Darien Library will celebrate summer reading with bestselling author Fiona Davis as she transports readers to another time and place during a discussion of her new blockbuster novel The Chelsea Girls. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore. Refreshments will be served.
Spanning the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.
Fiona Davis began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction. Fiona's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She's a graduate of the College of William & Mary and is based in New York City.