Books

    The life and achievements of David G. Rattray, a poet and translator who was born and grew up in East Hampton, will be celebrated in Manhattan next week with a day and evening of readings, film, and visual art on the 20th...
Two Awards, Two Very Different Writers

“In the Land of the Living” Austin Ratner Reagan Arthur Books, $25.99
    Ever feel that modernity has gotten so strange you must be living on another planet? In “The Twinning Project” (Clarion Books, $16.99), Robert Lipsyte of Shelter Island posits a second Earth created by alien scientists...
Caro Does It Again — and Again     Robert A. Caro won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography last Thursday for “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in his magisterial, multipart assessment,...

“The Richest Woman in America” Janet Wallach Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $27.95
“Saul Steinberg: A Biography” Deirdre Bair Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $40

“Monsieur Proust’s Library” Anka Muhlstein Other Press, $19.95
   Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows that there is only one real secret to its success and that’s commitment. Mort Hamburg knows it too, and he has used the theme to anchor a new photo book profiling couples,...