Books

“Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses” Edited by Bill Henderson Pushcart Press, $19.95

“The Emotional Lives of Animals & Children” William Crain Turning Stone, $15.95
The Quotation Game Spurred by a not very Long Island-like deep cold and unusual masses of snow — in short, a long winter indoors — your friendly neighborhood bookseller has started a diverting game, a “literary treasure hunt...

“Hope: Entertainer of the Century” Richard Zoglin Simon and Schuster, $30
Deadline for Scribes Hot, crowded July may seem far off, what with a winter for the ages upon us, but March 1 is not. That’s the scholarship deadline for this year’s Southampton Writers Conference, sponsored by the M.F.A. program in...

“The Book of Love” Roger Rosenblatt Ecco Press, $22.99 Attention, lovers, hop out of bed!           Valentine’s Day is upon you. Time to dig up a gift for your beloved, who will surely not be your beloved if...
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...