Relationships between post types

Is there a way to provide a relationship between tables, so I can draw values from one table into another?

For example, I have two tables for books and authors. A book can have one author and any given author can have written multiple books. When I create a book post, I want to be able to use a custom field to select the author, from the list of authors. Ideally this would be a drop down menu at the bottom of the book page editor. Authors can't be a taxonomy because they each will have their own page with biographies, possible lists of books they have written, etc.

I know this is possible in Pods. Can I do it here.