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The Novel Tea Fundraiser Featuring Yaa Gyasi

Photo Credit: Michael Lionstar

Darien Library presents the Second Annual Novel Tea fundraiser, featuring Yaa Gyasi, bestselling author of Homegoing. The lunch will be held at Wee Burn Country Club on Wednesday, March 29th, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Single tickets are currently on sale for $135, and Benefactor Tables may be purchased for $2,500. 

The unforgettable New York Times bestseller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

Yaa Gyasi is a recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2016 "5 Under 35" Award, and was just named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Homegoing was named a New York Times 2016 Notable Book, one of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016, NPR’s Debut Novel of the Year, one of Buzzfeed’s Best Fiction Books of 2016, and one of Time’s Top 10 Novels of 2016. 

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

The Novel Tea is sponsored by New Canaan/Darien Magazine. Visit the darienlibrary.org/noveltea for tickets and more information.

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