Ah, Pushcart in the Afternoon

At the East Hampton Library

All in the family, sort of, the Springs and Pushcart Press families: Linda Coleman, whose memoir, “Radical Descent,” is newly published by Pushcart, and Bill Henderson, the press’s founder, both of whom live in the hamlet, will join up for a two-for-one reading and book chat on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

Mr. Henderson will have new work on hand, too — “Cathedral: An Illness and a Healing.” Just out from W.W. Norton, it relays the experiences of “an aging man,” he writes, “who builds a holy place in his backyard. It involves bugs, lousy weather, cancer, and spiritual waverings.” In other words, it is in some ways a follow-up to two of his previous books, “Tower: Faith, Vertigo, and Amateur Construction,” which detailed his building efforts on his property in Maine, and “Simple Gifts: One Man’s Search for Grace,” a personal look at great hymns of the Protestant tradition.

Ms. Coleman’s book, subtitled “The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary,” chronicles her troubled “descent” from a privileged background into the life of an early 1970s leftist radical, to the point of facilitating violence. Now an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, she has taught memoir writing to incarcerated women and works as a nurse.