After teaching English literature at Harvard for 10 years, Henriette Lazardis became a full-time writer with a new novel: “Terra Nova,” a story of love, betrayal and adventure set against the backdrop of Antarctic discovery.
What inspired Robert Pinsky to begin writing the autobiographical “Jersey Breaks”? A friend who suggested he explain how he “became a poet rather than a criminal.” Pinsky reads Thursday at the Grolier Poetry Book Shop.
Being married to a pastor’s son but knowing she was queer was the starting point for Jeanna Kadlec’s journey out of the evangelical church, but her memoir “Heretic” goes deeper and broader into the religion’s hidden political and social impact.
Pandemic conditions make for a bad moment to reopen ManRay in Central Square but an ideal time to read “We Are But Your Children: An Oral History of the Nightclub ManRay,” assembled out of conversations with 120 regulars at the legendary nightclub.