Books

“Gil Hodges”
Tom Clavin and Danny Peary
New American Library, $26.95

“Home Bird”
Laura Wainwright
Vineyard Stories, $19.95

“Ice Cap”
Chris Knopf
Minotaur Books, $25.99

   Poets House, a national archive in Manhattan of 50,000 volumes of poetry, will host a celebration next Thursday evening of the life of Siv Cedering, a Swedish-born poet who spent much of her adult life on the East End.

   Caroline Rob Zaleski will speak at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 6 p.m. about her book “Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980.” Released by W.W. Norton on Monday, the book has been described as the “first...

“Yossarian Slept Here”
Erica Heller
Simon and Schuster, $25

“Just One Catch”
Tracy Daugherty
St. Martin’s Press, $35

The current state of the United States maddens Ted Rall, and in his most recent book, which touches on such problems as income inequality, political hypocrisy, crony capitalism, he seeks to enrage his readers. And he does, but not perhaps in the way he intends.

“The Book of Obama”
Ted Rall
Seven Stories, $14.95

    If you are an adult and you write, or even if you don’t, Stony Brook South­ampton’s Florence Writers Workshop is a trip worth considering.