Lauren Acampora: The Hundred Waters

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 6:30pm

Please join Barrett Bookstore for a live, in-person Book Club event featuring author Lauren Acampora and her thrillingly compelling new novel, The Hundred Waters. The evening will feature conversation with the author, food, and drink; all are welcome!

Tickets are required for attendance and include a copy of Lauren's book, wine, and light bites. Please note, tickets are limited and this page will be updated when they are sold out. 

Your purchase of Lauren's book via this link = your ticket. Please choose "in-store pickup" of your book and a copy will be held for you at the front counter. You can purchase your book ticket HERE. Please also confirm your attendance with Marketing + Event Director Page Berger:


Celebrated by the Boston Globe as "a brilliant anthropologist of the suburbs," the deliciously weird and darkly offbeat Lauren Acampora returns to the secret lives of the polished Connecticut haven that got us all hooked on NPR Best Book of the Year The Wonder Garden, and jolts us with the sparks that fly when those lives collide

"Acampora's prose has a seductive, pearlescent allure."--TIME Magazine 

Formerly a model and photographer trying to make it in New York, Louisa Rader is back in her affluent hometown of Nearwater, Connecticut, where she's married to a successful older architect, raising a preteen daughter, and trying to vitalize the provincial local art center. As the years pass, she's grown restless in her safe and comfortable routine, haunted by the flash of the life she used to live. When intense and intriguing young artist-environmentalist Gabriel arrives in town with his aristo-cratic family, his impact on the Raders has hothouse effects. As Gabriel pushes to realize his artistic vision for the world, he pulls both Louisa and her daughter Sylvie under his spell, with consequences that disrupt the Raders' world forever. 

A strange, sexy, and sinister novel of art and attraction, in The Hundred Wa-ters Acampora gives us an incisive, page-turning story of ambition, despair, desire, and the price of fulfillment and freedom at all costs


Lauren Acampora is the author of The Wonder Garden, winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and a finalist for the New England Book Award; and The Paper Wasp, longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. She is a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. Her writing has appeared in the Paris ReviewGuernica, the New York Times Book Review, and LitHub, among other places. Raised in Darien, she now lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, artist Thomas Doyle, and their daughter.



The Hundred Waters By Lauren Acampora Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802159748
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - August 23rd, 2022

Event address: 
6 Corbin Drive
Darien, CT 06820-4127