Literature

Jules Feiffer: That’s a Wrap, For Now

On Saturday, July 28, Jules Feiffer will premiere “The Ghost Script,” the final installation of his graphic novel trilogy, at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books, located at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

‘Fridays at Five’ Welcomes Maureen Sherry

After 12 years on Wall Street, Maureen Sherry — a managing director at Bear Stearns — switched gears to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University and focus on her writing, while tutoring at inner city schools.

“The Last Jewish Gangster” Reveals All at Temple Adas Israel

The author of “The Last Jewish Gangster from Meyer to Myron” will give a talk on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Temple Adas Israel, located at 30 Atlantic Avenue in Sag Harbor, tracing the mafia from its origins to present day. He will tell his own mob story from a Jewish standpoint, reliving firsthand experiences and familial connections to some of the most infamous Jewish mobsters.

‘Fridays at Five’ Welcomes Lauren Weisberger

Author Lauren Weisberger will be the next guest at Hampton Library’s “Fridays at Five” series on July 6.

A Lineup of Literary Heavyweights For ‘Fridays at Five’

The 34th season of Fridays at Five is upon us, and its authors are standing at the ready.

Local Author Turns Novelist with ‘Sparrow Beach’

“Sparrow Beach” follows the story of local builder Michael Dorian as he navigates a fast-growing East End overrun by Manhattan developers.

Recalling the Discovery of Liberty and Love in Paris

All her life, Catherine Hiller thought she knew her mother. And she did, to a certain extent.

Images of America Highlights Sag Harbor History

The challenge of putting together a local history book about a region that’s already received a lot of attention includes making sure it’s got something new to say or show, and presenting the account in such a way that what’s historical is also appreciated as historic.

The Hidden Value in Books at John Jermain Memorial Library

Kenneth Gloss, the frequent guest appraiser on PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow,” will discuss and show off some of his favorite finds, and explain what makes a book raise in value.

Scarf Merrell’s “Shirley” Finds a Hollywood Cast

For four years, Susan Scarf Merrell had a secret — the hardest secret she’s ever had to keep. Finally, the word is out.

Murder In Matera: Investigation in Italy Uncovers Truth

Separated by four generations, a language barrier and the Atlantic Ocean, the legend of Vita Gallitelli is set in 19th-century southern Italy, where poverty and violence forced her to flee to the United States — but only after she and her husband allegedly murdered someone.
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

“One for the Books” is a Tradition for John Jermain Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library “One for the Books” gatherings may predate director Catherine Creedon by just one year, but by the time she arrived, they had already become tradition.

A Pianist’s Story: Taking Life in Stride

The book is about Judy Carmichael’s engaging account of her professional and personal life as a Grammy-nominated Steinway artist doing swing and stride.

Writers Speak Wednesdays Wraps Up Guest Speakers

Melissa Febos and Alex Gilvarry will be the final guest authors in the spring Writers Speak Wednesdays series on April 25 at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.

More Than Just a Fisherman’s Wife

Over the past 30 years, there is one common thread through much of Stephanie Villani’s life: the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

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The Resilient: A Band of Brothers Finds Hope in Music

This weekend, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns for its 10th season. Among the many acts scheduled to perform during the four-day festival will be The Resilient, a band whose members have overcome enormous odds to not only survive, but thrive through their music.

‘Pump’: Bill Schutt’s New Book Has a Lot Of Heart

You could say that, as an author, Bill Schutt is drawn to unusual subjects. A vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt has written non-fiction books on several offbeat topics, offering insight and intrigue into the scientific facts of the world around us.

Finding Their Way Back: Spin Doctors to Play Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

On Monday afternoon, Eric Schenkman found himself heading east through western New York, just south of Buffalo, taking in his surroundings on his drive to Brooklyn. “It’s actually really, really beautiful,” he mused. “I’m going through these rolling hills with cornfields.”