Author Rachel Urquhart will discuss and read from her new book, "The Visionist," at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Stockbridge Library, 46 Main St., as part of its Sunday Speaker Series.

The novel is set in 1840s New England, in and around a fictional Shaker settlement that is in the throes of a religious revival. Teenage believers up and down the East coast are falling into trance states and speaking in tongues. Considered by their fellow Shakers to be holy messengers, the girls are christened "Visionists."

Information: (413) 298-5501 or www.stockbridgelibrary.org.