“An Available Man”
“The View From
Carl Safina will read from “The View From Lazy Point” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the Writers Speak series, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in writing and literature at...
“The Tender Hour
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $35
Actors — talented actors, that is — are usually amusing raconteurs and often good writers. They have a love of language, the sensuous savoring of the perfect phrase, and they develop...
Right around the corner from our boys’ grade school,
they’d go there — first with us and then, older enough,
with their friends — for after-school treats,...
Here’s how it went: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was at a posh Bastille Day brunch at an oceanfront East Hampton home. A young woman, newly arrived on the East End, trying to make...
Poets Pack a Gallery
It’s billed as a Valentine’s Day reading of poems — but loosely. The day, Saturday, is after the fact, and the...
“And So It Goes”
Charles J. Shields
Henry Holt, $30
Novels & Stories,
Look Ahead, Writers
February on eastern Long Island. It can seem like the calendar’s equivalent of 3 a.m., when nothing good happens, not even...