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The novelist Meg Wolitzer, who is known for the wry and witty voice of her books (among them “The Ten-Year Nap,” “The Position,” and “The Wife”), has come out with a...
In “The Quest for Power: Religion and Politics,” Samuel Slipp sets out to show that it is not religion that is the cause of the world’s ...

“How to Build Your Own Country,” a nonfiction children’s book by Karen Fredericks, an illustrator who lives in Northwest, East Hampton, and Valerie Wyatt, has won a 2010 Silver Birch Award from the...

In “A Plea for Earthly Sciences,” his 2007 talk to the British Sociological Association, the French theorist Bruno Latour asked...
On Saturday and Sunday, Book­Hampton is celebrating spring with Mayhem, a weekend festival of mysteries and mystery writers, ranging from...

Imagine this delicious stew of a tale: The backdrop? France, Germany, Norway, Indonesia, Ceylon, China — to name-drop just a few of the countries featured in
“Book Love” by the editors Bill Henderson and James Charlton looks like a sweet gift book, from its title to the baby blue of its cover, from that cover’s image of two pages curving together to form a

Asked to describe the impossible, one might suggest that an expert fairly describe the historic, legal, and practical processes that define his or her field in just over 100 pages. Harder still if the result must be readable to the uninitiated while offering a point of view and advice to ...
“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.