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Charmaine Craig was featured in a few episodes of the cuddly Twin Peaks variant Northern Exposure. She starred in 1994’s White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf, and, even better, was the human model for Disney’s animated Pocahontas. She could have become the Parker Posey of kid flicks. She could have gone on to play the wife of some tubby guy on a CBS sitcom. Instead, this Harvard grad wrote a novel about the Inquisition, featuring Chapters-bookstore-worthy prose and plenty of references to medieval “members.” The book is getting kudos from bastions of both high- and middlebrow culture. Craig based The Good Men on the testimony of one Grazida Lizier, tried for heresy in 1320, and with its topicality (lusty priests, holy wars), its Ivy League cred, and its classy-blockbuster style, it’ll make one hell of a beach read. Wear your wimple when Craig reads at 7 p.m. at Chapters, 1512 K St. NW. Free. (202) 347-5495. (Pamela Murray Winters)