“A Voice From Old New York: A Memoir of My Youth” by Louis Auchincloss. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 224 pages. $25.

A prolific chronicler of New York’s high society in more than 60 novels, short story collections and nonfiction works, Louis Auchincloss concluded his career with a slim memoir. “A Voice From Old New York” addresses his own youth among the city’s richest and most connected residents with the same detached amusement and keen observations of his previous work.