Books

Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation

“Bolero” 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 enjoyable ride. With “Bolero,” Joanie...
    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 scientists...
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 magisterial, multipart assessment,...

“The Richest Woman in America” Janet Wallach Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $27.95
“Saul Steinberg: A Biography” Deirdre Bair Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $40