Sarah Schulman "Maggie Terry" 7/26 @ 7pm Reading & Book Signing

East End Books is happy to announce a reading & book signing with Sarah Schulman who will be reading from her new book "Maggie Terry!" Sarah is an award winning author, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, AIDS historian,  journalist, and active participant citizen.


Post-rehab, Maggie Terry is single-mindedly trying to keep her head down in New York City. There’s a madman in the White House, the subways are constantly delayed, summer is relentless, and neighborhoods all seem to blend together.

Against this absurd backdrop, Maggie wants nothing more than to slowly rebuild her life in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. But her first day on the job as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a sensational new case: actress strangled. If Maggie is going to solve this mystery, she’ll have to shake the ghosts—dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit—that have long ruled her life.

"A vivid depiction of Maggie [Terry]’s addiction, punctuated by the gritty New York City setting." Publishers Weekly

"A sprawling exploration of New York nostalgia, police brutality, addiction memoir, and queer love, with a mystery as the cherry on top." Kirkus Reviews

“Sarah Schulman's startling brilliance and wry humor is everything.” —Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn

Maggie Terry is the most beautiful, most bitter, most sweet, and all around best detective novel I’ve read in years. This book has depth and vision to spare. Precise, insightful, heartbreaking, and page turning—read this book, now.” —Sara Gran, author of Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

“Clear-eyed and beautifully written, Maggie Terry is classic Schulman. She flenses and dissects the human condition, weighs every organ—how we connect, what forms the beating heart of a community—then magically breathes life back into the husk and helps it rise, reborn.” —Nicola Griffith, author of So Lucky

“Inventive, boundary pushing, and absolutely electric, Maggie Terry centers women and queerness in the most exciting way, within a story you’ll never want to stop reading.” —Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent

"Entirely original and mixing many genres, this book is about imagining a way forward when there seems to be no way at all.” —Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman

“Ex-cop Maggie Terry draws us inside the greatest mystery of all—herself—in a reverberating story of our times. Sarah Schulman is at the top of her very considerable powers in this deeply humane novel. It is profoundly, just stunningly good.” —Katherine V. Forrest, author of High Desert

“Sarah Schulman’s Maggie Terry is a page-turning murder mystery, yes. Yet what makes it so compelling and unique is Maggie herself—a lovesick recovering addict, grieving for her former life. Her search for the killer becomes something altogether more than a whodunit. Ultimately, the novel is an inspiring psychological portrait of a woman trying to make her way back from the edge.” —Danny Caine, The Raven Book Store


She is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, AIDS historian,  journalist, and active participant citizen.

Co-Founder MIX: NY LGBT Experimental Film and Video Festival, Co-Director ACT UP Oral History Project (, US Coodinator of the first LGBT Delegation to Palestine  

Guggenheim (Playwrighting), Fulbright (Judaic Studies), 2 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships - Fiction, 1 NY Foundation for the Arts Fellowship - Playwrighting, Kessler Prize for Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies, Stonewall Award for Improving the Lives of Gays and Lesbians in the United States, Revson Fellow for the Future of New York City at Columbia University, Fellow – NY Institute for the Humanities at New York University,  6 residencies at MacDowell, 3 residencies at Yaddo, 2 American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards – fiction/nonfiction, Brown Foundation/Houston Arts Museum Fellow at the Dora Maar House, Fellow - University of Toronto Bonham Center for Sexual Diversity Studies.

THE COSMOPOLITANS (forthcoming), THE MERE FUTURE (Arsenal, 2010), THE CHILD (Avalon, 2007), SHIMMER (Avon, 1998), RAT BOHEMIA (Dutton, 1995), EMPATHY (Dutton, 1992- reissued in anniversary teaching edition from Arsenal, 2006), PEOPLE IN TROUBE (Dutton, 1990), AFTER DELORES (Dutton, 1988) GIRLS, VISIONS AND EVERYTHING (Seal, 1986) THE SOPHIE HOROWITZ STORY (Naiad, 1984)
ISRAEL/PALESTINE AND THE QUEER INTERNATIONAL (Duke University Press, 2012), THE GENTRIFICATION OF THE MIND: Witness to a Lost Imagination (University of California Press, 2012), TIES THAT BIND: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences (The New Press, 2010), STAGESTRUCK: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America (Duke, 1998) MY AMERICAN HISTORY: Lesbian and Gay Life During the Reagan/Bush Years (Routledge, 1994)
Sarah is Coordinator of the HOMONATIONALISM and PINKWASHING CONFERENCE at the City University of New York Graduate Center, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, April 2013.

Plays – published
Carson McCullers, (Playscripts, 2003)
Mercy, (Belladonna, 2009)

Plays – produced
Carson McCullers (Playwrights Horizons, 2005)
Manic Flight Reaction (Playwrights Horizons, 2005)
Enemies, a Love Story – adapted from IB Singer (Wilma Theater, 2007)

The Owls, directed by Cheryl Dunye, co-written by Sarah Schulman and Cheryl Dunye – Berlin Film Festival selection 2010.

Mommy Is Coming, directed by Cheryl Dunye, co-written by Sarah Schulman and Cheryl Dunye – Berlin Film Festival selection 2012.

United In Anger: A History of ACT UP, directed by Jim Hubbard, produced by Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman –New York Premiere: Museum of Modern Art,  International Premiere:Ramallah, West Bank

Sophie (based on The Sophie Horowitz Story) written and directed by Claude Mangold 2014 (forthcoming)
After Delores, directed by Pratibha Parmar, 2015 (forthcoming)

Event date: 
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Maggie Terry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936932399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - September 11th, 2018

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