Books

The children’s book team of Jim and Kate McMullan of Sag Harbor has branched out with a pilot for an Amazon Original Series that can be seen for free at the website of the retailer turned budding network. Episode one of “The Stinky...

“Remember those great Volkswagen ads?” Alfredo Marcantonio, David Abbott, John O’Driscoll Merrell, $65 Over 100 million people watched the Super Bowl. A recent survey found that 78 percent of viewers are more interested in...
Fifteen short stories by Al Burrelli, a frequent contributor to The Star who died in 2014, have been collected in “Nuggets: Short Story Treasures.” The volume was self-published by his wife, Louise Burrelli, who wrote a foreword to the...
“Polishing the Mirror” Ram Dass and Rameshwar Das Sounds True, $16.95
BookHampton Fights Back BookHampton, the independent bookstore with shops on Main Street in East Hampton and Hampton Road in Southampton, is fighting the encroachment of online retailers like Amazon and a slow winter with a new service —...
“Football” Edited by John Schulian Library of America, $30

“The Unwitting” Ellen Feldman Spiegel & Grau, $26 When the writer and naturalist Peter Matthiessen died last April, one of the most surprising aspects of his obituaries for many was the reminder of his involvement with the C.I.A...

“Fully Alive” Timothy Shriver Sarah Crichton Books, $27 Books are a central part of my holiday ritual — perusing the year-end “best of” lists, choosing just the right volume to give to each special person in my...

“Billy Joel” Fred Schruers Crown Archetype, $29