Dogs for Steinbeck
    You say John Steinbeck Weekend is news to you? Never mind that and simply give in to the charm of the “Travels With Charley” dog walk on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at...

“The Interestings”
Meg Wolitzer
Riverhead Books, $27.95

   There’s no rock ’n’ roll and just a few mentions of drugs in Nanci E. LaGarenne’s new novel, “Cheap Fish,” but it’s all about Montauk and has sex, salty language, intrigue, and a murder...

“The Underground
Railroad on Long Island”

Kathleen G. Velsor
History Press, $19.99

Storytelling Techniques
    Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

Will Schutt
Yale University Press, $18

Poets Laureate, Ho!
    National Poetry Month: Get it while you can, versification fans. At Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, to name one outlet, a couple of county poets laureate, Ed Stever of Suffolk and...

“The Juice”
Jay McInerney
Vintage, $15.95

   Back in June 2000, Eva Moore of Montauk was reading a story in The East Hampton Star about a family of ducks rescued from a storm drain near Kirk Park by members of the Montauk Fire Department and a visiting tourist. Immediately, the...