Books

“Death of the Black-Haired Girl” By Robert Stone     Even B+ Robert Stone is better than almost everybody else. The setup is conventional: an affair between a student and professor at a university bearing more than a...

“The Most of Nora Ephron” Alfred A. Knopf, $35

“& Sons” David Gilbert Random House, $27
Bulova Unbound     “In 2013, a decrepit, abandoned former watchcase factory in a small, seaside town is undergoing an extreme renovation, to be re-imagined as a luxury apartment building.”
      While many Americans had some memory of or reaction to the recent 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Christina Haag had a more personal investment than most in the tributes and recreations of the...

"Reports" Kathryn Levy New Rivers Press, $14.95
 Capote Christmas        Truman Capote, whose fans are as diverse as they are legion, from macho Norman Mailer to your local florist, was never more sentimental than in “A Christmas Memory,” that...

“The Boy Detective” Roger Rosenblatt Ecco, $19.99
Return of the Lit Lunch     Chris Knopf and Christina Haag will pull up chairs and clink silverware at this year’s benefit authors lunch at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor on Dec. 8. The noon to 2:30 p.m. meal comes courtesy...