Books

Bookish Dinners     Where renovations and expansions continue apace, as at Sag Harbor’s venerable John Jermain Memorial Library, can a fund drive be far behind?

“Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots” Jessica Soffer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24    Very little in this book is what I expected it to be.
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“Long Island Oddities” John Leita and Laura Leita History Press, $17.99
A Wainwright Homecoming     Laura Wainwright of the East Hampton Wainwrights will pay a visit to the East Hampton Library on Saturday, “Home Bird,” her book from a year ago, in hand. Subtitled “Four Seasons on...
   Cornelia Foss has a new self-published book, “Cornelia Foss: Ten Years of Paintings and Drawings, 2003-2013,” that has more illustrations and heft than many volumes coming out of traditional presses. The art book industry...

“Without a Claim” Grace Schulman Mariner Books, $14.95
“Loopers” John Dunn Crown, $25     Sometimes it takes an outsider to really appreciate a place. Remember Maycroft? That immense hulk of a mansion that for years loomed over North Haven in glorious Miss Havisham...

“The Illusion of Separateness” Simon Van Booy Harper, $23.99    As the title of Simon Van Booy’s gentle and lovely new novel, “The Illusion of Separateness,” might suggest, people are connected and...