“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 finalists for a National Book...

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