Books

“Indiscretion” Charles Dubow William Morrow, $25.99    There are no perfect lives. Even people who seem to have it all, whose births appear to have set them on a course that ensures success and happiness, even those...

“Lily Steps Out” Rita Plush Penumbra, $10.99    Rita Plush is a first-time novelist making a bold go of it. In “Lily Steps Out,” Ms. Plush has chosen a story clearly close to home and close to her heart, and she...
Children’s Books Powwow     Children’s books: So many think they can write them; so few actually do so with skill. Now, for Children’s Book Week, the Amagansett Library has rounded up some top practitioners for...
Dogs for Steinbeck     You say John Steinbeck Weekend is news to you? Never mind that and simply give in to the charm of the “Travels With Charley” dog walk on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor...

“The Interestings” Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, $27.95
   There’s no rock ’n’ roll and just a few mentions of drugs in Nanci E. LaGarenne’s new novel, “Cheap Fish,” but it’s all about Montauk and has sex, salty language, intrigue, and a murder mystery...

“The Underground Railroad on Long Island” Kathleen G. Velsor History Press, $19.99
Storytelling Techniques     Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

“Westerly” Will Schutt Yale University Press, $18