BOOKS: Lori Horvitz chronicles her experiments in re-inventing herself in “The Girls of Usually’

Lori Horvitz, who grew up ashamed of her Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and unable to join what she calls the “happy blonde families,” became a “hippie chick” who traveled the world in search of she knew not what.

She shares her book “The Girls of Usually” — which chronicles each trip, romance and experiment in re-inventing herself that drew her closer to discovering the path to escape deep-rooted patterns and accept her cultural, ethnic and sexual identity — at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Horvitz is a professor of literature and language at University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she also directs the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. More on the author: lorihorvitz.com.