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A Spy’s Seduction

In this sophisticated espionage novel, Lea Carpenter’s young heroine seeks experience in her search for an identity. She gets more than she bargained for.

Feb 28, 2024
Chaskey Talks Cultivation and Kinship

The author of “Soil and Spirit” will be in discussion with Evan Harris, writer and Star book reviewer, on Saturday at Guild Hall.

Feb 21, 2024
Against the Grain

Ellen Feldman’s new historical novel brings vivid characters, juicy details, skillful pacing, and a solid plot, all in post-World War II New York.

Feb 21, 2024
Writers Speak: From the Horrors of Gilgo Beach

A reading by Vanessa Cuti, the author of “The Tip Line,” a thriller based on the Gilgo Beach murders, will launch the monthly Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton.

Feb 14, 2024
South Fork Poetry: ‘The Overlook in Winter’

No ships off the empty coast in February? No nothing? The birds say different.

Feb 14, 2024
Who’s Afraid of Betty Friedan?

Rachel Shteir delivers a fresh, scholarly reassessment of a legendary second-wave feminist who’s taken her lumps in recent years.

Feb 14, 2024
Dear Dying and Dead

Carole Stone’s latest collection offers understated poems of loss, widowhood, and forging on, but nowhere is there self-pity or bitterness, only optimism.

Feb 7, 2024
Looking for Ireland

In her memoir “Castles & Ruins,” Rue Matthiessen looks to recapture the mystery and magic of Ireland — and of her mother.

Jan 31, 2024
A Designer for the Rest of Us

Stan Herman’s memoir details the successful career of a designer both popular and commercial, while evoking all the color and character of the old garment district.

Jan 24, 2024
Land of the Disappeared

In “Lost Long Island,” Richard Panchyk lays out 21 examples of industries, people, places, things, and ways of life that have vanished from our fair Island.

Jan 17, 2024
Montauk’s ‘Stark Beauty’

Céline Keating’s novel tells a story of Montauk vanishing before our eyes, with all the underlying social and economic tensions and environmental woes triggered by its booming popularity.

Jan 10, 2024
The Son Also Rises

With “Quiet Street,” Nick McDonell has penned the unlikeliest of memoirs, detailing success and more success among the one percenters.

Jan 3, 2024