Downtown Bookstore to Host Three Novelists in February Virtual Author Events

Downtown Bookstore to Host Three Novelists in February Virtual Author Events

January’s virtual author event lineup will include a tale of the magic of childhood friendships, a coming-of-age story set in a Connecticut suburb, and book named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Library Journal and Goodreads.

A new month means a new calendar of virtual author events presented by Fairfield University’s Downtown Bookstore, and what better way to welcome February than with three novelists, each with a fascinating story to tell:
 
Feb. 4 | 7 p.m.: Julie Carrick Dalton
On Thursday, February 4, the Bookstore will welcome Julie Carrick Dalton in virtual conversation to discuss her latest novel, Waiting for the Night Song. Tune in at 7 p.m. to hear Dalton discuss this tale of two childhood best friends who reconnect over a secret shrouding the place they once called home. Waiting for the Night Song takes readers on a journey through the duo’s magical childhood home and reveals the sacrifices made to save the land and protect its people, all serving as a reminder of nature’s splendor and the persistence of truth.
 
Feb. 11 | 1:30 p.m.: Janet Skeslien Charles
Held in partnership with the town's Fairfield Main Library, the Bookstore will welcome Janet Skeslien Charles at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, to discuss her latest release, The Paris Library. Based on a true story, the novel — named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Library Journal and Goodreads — tells the story of Odile Souchet, a young woman working at the American Library in Paris in 1939, who joins the Resistance movement against Nazis as they invade Paris. As the novel advances time and location to Montana in 1983, a teen finds friendship in her elderly neighbor — not to mention a timeworn hidden secret that unites them, and serves as the vehicle to explore themes such as the consequences and relationships that define us.
 
Feb. 11 | 7 p.m.: Crystal Maldonado
Finally, at 7 p.m. also on February 11, Crystal Maldonado will lead a discussion on her debut young adult novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, which tells the story of the titular character growing up in suburban Connecticut as she grapples with not only her weight and body image, but also her identity as a brown girl living in a predominantly white locale.
 
With three tales of growing up, learning hard lessons, and coming to terms with who we are and what we’re made of, these conversations are sure to to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. To participate in these virtual events, RSVP to FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. Follow the Bookstore’s Facebook page for more event announcements.

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