Two More Tomes to Trea­sure

Hamptons Magazine - - Scene -

The sun is shin­ing. The sea is blue. The kids have dis­ap­peared. A cushy cruise ship hol­i­day de­volves into a full-blown cri­sis in Maile Meloy’s gripping new novel, Do Not Be­come Alarmed (River­head). The tale of two fam­i­lies’ dis­as­trous joint va­ca­tion re­veals the choices made by par­ents and chil­dren forced to nav­i­gate un­charted waters.

What do you get when you cross Moby

Dick with Karl Ove Knaus­gaard? A salty, true strug­gle to cap­ture an enor­mous, toxin-filled shark in the Nor­we­gian deep. In Shark Drunk: The Art of Catch­ing a Large Shark from a Tiny Rub­ber Dinghy in a Big Ocean (Knopf), poly­math (his­to­rian, jour­nal­ist, pho­tog­ra­pher, writer) Morten Strøk­snes crafts a phan­tas­magoric buddy comedy of a fish tale.

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