Out of Alaska
    There’s more to Alaskan poetry than John Haines. Serge Lecomte, for one, who will read his work, including from his 2010 father-to-daughter collection, “Lauren at Two,”...

Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation

Joanie McDonell
Thomas & Mercer, $14.95

   I’ve noticed that when reading mysteries I can usually tell from the opening chapter if I’m in for an...

    The life and achievements of David G. Rattray, a poet and translator who was born and grew up in East Hampton, will be celebrated in Manhattan next week with a day and evening of readings, film, and visual art on the 20th...

Two Awards, Two Very Different Writers

“In the Land
of the Living”

Austin Ratner
Reagan Arthur Books, $25.99

    Ever feel that modernity has gotten so strange you must be living on another planet? In “The Twinning Project” (Clarion Books, $16.99), Robert Lipsyte of Shelter Island posits a second Earth created by alien...

Caro Does It Again — and Again
    Robert A. Caro won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography last Thursday for “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in his...

“The Richest Woman
in America”

Janet Wallach
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $27.95