Books

    Each year since 2006, the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor has held One for the Books, a literary-themed fund-raiser. Up until this year, the idea was that various hosts would serve dinner and a book chosen by the event...

“Someone” Alice McDermott Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25     The first time I became enthralled with Alice McDermott’s fiction was when I read her second novel, “That Night,” a beautiful and haunting...
Bookish Dinners     Where renovations and expansions continue apace, as at Sag Harbor’s venerable John Jermain Memorial Library, can a fund drive be far behind?

“Alterations” Rita Plush Penumbra, $9.99     Rita Plush, the author of a group of stories published under the title “Alterations,” tells us in her introduction that these are stories that have lived in her...
Simon Says

“Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots” Jessica Soffer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24    Very little in this book is what I expected it to be.
A Wainwright Homecoming     Laura Wainwright of the East Hampton Wainwrights will pay a visit to the East Hampton Library on Saturday, “Home Bird,” her book from a year ago, in hand. Subtitled “Four Seasons on...

“Long Island Oddities” John Leita and Laura Leita History Press, $17.99
   Cornelia Foss has a new self-published book, “Cornelia Foss: Ten Years of Paintings and Drawings, 2003-2013,” that has more illustrations and heft than many volumes coming out of traditional presses. The art book industry...