Books

And Now, Authors After Hours     Here’s a summer reading series of some note. Authors After Hours starts Saturday at the Amagansett Library at 6 p.m., when Paul Tough, who has been an editor at The New York Times Magazine and...
   During a recent visit with Grace Schulman, a poet, translator, and professor, she remarked that the phone lines at her house were full of static.     But she hadn’t called for a repair, she said — her Springs...

“My Daughter, Myself” Linda Wolfe Greenpoint Press, $20    On a Mother’s Day visit to Texas to see her only daughter, Jessica, mother of two small children, a mother’s worst nightmare begins. Suffering from...
A Summer of Friday Authors     There are readings, and then there are readings at which you can wipe your mouth of a toothsome hors d’oeuvre, rise from your folding chair, and direct a question of your choosing at the author in...

“Dreadful” David Margolick Other Press, $28.95
New From Rosenblatt (et al.)     Oh sure, it’s a group reading, but there must be privileging. At least when Roger Rosenblatt clears his resonant throat to offer up some new prose — in this case, from “The Boy...
   The reporter turned essayist turned novelist Tom Wolfe, seen through his own writings, will be the subject of a staged reading at Guild Hall tomorrow night at 8. Curated by Judith Auberjonois — “ I hate to use that word,...
    Norman (Fish) Finelli is an old-fashioned kid. He’s been feeding coins into his piggy bank, actually a ceramic lobster bank, to save up — not for a Jet Ski, but for a Seagull, “one of the finest motorboat engines...
    East End and New York poets will turn out in force Saturday for one of their own, Harvey Shapiro, who will be remembered through recollections and readings of his work starting at 6 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.   ...

“Origins of the Past” Edited by Tom Twomey East End Press, $40
Real Estate Horrors — Aloud     Don’t dare show your face in public? Have others show theirs. Anonymous x Two, the ladies who dished the dirt so hard on the real estate biz here they had to remain in hiding, are having a...
“Caught” Jeff Nichols CreateSpace, $9.99
David Margolick on “Dreadful”     Here’s a title to prick up your ears: “Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns.” Burns, a conflicted man of no small measure of inner turmoil and...