A few weekends ago, I happened to be reading Julie Buntin’s Marlena on the weekend that Twin Peaks hysteria crested. My various feeds flooded with photos, GIFs, and videos of Laura Palmer, and it was easy to draw parallels between the two characters: pretty teenagers, family trauma, creepy northern woods, and busy social schedule that allow them to balance school with a lurid sex life and a raging drug habit. The book doesn’t reach Lynchian levels of darkness, though; it’s a quick read about the briefness of friendships and coping with loss. Buntin’s one of five readers at this month’s Point Street Reading Series. Also keep an eye out for Max Winter, whose Exes is possibly the most Rhode Islandy novel I have ever encountered. Also: Julia Fierro, Susan Rieger, and Stephen Kiernan. Get there early if you want a table.