Books

A refreshingly neutral assessment of the divided American scene from two scholars of history and professors at Princeton University.
Stony Brook Southampton faculty consider the “art and craft of the redraft” Wednesday in the return of the M.F.A. program’s Writers Speak series for the spring.

As a young man, the novelist Frederic Tuten thought of himself as “the hero of independence, the lonely loner for art,” a rebel and failure like Ahab, Raskolnikov, Don Quixote, and Milton’s Satan.

A beheading, corporate shenanigans, and a dicey affair in “You’re Dead,” the newest stand-alone mystery from Chris Knopf.
Bob Zellner’s civil rights memoir reissued in paperback, plus an African-American Read-In in Sag Harbor.

An esteemed novelist takes the measure of Pushcart’s eclectic “Best of the Small Presses” anthology for 2019.
Books and signings and drinks, oh my! (And don't forget the choice meal.) The Baker House 1650 hits back against the winter doldrums.

A most important publication and a landmark in thorough documentation and scholarship interpreting the life and times of Elias Pelletreau, one of Long Island’s greatest 18th-century artisans.

This story of a son of an African king kidnapped and sold into slavery, and who later bought his own freedom, is an important contribution to our understanding of slavery in the North, and a real eye-opener.
The good folks of East Hampton still held their share of medieval beliefs in the second half of the 17th century.

By way of one Palo Alto family, Helen Schulman investigates the complexities that technology has introduced into the late-20th-century world, removing the tangible, altering the predictable.
A.J. Jacobs wanted a mental makeover to alleviate his perpetual annoyance. He chose to thank every person he could think of even remotely connected to producing his morning cup of joe.
Speaking with Paul Harding, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for his debut novel, “Tinkers,” is like reading one of his books. He presents a lot of detail and many opinions about time, art, and the slippery nature of success.