… New bio celebrates Sam Phillips, rock-and-roll pioneer, discoverer of Elvis.
… Roger Angell's 'This Old Man': Optimistic, with high points, and low.
… 'Paris at War' documents survival, uncertainty in Nazi-occupied City of Lights.
… Mary Gaitskill's 'The Mare': Nonverbal speech, person to person, person to animal.
… Kate Morton's 'Lake House': Skillful, suspenseful, surprising.