Books

Claire Reed Toughs It Out     Claire Reed left behind a privileged life of country clubs and golf outings to wade hip deep into the feminist fights, civil rights struggles, and disarmament movement of the latter part of the last...
“Bad Boy” Eric Fischl Crown, $26    One of the lasting impressions I have of Eric Fischl was a night at the Parrish Art Museum, where he was in discussion with an adjunct curator about Fairfield Porter’s influences....
Mac Griswold on “The Manor”
Kids’ Reviewers Impaneled     Reviewing children’s books: all delicacy and tact, or a merciless weeding out? At the Amagansett Library on Saturday, a panel of reviewers will discuss what makes a good children’s book...

“Indiscretion” Charles Dubow William Morrow, $25.99    There are no perfect lives. Even people who seem to have it all, whose births appear to have set them on a course that ensures success and happiness, even those...

“Lily Steps Out” Rita Plush Penumbra, $10.99    Rita Plush is a first-time novelist making a bold go of it. In “Lily Steps Out,” Ms. Plush has chosen a story clearly close to home and close to her heart, and she...
Children’s Books Powwow     Children’s books: So many think they can write them; so few actually do so with skill. Now, for Children’s Book Week, the Amagansett Library has rounded up some top practitioners for...
Dogs for Steinbeck     You say John Steinbeck Weekend is news to you? Never mind that and simply give in to the charm of the “Travels With Charley” dog walk on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor...

“The Interestings” Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, $27.95