Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

Checking In, Going Out, Reading All Night | What We’re Reading

Saga

The Library Journal/School Library Journal gang is getting a little meta, reading books and articles about films and exhibitions they’ve seen, keeping their kids in red jammies, and enjoying—finally!—adult fiction.