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My Hamlet

Author Jay McInerney shares his favorite picks in and around his home hamlets of Water Mill and Sag Harbor.

“The town of Sag Harbor, for all its gentrification in recent years, maintains its precarious balance between charming and funky. Still visible, in layers, are the whaling town of the 19th century; the blue-collar hamlet of the 20th century; and the literary community that has included Steinbeck, Nelson Algren, Spalding Gray, E.L. Doctorow and Alan Furst, among others. Their books can be found at Canio’s bookstore.”