“Do Fish Sleep?” by Judith S. Weis of Rutgers University is a new book about, what else, fish. It follows closely on the heels of a book she co-wrote with a colleague, “Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History.”

Permit me to begin with a confession of personal prejudice: I have never appreciated memoirs or other books whose primary purpose appears to be the opportunity for an author...

Two recently published poetry books by East Hampton Town residents merit the attention of serious poets and casual readers alike. Naomi Lazard’s “Ordinances,” winner of the 2010 ReBound Prize , and Fran Castan’s “Venice: City That Paints Itself” should find their way into the collection of any poetry lover.