Books

It is a good thing to keep compilations of Truman Capote’s work up to date, in print, on the bookstore shelves, and in library catalogs.

“The Nicolls of Sachem’s Neck” Patricia and Edward Shillingburg Cedar Grove Press, $25     Have you ever wondered what the rest of the letter said, when you come across a mystifying tidbit reprinted in a book...

“Almost Rain” Simon Perchik River Otter Press, $12.99

For Ye of Some Faith     “Recipes for a Sacred Life” may sound like one of those self-help books that will boost your wellness best if bypassed, but in fact it’s a collection of true stories drawn from the author...

“Nature Wars” Jim Sterba Broadway Books, $14.95     Last September, deer became a deeply personal issue for me, and I crossed over to the other side, where I’d never been before.
“Cries of the Lost” Chris Knopf Permanent Press, $28      A smartphone is a useful tool, although, say, reading a novel on one might leave something to be desired. How about reading a novel about one?
    When James Whitfield Thomson hemmed and hawed in describing just what his new novel, “Lies You Wanted to Hear,” was about, his daughter challenged him to think in terms of what would go on a movie poster. His answer:...

“From Scratch” Allen Salkin G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $27.95     In the age of slow food, cooking reality shows, gourmet magazines, epicurean specialty shops, food blogs, celebrity chefs, and enough blockbuster...

“In Pinelight” Thomas Rayfiel TriQuarterly, $18.95     “In Pinelight,” the sixth novel by Thomas Rayfiel, is narrated by an old, crotchety man living in a home for seniors. The novel is essentially a...