English Department faculty members Suzanne Berne and Christopher Boucher will read from their new novels on Apr. 12 at 5 p.m. in Stokes Hall, RoomS195. Boucher’s latest novel, Golden Delicious (Melville House, 2016), is a modern, inventive story about the trials of a family from Appleseed, Massachusetts. According to Booklist, “Boucher’s second novel solidifies him as a master of evoking compassion through absurd, shape- shifting landscapes … As wacky as it is recognizable, [his] capricious world filled with delightful wordplay is strikingly vivid, funny, and moving.” Boucher’s first novel was How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. Berne, who was awarded the Orange Prize for her first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, satires middle-class America in her latest novel, The Dogs of Littlefield [Read more in the 2/2/16 BC Bookmarks post.] Sponsor: English Department.