Book talks and signings

The DCA is proud to partner with Barrett Bookstore to bring a variety of authors to the DCA for these book signings.

Upcoming book talks and signings

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/book-signings/Book Launch for The California Wife and
DCA Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 19th
9:30am
Free to DCA members
$10 Public price

At this year’s DCA Annual Meeting, Kristen Harnisch will celebrate the launch of her second historical novel, The California Wife.

In The California Wife, Harnisch’s sweeping, poignant stand-alone sequel to The Vintner’s Daughter, the Lemieux family’s ambition to establish an American winemaking dynasty takes Sara and Philippe from pastoral Napa, to the Paris World’s Fair and into the colorful heart of early 20th-century San Francisco.

Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences
living in San Francisco and visiting the Napa Valley, the Loire Valley and Paris to create the story for The California Wife and her first novel, The Vintner’s Daughter. Ms. Harnisch is an internationally-published author who has a degree in economics from Villanova University and currently resides in Darien with her husband and three children.

The event will be preceded by several minutes of DCA business, but is open to the public.

Reservations are requested for this General Programs event.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of Barrett Bookstore at the event.

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http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/mah-jongg-classes/Book Talk and Signing with Author Gregg Swain, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game

Monday, May 2nd
10:00am – 11:30am
$5 DCA members
$10 Public price

Reservations are requested for this event.
Books will be available for sale at this event.

Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mah Jongg, offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. Authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mah Jongg sets from the most basic to the most outrageous and opulent sets.

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http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/book-signings/Jay Nordlinger, author of Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators 
Tuesday, April 26th
7:00pm
$5 DCA members
$10 Public price

Reservations are requested.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.

What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? Jay Nordlinger, a senior editor and a book fellow at the National Review, set out to answer that question. He looks into the families of the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on.

Some of the kids are down-the-line loyalists. Some even succeed their father as dictator (as in North Korea and Syria). Some have doubts. A few defect. All are rocked by prison, war, exile, and the like. These men and women lead all too interesting lives and from this new book, we learn a little more about tyranny, freedom, fate, choice, and people.

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Recent book signings

 

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/book-signings/Book Signing  with the Authors of
The Forgotten Room

Friday, January 22nd
11:30pm

 

 

 

Susan Cohen & her new book "Inspired Landscape" will be at the DCA on November 12th.Author Visit with Susan Cohen
Thursday, November 12th
1:00pm
Free DCA members
$10 Public price
Reservations are requested.

This event is sponsored in conjunction
with Barrett Bookstore.

 

 

Book Launch & Signing Event - Sherry_Turkle_and her new book, "Reclaiming Conversations: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age"Author, MIT Professor, and TED Talk speaker Sherry Turkle, will discuss her latest book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

(Photo credit Peter Urban)

 

 

Author and historian Karen Abbott at a book signing on Tuesday, April 28th at the DCAHistorian and author Karen Abbott
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

 

 

 

 

Robert B. Fiske Jr. will offer a book signing at the DCA on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30pm for his new book, 'Prosecutor Defender Counselor.'Author Robert B Fiske Jr., Prosecutor Defender Counselor: The Memoirs of Robert B. Fiske, Jr.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

 

 

 

 

Author Kristen Harnisch is featured at the DCA's Book Signing event on Friday, September 19th.Author Kristen Harnisch
The Vintner’s Daughter

Friday, September 19th, 2014