“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 It’s a mini industry, from posthumous collections of his unpublished short fiction (“Look at the Birdie,” “While Mortals Sleep”) to the...

“Ponies & Rainbows” Sean Egan BearManor Media, $32.95
Furst Reads in Sag     Ah, September in Paris — the bridges over the glittering Seine, the cafes, and, in Alan Furst’s latest novel of espionage, intrigue, and lust, the impending advance of Nazi tanks across the...
   So how’s the East End market for literary readings? Strong? Steady? Saturated? Is the top-flight quality outpacing demand, or driven by it, and not just by the bursting supply of name authors here?

  “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat” Thomas McNamee Free Press, $27
    At a recent morning assembly at an elementary school not far west of the Shinnecock Canal, the guest reader, Jay Schneiderman, was introduced as a renaissance man, if not exactly in the following words: former East Hampton Town...

“The Southampton Cottages of Gin Lane” Sally Spanburgh History Press, $21.99

“A Mind of Winter” Shira Nayman Akashic Books, $15.95