Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child By Bob Spitz (Knopf, $28.95)
Biography traces the chef’s life and lasting influence.
The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith
By Joanna Brooks (Free Press, $14)
Lyrical, resonant memoir about growing up Mormon in Southern California.
Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep
By David K. Randall Norton, 290 pp., $25.95
Witty and comforting journey through the history as well as recent developments
in sleep habits.