Books

Forget “full-service” advertising, now the game is selling access to your day-to-day life and altering your behavior for profit.

A shrewd, knowledgeable, insider satire about Washington, D.C., and American politics — specifically gun politics — by a smart, funny former congressman.
A dark graphic tale of revenge and recrimination, pinkos and private detectives in the Hollywood blacklist days of the early 1950s.
The domestic detective appears to be having her moment, from the “girl” thrillers to the “wife” suspense novels. And now, the Hollywood-beckoning “The Banker’s Wife” by Cristina Alger of Quogue.
Jonathan Silin explores the curiously in-between years of 60 to 80 at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor on Saturday.

This is not so much a book about color as a ramble through allusions and associations triggered by color in chapters headed by the spectrum of a rainbow.

By Philip Schultz, from his latest collection, ‘Luxury’
It’s nonfiction on Thursdays at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, while the Poetry Marathon now meets on Sundays at the Mulford Farm.

David Margolick demonstrates how the worlds in which Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy engaged — civil rights and politics — overlapped in the course of lives both prematurely shortened by assassination in 1968.
It’s high time for another Fridays at Five series of author readings at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton — out of doors and with wine.

“Do Angels Need Haircuts?” features early Lou Reed poems, related notes, photographs, cover images from rare poetry zines, and a seven-inch record of previously unreleased audio of a 1971 reading at St. Mark’s Church.

By Kathy Engel, from “Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology”

A.M. Homes, one of our darkest surrealists, is out with a grimly entertaining new collection of short stories.