Books

    Let’s start with the upbeat. Marsha King’s Kickstarter campaign in support of her forthcoming self-published book, “A Fine Day for Fishing,” surpassed its goal. The increasingly popular fund-raising tool in...

“Still Writing” Dani Shapiro Atlantic Monthly Press, $24     The novelist who taught my writing workshop liked to tell us that people who have had happy childhoods start hedge funds or run for Congress — but...

“Memories of a Marriage” Louis Begley Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.95      I live in Springs. I have no idea how they live South of the Highway.           Rock stars,...
The Fall of the College     So what do you think went wrong at Southampton College: mere mismanagement? Perpetually insufficient funding for the redheaded stepchild of the Long Island University system? Deep-pocketed trustees failing...
Kathryn Levy, There and Here     Perusing this page on a westbound Hampton Jitney? Valued reader, much thanks. But your time in the city doesn’t mean you can’t get a dose of South Fork-style culture. Tomorrow night at 7,...
“Knock Knock” Suzanne McNear Permanent Press, $28     Feet in autobiography, heart in the novel, Suzanne McNear’s “Knock Knock” plays around with what’s what in the wide, seductive world of...

“Confessions of Joan the Tall” Joan Cusack Handler CavanKerry Press, $21
    This is not a Holocaust story. So says Marilyn Gottlieb of her new book, “Life With an Accent,” which she’ll talk about at the East Hampton Library on Saturday.
    The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons’ library in the Bridgehampton Community House, which was has been closed for renovations, will celebrate its reopening Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with a reception for the public...