Final Four: Autumn Memoir Picks

This is the last of 2017’s quarterly roundups (after “Four To Explore,” LJ 6/15/17) to highlight starred reviews in the online-only Memoir column and other reviews of note.

Drink Up | Wyatt’s World

As the fall cookbook season gets underway—look for the annual Cookbook Countdown starting November 3—don’t forget the many titles focused on beverages, from bourbon to tea. These picks combine bar food and drinks, flash fiction and cocktails, and even famous distillery cats. Here are six covering swills of all sorts.

Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

Family relationships and Russia’s traumatic history are the subjects of this month’s memoir column.