Books

“The Best American Poetry 2012” Edited by Mark Doty Scribner Poetry, $16
“The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island” John A. Strong University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95    The Unkechaug Indians live today on a small reservation along the northern bank of Poospatuck Creek in Brookhaven Township...

“A Wedding in Great Neck” Yona Zeldis McDonough New American Library, $15    Is it possible to change the deeply set attitudes of a family all in one day? Can grudges and ancient jealousies be forgotten in a stormy sea of...

“Women in Long Island’s Past” Natalie A. Naylor History Press, $19.99

    Two thousand and twelve wasn’t a particularly good year for the literary novel, and I’m not sure what it says that so much of this year’s good reading centered on crime fiction. Nevertheless, there is little...

“May We Be Forgiven” A.M. Homes Viking, $27.95
   It has been well established that the Internet, for all its wonders, early on fell into the wrong hands and since then has tended to bring out the worst in people. Rage, for one thing, as Bill Henderson of Springs points out in his...
    It’s a common enough experience. In junior high a kid wakes up to find his body transformed. Or . . . something. How about into an oversized reptile?

“Paris: A Love Story” Kati Marton Simon & Schuster, $24