Books

    I don’t know what a wipe warmer is, but it sounds like something I’d like to try.                              ...
From Hannibal to Steinbeck     It’s a digital jungle out there, writers, and Ed Hannibal, who recently saw two of his novels, “Chocolate Days, Popsicle Weeks” and “A Trace of Red,” reissued as e-...
    Here’s a date to thumb into your e-calendar. Friday, April 25, will mark the first of what is planned as an annual benefit and reading, the Poetry Affair, at LTV Studios in Wainscott to mark, in turn, National Poetry Month.

“Fire Island: Past, Present, and Future” Robert F. Sayre Oystercatcher Books, $24.95      Robert F. Sayre, a retired English professor from Iowa, had the pleasure of spending his summers from childhood onward at...
    Whiskers, a triangle of pink, a couple of floppy ears: Nosing into your periphery in time for Easter, yet incongruously attuned to an altogether different ancient teacher, comes “Bunny Buddhism: Hopping Along the Path to...

“Andrew’s Brain” E.L. Doctorow Random House, $26
    Now that spring is here, Maryann Calendrille, your friendly neighborhood bookseller, is calling all scribes to consider planting seeds of writerly creativity in a six-week workshop. It starts next Thursday at 10 a.m. at Canio...

“Leaving China” James McMullan Algonquin, $19.95     Before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941 and so entered World War II, war had been raging between China and Japan for four years. In 1937, long-simmering...
    Russia’s gone blooey? Call in an expert.     Masha Gessen, a Russian-American who blogs about that country’s culture and politics for The New York Times’s website, will try to make some sense of...