarion Books, $16.99), Robert Lipsyte of Shelter Island posits a second Earth created by alien scientists...
Caro Does It Again — and Again     Robert A. Caro won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography last Thursday for “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in his magisterial, multipart assessment,...

“The Richest Woman in America” Janet Wallach Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $27.95
“Saul Steinberg: A Biography” Deirdre Bair Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $40

“Monsieur Proust’s Library” Anka Muhlstein Other Press, $19.95
   Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows that there is only one real secret to its success and that’s commitment. Mort Hamburg knows it too, and he has used the theme to anchor a new photo book profiling couples,...

“Cheating Justice” Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia L. Cooper Beacon Press, $26.95

“Dead Anyway” Chris Knopf Permanent Press, $28
    Yes, spring seems far off. And yes, Major Jackson sounds like an important figure in the Battle of Antietam. Neither is the case, however, and both will converge Wednesday for the start of that season’s months-long series of...