“Fire Island: Past, Present,
and Future”

Robert F. Sayre
Oystercatcher Books, $24.95

     Robert F. Sayre, a retired English professor from Iowa, had...

    Whiskers, a triangle of pink, a couple of floppy ears: Nosing into your periphery in time for Easter, yet incongruously attuned to an altogether different ancient teacher, comes “Bunny Buddhism: Hopping Along the Path to...

“Andrew’s Brain”
E.L. Doctorow
Random House, $26

    Now that spring is here, Maryann Calendrille, your friendly neighborhood bookseller, is calling all scribes to consider planting seeds of writerly creativity in a six-week workshop. It starts next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canio...

“Leaving China”
James McMullan
Algonquin, $19.95

    Before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 and so entered World War II, war had been raging between China...

    Russia’s gone blooey? Call in an expert.

    Masha Gessen, a Russian-American who blogs about that country’s culture and politics for The New York Times’s website, will try to...

“The Cool School”
Edited by Glenn O’Brien
Library of America, $27.95

     It’s early in 2014, but I’m already throwing in my bid for most...

New BookHampton Book Group
    The newest of BookHampton’s locations, at 16 Hampton Road in Southampton, is now offering a lunchtime book group. Led by Mary Braverman, late of Rowdy Readers in East...

“Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws”
Ellen NicKenzie Lawson
Excelsior Editions, $19.95