Books

“The Mother Court” James D. Zirin American Bar Association, $29.95 What do bishops, celebrities, politicians, generals, professional athletes, Holocaust victims, drug addicts, and just plain folks have in common? All of them have...
In her latest collection of poems, “Hurt, the Shadow,” Carole Stone gives voice to a historical figure almost never heard from, Josephine Hopper, the wife of the painter Edward Hopper. Ms. Hopper studied at the New York School of Art and...
So you go about your life but there’s a thread unraveling Each year the reading of the devastating list each name hanging in the New York air, the lips of their children, their parents, their wives, dropping them into place One...

“Kill My Mother” Jules Feiffer Liveright Publishing, $27.95
“Where Nobody Knows Your Name” John Feinstein Doubleday, $26.95

“Shirley: A Novel” Susan Scarf Merrell Blue Rider Press, $25.95

We are silverfish under moonlight, the glow of fireflies at dusk, the warm embers of a woodstove. We are calloused hands and hand-me-downs, old dungarees and time-tested recipes. We carry trays, dig holes, water plants, massage bodies,...

“Sally Ride” Lynn Sherr Simon & Schuster, $28
Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, former architecture critic for The New Yorker, and an East Hamptoner for many years, will lead a panel discussion of the work of the partners of Robert A.M. Stern Architects on Saturday...

“Deadly Secrets” Robert Boris Riskin Black Opal Books, $12.49
The East Hampton Library’s Authors Night turns 10 on Saturday. The event has evolved quite a bit since its debut in 2005, growing to have more than 100 authors in attendance and becoming, as Dennis Fabiszak, the director of the library, put it...
Bergen, Clinton, BookHampton When Candice Bergen’s memoir “Knock Wood” came out in 1984, being chased by a young Jack Nicholson in “Carnal Knowledge” may still have been relatively fresh in the actress’s mind,...

Richard Ravitch, Johnny Carson, and Roger Ailes found importance by being useful. The authors of new books about them will be honored at Authors Night, the annual fund-raiser for the East Hampton Library, on Aug. 9.