Books

Justin Spring weaves the lives of his six literary and cultural subjects into a larger, lively narrative of how America was dragged from its culinary provincialism.

A picture of a kooky, crafty, ambitious, hilarious, insecure, sometimes spiteful, always entertaining Nora Ephron as she pursues her brilliant career as a novelist, essayist, script writer, and director.

“Truth reveals itself . . . it’s really that simple.” Such is at the core of Alice McDermott’s extraordinary new novel, “The Ninth Hour,” about several nuns serving an early-20th-century Brooklyn neighborhood.

By Bruce Buschel, a writer, producer, director, and restaurateur who lives in Bridgehampton.
With the syndication of his "Sportlight" column, Grantland Rice became the most famous and highest-paid sportswriter in the country.
With its timely twist and the current sociopolitical climate, "The Nutcracker in Harlem" begs to be on the shelves now rather than later.
Barney Rosset reconsidered, and Martin London's life as a pugnacious lawyer.
Writers Speak starts Wednesday, with the college's new hires, Amy Hempel and Cornelius Eady, reading from their work.
In “Liner Notes,” Loudon Wainwright III weaves tales of a meandering career marked by deep ambivalence with candid admissions of personal shortcomings that closely tracked those of his father, the celebrated Life magazine writer.
Poetry Pairs is back at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Sunday with readings by Stephen Dunn and Jill Bialosky.

On the life and excellent enthusiasms of a 19th-century Parisian photographer, writer, illustrator, and balloonist.

Lucas Hunt, in his new book of poems, “Iowa,” engages his subject matter through use of precise evocative imagery.

Jill Bialosky uses 51 poems in her affecting memoir to demonstrate how reading and remembering poetry can provide a kind of salvation.

Dodge City may have been a small cow town, but it had 16 saloons, 47 prostitutes, and gunfights nearly every night.
The fund-raiser called “the premier literary event of the Hamptons” is bound to be a good time.
A Lustgarten fund-raiser doubles as a tribute to poets lost to pancreatic cancer.

If there’s a new book on politics that should be read at the Trump White House — but probably won’t be — it’s this one.
A Comic Book Extravaganza on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton courtesy of Nancy Silberkleit of Archie Comics.

Here is the history of the rarest, most valuable postage stamp ever. Welcome to “Stamp World.”