Books

   There’s no rock ’n’ roll and just a few mentions of drugs in Nanci E. LaGarenne’s new novel, “Cheap Fish,” but it’s all about Montauk and has sex, salty language, intrigue, and a murder mystery...
Dogs for Steinbeck     You say John Steinbeck Weekend is news to you? Never mind that and simply give in to the charm of the “Travels With Charley” dog walk on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor...

“The Underground Railroad on Long Island” Kathleen G. Velsor History Press, $19.99

“Westerly” Will Schutt Yale University Press, $18
Storytelling Techniques     Memoir: It’s all the rage, whether you’re a reader, a writer, or a publisher. How about workshopper?

“The Juice” Jay McInerney Vintage, $15.95
Poets Laureate, Ho!     National Poetry Month: Get it while you can, versification fans. At Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, to name one outlet, a couple of county poets laureate, Ed Stever of Suffolk and Linda Opyr of Nassau, will...

“All That Is” James Salter Knopf, $26.95
   Back in June 2000, Eva Moore of Montauk was reading a story in The East Hampton Star about a family of ducks rescued from a storm drain near Kirk Park by members of the Montauk Fire Department and a visiting tourist. Immediately, the...
Out of Alaska     There’s more to Alaskan poetry than John Haines. Serge Lecomte, for one, who will read his work, including from his 2010 father-to-daughter collection, “Lauren at Two,” tomorrow starting at 6:30 p....

“Bolero” Joanie McDonell Thomas & Mercer, $14.95    I’ve noticed that when reading mysteries I can usually tell from the opening chapter if I’m in for an enjoyable ride. With “Bolero,” Joanie...
Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation
    The life and achievements of David G. Rattray, a poet and translator who was born and grew up in East Hampton, will be celebrated in Manhattan next week with a day and evening of readings, film, and visual art on the 20th...