Books

“In Pinelight” Thomas Rayfiel TriQuarterly, $18.95     “In Pinelight,” the sixth novel by Thomas Rayfiel, is narrated by an old, crotchety man living in a home for seniors. The novel is essentially a...

    What follows is an excerpt from the poet Philip Schultz’s new “novel in verse,” more than 10 years in the making and due out from W.W. Norton in February. In it, a young man hides from the Vietnam draft by...

“Death of the Black-Haired Girl” By Robert Stone     Even B+ Robert Stone is better than almost everybody else. The setup is conventional: an affair between a student and professor at a university bearing more than a...

“The Most of Nora Ephron” Alfred A. Knopf, $35

“& Sons” David Gilbert Random House, $27
Bulova Unbound     “In 2013, a decrepit, abandoned former watchcase factory in a small, seaside town is undergoing an extreme renovation, to be re-imagined as a luxury apartment building.”
      While many Americans had some memory of or reaction to the recent 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Christina Haag had a more personal investment than most in the tributes and recreations of the...

"Reports" Kathryn Levy New Rivers Press, $14.95
 Capote Christmas        Truman Capote, whose fans are as diverse as they are legion, from macho Norman Mailer to your local florist, was never more sentimental than in “A Christmas Memory,” that...