Books

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
Poets Laureate, Ho!     National Poetry Month: Get it while you can, versification fans. At Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, to name one outlet, a couple of county poets laureate, Ed Stever of Suffolk and Linda Opyr of Nassau, will...

“The Juice” Jay McInerney Vintage, $15.95
   Back in June 2000, Eva Moore of Montauk was reading a story in The East Hampton Star about a family of ducks rescued from a storm drain near Kirk Park by members of the Montauk Fire Department and a visiting tourist. Immediately, the...