Books

“The Passage of Power” Robert A. Caro Knopf, $35

   The eighth annual Authors Night, a cocktail party and book signing to benefit the East Hampton Library, will take place on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The authors reception will be followed by 25 dinner parties held at private houses...
   The Feminist Press, which is based at the City University of New York, is staging two cocktail parties on the South Fork this summer to introduce some of its recently published writers and to raise money.

“Vanished in the Dunes” Allan Retzky Oceanview Publishing, $25.95

August, I walk this shore in search of wholeness among snapped razor clams and footless quahogs. How easily my palm cradles a moon shell coughed up on shore. I stroke the fragments as, last night, I stroked your arm smelling of salt,...
“All My Georgias”     Living history will walk through the East Hampton Library’s heavy wooden door on Saturday when Redjeb Jordania of Springs arrives to read from his new memoir, “All My Georgias.”...
“Buried on Avenue B” Peter de Jonge Harper, $25.99

“Masscult and Midcult” Dwight Macdonald New York Review Books, $16.95
   Has a writer ever been more productive in death than Kurt Vonnegut? It’s a mini industry, from posthumous collections of his unpublished short fiction (“Look at the Birdie,” “While Mortals Sleep”) to the...