Books

In his new memoir, Keith Hernandez hops around his life’s timeline, from present-day trials as a broadcaster to Little League in California, but he always returns to his coming of age as a player in the 1970s.

An offshoot of Barney (Grove Press) Rosset’s interest in film was The Evergreen Review, devoted to articles that dealt with the theory and practice of cinema between 1958 and 1973.

Mary Cummings turns a bit player in the infamous Stanford White case, the district attorney, into an antihero, using his rise and fall to tell the tale of the true “crime of the century.”
John Jermain’s One for the Books has cocktail parties with writers, artists, and a filmmaker at houses across Sag Harbor.
Brainteasers, questions of logic, tests of deductive reasoning face six teens foolish or desperate enough to enter the subterranean Initiation in Chris Babu’s debut novel for young adults.

From “Blue Rose,” a new collection by Carol Muske-Dukes
To be buried or cremated, that is the question for one skirt-chasing, peep show-visiting, Bukowski-reading baby boomer.
Writers Speak wraps up, while Schultz and Schulman hit Canio's

By Bruce Buschel
Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale fought the fiercest trilogy of title bouts of the 20th century, matching an ex-con from the slums against an upstanding Midwesterner.

By Thayer Cory

A thorough and thoroughly engrossing guide to the 17th-century twists and turns that established the reigning British family’s unbroken line over the last 300-plus years.
Read in our often bewildering #MeToo world, Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion” is an almost prophetic tale of gender and power, shaped by a sustained inquiry into relationships.