Book Talks and Signings

The DCA is proud to partner with Barrett Bookstore to bring a variety of highly-acclaimed authors to the DCA for these book signings and discussions of their latest works.

Upcoming book talks and signings

Book Talk and Signing with Author Paula McLain

Join us for an evening with Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun, in conversation with Darien’s own Greg Cowles, senior editor at the New York Times Book Review. They will discuss her latest novel Love and Ruin, which returns to the timeless subject of
Ernest Hemingway, this time through the prism of his stormy relationship with the incomparable Martha Gellhorn, a force of nature who carved her own way in a man’s world.


Wednesday, May 2

7:30pm (6:45pm reception)

DCA members $40 / public $50
Prepayment is required by Monday, April 30.
Ticket price includes a signed copy of the hardcover book Love and Ruin (publication date: May 1) and a glass of wine.

This event is sponsored in partnership with Barrett Bookstore.

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Recent book talks and signings

Book Talk and Signing with Author Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
On Wednesday evening, October 4, The New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles spoke at the Darien Community Association about his latest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, to a sold-out crowd. It was a beautiful night to enjoy a drink with friends in our DCA historic formal garden before Amor discussed his book and answered questions from the audience.  

Winning the hearts of critics and readers alike, Amor Towles’ “brilliantly realized… [and] sharply stylish” (The Boston Globe) debut novel, Rules of Civility, was one of 2011’s biggest breakout literary bestsellers. In A Gentleman In Moscow, his highly anticipated second novel about a thirty-year-old Russian aristocrat who is sentenced to house arrest inside the luxurious Hotel Metropol, Towles further establishes his reputation as one of contemporary literature’s most exciting and singular writers.

Proceeds from this event supported the DCA’s non-profit mission.

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