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Long Island author events, week of July 26

Author Erika Swyler near her home on Long

Author Erika Swyler near her home on Long Island's North Shore, June 10, 2015. Credit: Gordon M. Grant


Sunday, July 26

Author Arlene Alda, who splits her time between New York City and Long Island, discusses and signs copies of "Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History." Register in advance, $20. At 5 p.m., Quogue Library, 90 Quogue St., Quogue; 631-653-4224, ext. 101,


Thursday, July 30

Ford model Mark Perini speaks about his YA novel co-written with Julie Cross, "Halfway Perfect." At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442,


Friday, July 31

Long Island author Erika Swyler reads and signs copies of her debut novel, "The Book of Speculation." At noon, Port Washington Library, 1 Library Dr., Port Washington; 516-883-4400,

New York Times food writer Florence Fabricant discusses and signs copies of "Wine with Food: Pairing Notes and Recipes from The New York Times," part of the "Fridays at Five" series. Tickets $20; includes beverages and hors d'oeuvres. At 5 p.m., Hampton Library, 2478 Main St., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0015,

Former Vogue and Harper's Bazaar editor Kate Betts signs copies of "My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine." At 8 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939,

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