Book Markers: 04.16.15

Local book news

Lunch With Sheehy

Gail Sheehy’s recent autobiography, “Daring: My Passages,” explores her career in journalism at New York magazine in the go-go ’70s, her hugely popular 1976 book, “Passages,” and her relationship with Clay Felker, the influential editor. She will discuss all this and more as the guest of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons at a lunch on Friday, April 24, from noon to 3 p.m. The setting is Cowfish, on the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays, where three courses will be served and books will be available at a discounted price.

R.S.V.P.s are due by tomorrow by sending a $60 check — made out to LWV Hamptons — to Gladys Remler, the league’s co-chairwoman of special events, at 180 Melody Court, Eastport 11941. The number to call with questions is 288-9021.

Remembrance at Canio’s

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 16 and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps, Sande Boritz Berger will visit Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor to read from her debut novel, “The Sweetness,” on Saturday at 5 p.m. The book, a semifinalist for Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel award, involves two Jewish girls, cousins, one American and one Eastern European, and their differing experiences in wartime.

The author is a graduate of Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature and lives in Bridgehampton.