“Still Writing”
Dani Shapiro
Atlantic Monthly Press, $24

    The novelist who taught my writing workshop liked to tell us that people who have had happy childhoods...

of a Marriage”

Louis Begley
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $25.95

     I live in Springs. I have no idea how they live South of the Highway. ...

The Fall of the College
    So what do you think went wrong at Southampton College: mere mismanagement? Perpetually insufficient funding for the redheaded stepchild of the Long Island University system? Deep...

Kathryn Levy, There and Here
    Perusing this page on a westbound Hampton Jitney? Valued reader, much thanks. But your time in the city doesn’t mean you can’t get a dose of South Fork-style...

“Knock Knock”
Suzanne McNear
Permanent Press, $28

    Feet in autobiography, heart in the novel, Suzanne McNear’s “Knock Knock” plays around with...

“Confessions of
Joan the Tall”

Joan Cusack Handler
CavanKerry Press, $21

    This is not a Holocaust story. So says Marilyn Gottlieb of her new book, “Life With an Accent,” which she’ll talk about at the East Hampton Library on Saturday.

    The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons’ library in the Bridgehampton Community House, which was has been closed for renovations, will celebrate its reopening Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with a reception for the...

“Hurt, the Shadow”
Carole Stone
Dos Madres Press, $16

    The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda famously wrote, “I sang for those who had no voice.” Carole...