The first thing to know about Amanda M. Fairbanks and her new book, "The Lost Boys of Montauk," a true tale of a 1984 commercial fishing disaster, is that it comes out on Tuesday from Gallery Books.
The second thing is that the author, who lives in Sag Harbor, is a former reporter for this paper, but has also written for The New York Times and The Atlantic, among other publications.
The third is that the book will be excerpted in The Star's East magazine, coming out next week.
The fourth is that Ms. Fairbanks will be discussing the particulars of the story of the Wind Blown, those affected by the tragedy, and the nature of a changing Montauk with Biddle Duke, East's founding editor, and David E. Rattray, The Star's editor in chief, on Tuesday at 5 p.m. online through BookHampton.
And the fifth thing is that there will be other chances to catch Ms. Fairbanks on this virtual book tour -- at Huntington's Book Revue on Wednesday night at 7, for instance, when she'll speak with J. Courtney Sullivan, a novelist, and again on June 11 at 7 p.m. in an East Hampton Library program in which the interviewer will be Henry Osmers, the Montauk Lighthouse historian.