Books

“Land Rush” Gary Reiswig Archway, $11.99 Gary Reiswig’s slim volume of four stories and two essays — one a memoir and the other family history — evokes the feel of growing up on a farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle...
It’s not really fair, is it, to single out one writer as the highlight of a reading among putative equals, based solely on the whim of one faceless person at a keyboard. So anyway, Andre Dubus III will headline a reading from “Pushcart...

“A Momentary Glory: Last Poems” Harvey Shapiro Wesleyan University Press, $24.95 Many years ago, Allen Planz said at one of his poetry readings at Canio’s Books that short poems were the most difficult to write. Too many poets...
Thinking Differently David Flink, a founder of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program, is not only an expert in learning disabilities, he has had his own struggles with them, specifically dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....
Here’s a cat story that won’t make you groan. First of all, Rupert, in Jules Feiffer’s latest book for children, “Rupert Can Dance” (Michael di Capua, $17.95), isn’t what you’d call cute, more like an orange...

“Echoes of Heartsounds” Martha Weinman Lear Open Road, $9.99

“Only You” Eileen Obser Oak Tree Press, $14.95 Eileen Obser, freelance writer, editor, and teacher, has written a book about sex. Now that I’ve gotten your attention, “Only You” is a memoir about her experience...
All in the family, sort of, the Springs and Pushcart Press families: Linda Coleman, whose memoir, “Radical Descent,” is newly published by Pushcart, and Bill Henderson, the press’s founder, both of whom live in the hamlet, will...

“Radical Descent” Linda Coleman Pushcart, $18
New Prize for Comic Fiction Writers, you have until the end of the month to get your submissions in for the new Robert Reeves $1,000 Prize in Comic Fiction, courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton and judged by the college’s Daniel Menaker, a...

“A Certain Summer” Patricia Beard Gallery Books, $16 When a few days of Indian summer appear on the East End this autumn, pick up Patricia Beard’s debut novel, “A Certain Summer,” pack a picnic, and enjoy an...
Secrets of Disney Animation John Canemaker, who won a 2005 Oscar for his animated short “The Moon and the Son,” an imagined conversation with his father, will venture into “the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic,”...

“Daring: My Passages” Gail Sheehy William Morrow, $29.99