Two new children's books by local authors

Local Book Notes

Local Book Notes

Walter Isaacson The Aspen Institute
Leonardo da Vinci’s technical wizardry often led to failures, as in his use of a combination of tempera and oil paints to realize his “Last Supper” mural, which caused the masterpiece to flake and disintegrate.Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images

By Kurt Wenzel
Justin Spring Jason Puris
Richard Olney taking breakfast in his studio at Clamart, a Paris suburb, in 1961. Byron Olney
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein in their garden at Bilignin, France, in 1937. Bobsy Goodspeed, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
By Richard Horwich
Erin Carlson A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
Nora Ephron on the set of “Lucky Numbers” in 2000.Paramount Pictures
Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in a famous scene from Rob Reiner’s 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally,” screenplay by Nora Ephron.
By Laura Wells
Alice McDermott Jamie Schoenberger
By Bruce Buschel
Grantland Rice's code of honor was reflected in his writing.
Lee Congdon
If sportswriting can be literature, thanks are due to Grantland Rice.
Grantland Rice built this house on four acres on West End Road in East Hampton Village in the late 1920s. He and family members used it for almost 40 years, and it still stands. Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection, East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection

T.E. McMorrow has breathed new life into a children’s Christmas classic.