Novelist Belle Brett (Gina in the Floating World) and memoirist Cheryl Suchors (48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains) will read from their recently released books from She Writes Press, talk about common themes (e.g. risk-taking, women and their bodies), take questions from the audience, and sign books. Brett’s suspenseful novel, set in 1981 Japan, is about an ambitious young American. who, while serving as a bar hostess to support her daytime banking internship in Tokyo, slides into prostitution. Suchor’s inspiring memoir tells of her determined midlife goal to hike all 48 of the White Mountains’ 4000+ footers through injury, grief, and her own breast cancer.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.