Alison Barnet will return to the South End library for her most recent take on what makes the South End tick. The author of multiple perceptive, original and passionate writings about the South End, as both a place and a character, Barnet was one of the founders of the South End News in the 1980s. She will be introduced by her colleague, local history scribe Russ Lopez. Her previous books include Extravaganza King: Robert Barnet and Boston Musical Theater, South End Character and Sitting Ducks.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.