Books

“Someone” Alice McDermott Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25     The first time I became enthralled with Alice McDermott’s fiction was when I read her second novel, “That Night,” a beautiful and haunting...

“Alterations” Rita Plush Penumbra, $9.99     Rita Plush, the author of a group of stories published under the title “Alterations,” tells us in her introduction that these are stories that have lived in her...
Bookish Dinners     Where renovations and expansions continue apace, as at Sag Harbor’s venerable John Jermain Memorial Library, can a fund drive be far behind?

“Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots” Jessica Soffer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24    Very little in this book is what I expected it to be.
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“Long Island Oddities” John Leita and Laura Leita History Press, $17.99
A Wainwright Homecoming     Laura Wainwright of the East Hampton Wainwrights will pay a visit to the East Hampton Library on Saturday, “Home Bird,” her book from a year ago, in hand. Subtitled “Four Seasons on...
   Cornelia Foss has a new self-published book, “Cornelia Foss: Ten Years of Paintings and Drawings, 2003-2013,” that has more illustrations and heft than many volumes coming out of traditional presses. The art book industry...

“Without a Claim” Grace Schulman Mariner Books, $14.95
“Loopers” John Dunn Crown, $25     Sometimes it takes an outsider to really appreciate a place. Remember Maycroft? That immense hulk of a mansion that for years loomed over North Haven in glorious Miss Havisham...

“The Illusion of Separateness” Simon Van Booy Harper, $23.99    As the title of Simon Van Booy’s gentle and lovely new novel, “The Illusion of Separateness,” might suggest, people are connected and...

“The Letters of William Gaddis” Edited by Steven Moore  Dalkey Archive, $34.50    Among postwar American novelists, no one was more elusive, and thus engendered more curiosity, than William Gaddis (save Thomas Pynchon...
    Indie, activist, hip, smart, relevant? Then you will want to know that the Feminist Press, a nonprofit literary publishing house that takes pride in being all that and more, is holding its annual Hamptons fund-raiser on Sunday,...