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POTUS Agonistes

“The President’s Daughter” weaves a narrative of a terrorist’s kidnapping of a former president’s teenage daughter with several important themes: loyalty, family, kindness, duty, and faith.

Sep 16, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘Our Weeping Willow’

Snapshot of an Iowa childhood.

Sep 16, 2021
Not Quite ‘Jaws’

Check out the Heyers’ new History Press volume for its illustrations and pithy folklore, just don’t expect much gore.

Sep 9, 2021
In the Name of Revenge

Millie Mosbach got out in time, in Ellen Feldman’s new World War II-era novel, so why would she return to the crime-ridden nightmare that was postwar Berlin?

Sep 2, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘Blue Bath Towel’

A man and his dog . . .

Sep 2, 2021
Resurgent Desire

The highly regarded novelist Hilma Wolitzer is out with a short-story collection that frankly and winningly addresses themes of sexuality and domesticity.

Aug 26, 2021
South Fork Poetry: ‘Muted Brass’

A new poem by a Springs man of letters addresses recent politics.

Aug 26, 2021
What White House Friends Are For

Surprisingly little ink has been spent on the personal friends presidents may rely on for savvy, unselfish counsel that can impact policy, the nation, and the world. Gary Ginsberg rectifies that with “First Friends.”

Aug 19, 2021
What Makes a Family

Simon Van Booy has drawn from the stories of one rural Kentucky family for his new book, and he repays them with an affecting, generous novel.

Aug 12, 2021
Lupica Among Those on Site at Authors Night

The East Hampton Library's Authors Night returns this weekend, celebrating more than 30 authors with in-person and online talks.

Aug 12, 2021
Tutoring the Elite

Blythe Grossberg chronicles her life as a tutor to the offspring of the ultra-rich who summer here, but the Harvard grad with a doctorate in psychology is no ordinary tutor. You’re left wondering why she put up with the parents.

Aug 5, 2021
Eye for the Zeitgeist

In Laurie Gelman’s latest, Jen Dixon, spin-class leader and matchmaker, parent and power emailer, is back to face down her domestic and school fund-raising challenges with a sly wit.

Jul 29, 2021