Books

Social observation, city atmosphere, and a highly sexual, white-collar hero: Colin Harrison is back with another New York noir.
One essential aspect of the women’s suffrage movement — the role men played in helping sway history — has been largely overlooked. Not anymore.
Virginia Walker's empathy-themed poetry contest? We have the winners . . .
Paul Moschetta's psychological thriller offers an insider’s knowledge of the abuse that exists in mental institutions.

By Bernard Goldhirsch
Susan Verde and Billy Baldwin look on the brighter side in two new picture books.
Sarah Maslin Nir's "Horse Crazy," and a Civil War-era "Because of the Horses"
Art-inspired writing at the Parrish, Grace Schulman on John Ashbery at Canio's
The visionary of the ages, captured by the man who made Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs relatable.

Justin Spring weaves the lives of his six literary and cultural subjects into a larger, lively narrative of how America was dragged from its culinary provincialism.

A picture of a kooky, crafty, ambitious, hilarious, insecure, sometimes spiteful, always entertaining Nora Ephron as she pursues her brilliant career as a novelist, essayist, script writer, and director.

“Truth reveals itself . . . it’s really that simple.” Such is at the core of Alice McDermott’s extraordinary new novel, “The Ninth Hour,” about several nuns serving an early-20th-century Brooklyn neighborhood.

By Bruce Buschel, a writer, producer, director, and restaurateur who lives in Bridgehampton.