Books

In recent years Michael Shnayerson has chronicled the most significant stories on the South Fork for Vanity Fair, from the neutron bombshell of the former Hummer magnate Ira Rennert’s 100,000-square-foot Fair Field estate landing in the...

Part history, part distillation of the memoirs of Primo Levi, Aharon Appelfeld, Tadeusz Borowski, and others — Matthiessen has constructed a meditation on the “incipient evil in human nature” and our capacity for forgiveness.
“Wetiquette” Peter Spacek Ditch Ink, $8.95     You have purchased a brand-new surfboard. It’s set you back about $1,000, but for years you’ve wanted to learn how to surf. “It’s on my bucket...

“These Hamptons” Phillip Andrew Lehans Schiffer, $50      A number of years ago, a friend from the publishing world was complaining about the sorry state of the book business. It wasn’t really his spring...
The Artist in Wartime     So how many former art school deans do you know who were present when the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy? Here’s one in your backyard: Alex Russo, once of the Corcoran College of Art and Design...

“Remnants of a Life on Paper” Bea Tusiani, Pamela Tusiani, and Paula Tusiani-Eng Baroque Books, $28.95
30 Years of Fridays at Five     Always a highlight of the summer season for those who enjoy quaffing chardonnay from plastic tumblers while listening to a top author read, the Fridays at Five series at the Hampton Library in...

“The Noble Hustle” Colson Whitehead Doubleday, $24.95
“Building the Uqbar Dinghy”     The last time Redjeb Jordania spoke at the East Hampton Library, it had to do with his 2012 memoir, “All My Georgias.” The history there is that his father was the first...