Books

 Capote Christmas        Truman Capote, whose fans are as diverse as they are legion, from macho Norman Mailer to your local florist, was never more sentimental than in “A Christmas Memory,” that...
Return of the Lit Lunch     Chris Knopf and Christina Haag will pull up chairs and clink silverware at this year’s benefit authors lunch at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor on Dec. 8. The noon to 2:30 p.m. meal comes courtesy...

“The Boy Detective” Roger Rosenblatt Ecco, $19.99
    The number of young people in today’s information-overloaded America who are managing to make a living writing poetry probably exceeds the nation’s current population of ivory-billed woodpeckers, but both birds and...

“Mary Coin” Marisa Silver Blue Rider Press, $26.95     If, as the popular wisdom holds, a single picture is worth a thousand words, then it is not entirely surprising when an iconic photograph inspires a novel of some...

The eyes of the fox are shells, Her home is sand, this luminous beach. She is washed by saltwater, bleached by sun, Wrapped in the calcium ribbon of shellfish. Her body is a skeletal map, a lens, a geographic mark. Did she leave the...
    Let’s start with the upbeat. Marsha King’s Kickstarter campaign in support of her forthcoming self-published book, “A Fine Day for Fishing,” surpassed its goal. The increasingly popular fund-raising tool in...

“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 start hedge funds or run for Congress — but...

“Memories 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.           Rock stars,...
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