Books

   Should you pick up the new Southampton Review expecting familiar contributors, you’d be right and wrong. First of all, who’s going to complain about opening a journal to more poems, four of them, by Billy Collins? That...

   “The Man Who Wanted to Buy a Heart” Leonard S. Bernstein University of New Orleans Press, $18.95
Orion Award for Safina     “The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World” by Carl Safina won the 2012 Orion Book Award last week. The award recognizes “the book’s success in addressing the...

  “Long Island Noir” Edited by Kaylie Jones Akashic Books, $15.95

“A Complicated Marriage” Janice Van Horne Counterpoint, $26
“Long Island Noir”     Forget the sunshine and beaches. You don’t have to sit in traffic or schlep through a dispiriting strip mall to know of Long Island’s dark side. And now its depths are plumbed in a...

    “Grand Isle,” Sarah Van Arsdale’s absorbing and suspenseful new novel, takes place in an eponymous North Fork enclave that closely resembles Shelter Island. A rather large cast of characters, most of them...

  “Eminent Outlaws” Christopher Bram Twelve, $27.99

   “Space Chronicles” Neil deGrasse Tyson W.W. Norton, $26.95