W.W. Norton, $26.95
Those looking for an absorbing beach read with substance will enjoy Gabrielle Selz’s memoir, “Unstill Life.” It is the story of Peter Selz and Thalia Cheronis Selz and their two daughters, Tanya and Gabrielle, who writes about art for The Huffington Post.
“Villa Diodati,” a film of a chamber opera by Bank Street Films and produced by Gabriel Nussbaum, will be previewed at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The plot revolves around the fateful summer of 1816, when Mary Shelley penned “Frankenstein” while staying in Geneva at the Villa Diodati with Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. An American couple on a Swiss train find themselves thrown into the past and into the lakefront villa on a dreary summer day when Mary Shelley is creating her monster.