Superman: The High-flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero
By Larry Tye (Random House, $27)
Larry Tye gives us the backstory, front-story, inside dirt, and more.
James Joyce: A New Biography
By Gordon Bowker (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $35.00)
Bowker has given us a massive, intricate contemporary take on the Irish writer.
By Maureen N. McLane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25)
A poet weds criticism to memoir, making readers privy to her eclectic and ecstatic reading life.