Books and Music For Soulful Pleasure
BLUE LATITUDES: BOLDLY GOING WHERE CAPTAIN COOK HAS GONE BEFORE
By Tony Horowiz (Henry Holt and Company, $26)


Pulitzer Prize-winner Horwitz delivered the goods in his bestselling Confederates in the Attic, a deep and often hilarious tour through the battlefields of the Civil War and the political and cultural landscape of the U.S. South. In Blue Latitudes, he takes on the adventures of arguably the greatest explorer in British history with the same style and substance.

OUR READ: A NOT-TO-MISS JOURNEY
100 YEARS OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON
By Willie G. Davidson (Bulfinch Press, $65)


Written by the grandson of one of the four founders of the legendary American motorcycle company, this book tells the inside story of the family business, accompanied by 500 rare illustrations culled from family scrapbooks and the Harley-Davidson archives.

OUR READ: A MUST-HAVE FOR HOGS AND HARLEY WANNABES
TOWARD COMMITMENT: A DIALOGUE ABOUT MARRIAGE
By Diane and John B. Rehm (Knopf, $24)


From the nationally acclaimed public-radio host and her husband of 42 years comes this inspiring book about the joys and tribulations of marriage.

OUR READ: A WISE AND BUOYANT READ


ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD
By The Scott Family (Regan Books, $30)


The Scotto family’s New York City restaurant, Fresco by Scotto, has been called the “NBC Commissary,” drawing raves from the likes of Al Roker and Regis Philbin for nearly a decade. Beyond the basics, but not beyond the home chef’s skill level, this cookbook makes it deliciously easy to master dishes such as Italian wedding soup and pasta with Sunday sauce.

OUR READ: SOON TO BE DOG-EARED AND SAUCE SPLATTERED