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Author events on Long Island, week of Aug. 24

Author Alice McDermott discusses her novel "Someone" at

Author Alice McDermott discusses her novel "Someone" at the Hampton Library on August 28. Credit: Jamie Shoenerger

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Former Daily News gossip columnist A.J. Benza speaks about and signs his memoir, " '74 and Sunny," about a childhood summer on Long Island. At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,


Thursday, Aug. 27

Kaylie Jones, a faculty member in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA program in Creative Writing & Literature and author of "The Anger Meridian," and Center Moriches novelist Matthew McGevna, author of "Little Beasts," read from their work, with a Q&A session. At 7 p.m., Books & Books, 130 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-998-3260,


Friday, Aug. 28

National Book Award winner Alice McDermott ("Charming Billy," "At Weddings and Wakes"), who grew up on Long Island, discusses and signs copies of her latest novel, "Someone." Tickets $20, beverages and hors d'oeuvres served. At 5 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015,


Sunday, Aug. 30

Ann Israel discusses "Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game: A Collector's Guide to Mah Jongg Tiles and Sets." At 1 p.m., Westhampton Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton; 631-288-3335,

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