Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as we invite you to join Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore for an evening with Maggie Shipstead, the bestselling author of Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements.
Attendees will be eligible to win a copy of Great Circle and be automatically entered to win one of our amazing grand prizes (for Darien Library Summer Reading) including:
- The Weekend Getaway Prize, including a weekender bag, UGG travel kit, Kindle Paperwhite, two travel mugs, and books!
- The Beach Bound Bag, including a Scout tote, Kindle Paperwhite, travel water bottles, towels, sunscreen, and a Darien Library baseball hat.
- The Luxurious Picnic Basket, including a full four-place setting, Kindle Paperwhite, and gift certificate to Aux Delices *Grand prize drawing will take place on August 17th
About Maggie Shipstead
Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements, which won the Dylan Thomas Prize and the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. She is a graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A frequent contributor to travel magazines, she is often away from her home in Los Angeles.
About Great Circle
“Maggie Shipstead’s ‘Great Circle’ is a soaring work of historical fiction and a perfect summer novel.” --Ron Charles, The Washington Post
An unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost--Great Circle spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles.
Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.
This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you would like to order a copy of Great Circle, please visit their website.
About Adult Summer Reading
Darien Library Summer Reading is the ultimate escape and we invite all of our adult patrons to join us for a "Literary Road Trip" with reading challenges, prizes, and special events throughout the summer. Patrons can play online or pick up a game card at the Library's Welcome Desk. Registration is not required, and patrons can play as many times as they want.
This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the Webinar after you register for the event.