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Brit Bennett
Photo by Emma Trim

Wednesday, October 27th @ Wee Burn Country Club

from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Single tickets are currently available for purchase. Please indicate any seating requests in the Comments section of the form.

Wee Burn Country Club
410 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, CT 06820
Pre-reception with silent auction: 11 a.m. to 12 noon
Lunch will be served at 12 noon

“A story of absolute, universal timelessness
…For any era, it’s an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it’s piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….”
Entertainment Weekly
The Vanishing Half

Named a Best Book of 2020 by

  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • NPR
  • People
  • Time Magazine
  • Vanity Fair
  • Glamour

About Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett Photo by Emma Trim

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, The Mothers, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for both the NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, The Vanishing Half, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, longlisted for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Women’s Prize, and named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times.

Bennet has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, a NAACP Image Award Finalist, and one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.

Benefits Darien Library

All funds raised from The Novel Tea will be dedicated to Darien Library resources, including technology, purchasing new books, and supporting programs and guest speakers.

For more information, please contact the Darien Library Administrative Office at 203-669-5220.


Moffly Media

David Harvey Jewelers

Darien Library

DR Bank

The Wyper Family Author Fund

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