“The Heart Of
Everything That Is”

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Simon and Schuster, $30

    Styron fans, prepare for an insider’s view: Alexandra Styron will be the first to the lectern for the spring’s Writers Speak series at Stony Brook Southampton on Wednesday with “Reading My Father,” her...

    There is a poem in Philip Schultz’s book “Failure,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008, called “The Reasonable Houses of Osborne Lane.” Shifting from “cottages slowly blooming...

Chaskey on “Seedtime”

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,...

“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...

“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’...