Books

“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...

“Murder on Long Island” Geoffrey K. Fleming and Amy K. Folk History Press, $19.99
Claire Reed Toughs It Out     Claire Reed left behind a privileged life of country clubs and golf outings to wade hip deep into the feminist fights, civil rights struggles, and disarmament movement of the latter part of the last...
“Bad Boy” Eric Fischl Crown, $26    One of the lasting impressions I have of Eric Fischl was a night at the Parrish Art Museum, where he was in discussion with an adjunct curator about Fairfield Porter’s influences....
Mac Griswold on “The Manor”

“Indiscretion” Charles Dubow William Morrow, $25.99    There are no perfect lives. Even people who seem to have it all, whose births appear to have set them on a course that ensures success and happiness, even those...