Books

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...

“In the Land of the Living” Austin Ratner Reagan Arthur Books, $25.99
Two Awards, Two Very Different Writers
    Ever feel that modernity has gotten so strange you must be living on another planet? In “The Twinning Project” (Clarion Books, $16.99), Robert Lipsyte of Shelter Island posits a second Earth created by alien scientists...

“The Richest Woman in America” Janet Wallach Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $27.95
Caro Does It Again — and Again     Robert A. Caro won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography last Thursday for “The Passage of Power,” the latest installment in his magisterial, multipart assessment,...
“Saul Steinberg: A Biography” Deirdre Bair Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $40

“Monsieur Proust’s Library” Anka Muhlstein Other Press, $19.95
   Anyone who has been in a long-term relationship knows that there is only one real secret to its success and that’s commitment. Mort Hamburg knows it too, and he has used the theme to anchor a new photo book profiling couples,...

“Cheating Justice” Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia L. Cooper Beacon Press, $26.95