By Kurt Wenzel
Louis Begley
Local Book Notes

A bare-knuckled story of urban America
Richard Price Lorraine Adams

By James I. Lader
Patricia Luce Chapman
Patty in her German School uniform in Shanghai in the 1930s
By Evan Harris
Paul Lisicky Star Black
Bill Henderson is a staunch holdout against the encroachment of technology
From left, Colum McCann, Zadie Smith, Sharon Olds, Bill Henderson, Jonathan Galassi, Ben Marcus, and Philip Schultz celebrated Pushcart’s 40th anniversary at the Village Community School in Manhattan in November.

Local Book Notes

By Hazel Kahan
Diana R. Gordon
Three new picture books by local authors

The Southampton Review emphasizes the humor in the work of the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir “Angela’s Ashes”
Frank McCourt died in 2009 at the age of 78.