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The Personal History, Adventures,
Experiences & Observations of
Peter Leroy (so far)
Eric Kraft. Crown, $22 ISBN 0-517-58543-X
Peter Leroy, who runs an old oceanside vacation hotel with his wife, Albertine, lavishes Proustian recall on childhood adventures in and around Babbington, Long Island, "Clan Capital of America." Ostensibly about building a shortwave radio, boating up the Bolotmy River, playing an undressing game in the closet with a female classmate, these whimsical, nostalgic tales of postwar, …