Books

“Ponies & Rainbows” Sean Egan BearManor Media, $32.95
Furst Reads in Sag     Ah, September in Paris — the bridges over the glittering Seine, the cafes, and, in Alan Furst’s latest novel of espionage, intrigue, and lust, the impending advance of Nazi tanks across the...

  “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat” Thomas McNamee Free Press, $27
   So how’s the East End market for literary readings? Strong? Steady? Saturated? Is the top-flight quality outpacing demand, or driven by it, and not just by the bursting supply of name authors here?
    At a recent morning assembly at an elementary school not far west of the Shinnecock Canal, the guest reader, Jay Schneiderman, was introduced as a renaissance man, if not exactly in the following words: former East Hampton Town...

“The Southampton Cottages of Gin Lane” Sally Spanburgh History Press, $21.99
Poetry Pops Up     Poets, prick up your ears: A new venue to air your verse has made itself available, open mike and all. On Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m., Phao restaurant on Main Street in Sag Harbor will inaugurate Poets’...

“A Mind of Winter” Shira Nayman Akashic Books, $15.95
   It’s almost that time again: sun hats and sunglasses, white linen donned by the yard, the inevitable chardonnay in clear plastic tumblers, and tumbling-down bons mots beneath the spreading limbs of an old Norway maple. In other...