Books

“All That Is” James Salter Knopf, $26.95
Out of Alaska     There’s more to Alaskan poetry than John Haines. Serge Lecomte, for one, who will read his work, including from his 2010 father-to-daughter collection, “Lauren at Two,” tomorrow starting at 6:30 p....
Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation

“Bolero” Joanie McDonell Thomas & Mercer, $14.95    I’ve noticed that when reading mysteries I can usually tell from the opening chapter if I’m in for an enjoyable ride. With “Bolero,” Joanie...
    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,...