Books

“Lily Steps Out” Rita Plush Penumbra, $10.99    Rita Plush is a first-time novelist making a bold go of it. In “Lily Steps Out,” Ms. Plush has chosen a story clearly close to home and close to her heart, and she...
Children’s Books Powwow     Children’s books: So many think they can write them; so few actually do so with skill. Now, for Children’s Book Week, the Amagansett Library has rounded up some top practitioners for...

“The Interestings” Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, $27.95
   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