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Author events on Long Island, week of Aug. 7

Cristina Alger discusses her new novel, "This Was

Cristina Alger discusses her new novel, "This Was Not the Plan," on Aug. 7 at the Quogue Library. Credit: Deborah Feingold

Sunday, Aug. 7

Cristina Alger (“The Darlings”) talks about her new novel, “This Was Not the Plan.” Tickets $20. At 5 p.m., Quogue Library, 90 Quogue St., Quogue; 631-653-4224, quoguelibrary.org

Jay McInerney, author of “Bright Lights, Big City” and other books, discusses his new novel, “Bright, Precious Days.” At 7 p.m., Bookhampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939, bookhampton.com

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Lloyd Handwerker discusses “Famous Nathan: A Family Saga of Coney Island, The American Dream and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog.” Reservations suggested. At noon, The Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Rd., Southampton; 631-283-0774 ext. 523, myrml.org

Glamour magazine books editor Elisabeth Egan discusses her novel, “A Window Opens.” At 7 p.m., Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-766-6257, rvclibrary.org

East Hampton cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer talks about his new graphic novel, “Cousin Joseph.” At 7 p.m., Bookhampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939, bookhampton.com

Friday, Aug. 12

Wainscott author Steven Gaines (“Philistines at the Hedgerow”) discusses his new memoir, “One of These Things First.” $20, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. At 5 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org

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