Bestselling Author Taylor Jenkins Reid to Headline Darien Library’s Seventh Annual Novel Tea Fundraiser

Darien Library is thrilled to present its Seventh Annual Novel Tea fundraiser featuring New York Times-bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.

The luncheon will be held at Wee Burn Country Club on Wednesday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the discussion will be moderated by Darien’s own Page Berger, Marketing and Events Director at Barrett Bookstore.

“We are honored to welcome Taylor Jenkins Reid, who will join us to discuss her bestselling novels Malibu RisingDaisy Jones and the SixThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo; and her highly-anticipated new book, Carrie Soto Is Back, set to be released this month, said Elena Whidden, Development Chair for the Darien Library Board of Trustees. “This is an event not to be missed!”

The event will also include a silent auction with exclusive items. All funds raised from the Novel Tea will be dedicated to library resources, including new technology, purchasing new books and materials, and supporting all programs and guest speakers.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for purchase, and single tickets will be on sale in September, pending availability. All sponsors are invited to a private meet-and-greet reception with Taylor Jenkins Reid and will also receive a signed copy of Carrie Soto Is Back. Additional books will also be available for purchase courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.

Already committed sponsors for The Novel Tea include The Wyper Family Author Fund; JP Morgan Private Bank; New Canaan, Darien, & Rowayton Magazine; DR Bank; David Harvey Fine Jewelers; Deane Distinctive Design and Cabinetry; Lynne Somerville-Compass; and Sheree Frank – Houlihan Insurance. For additional sponsorship opportunities, tickets, and more information, please visit darienlibrary.org/noveltea or contact the Darien Library Administrative Office at 203-669-5220.

About Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times-bestselling author and screenwriter of eight novels that explore love in all its complexity. She writes and speaks candidly about women’s issues, relationships, marriage, and the writing process. Her forthcoming novel, Carrie Soto Is Back, is a powerful story about the cost of greatness in which a legendary pro tennis player attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime. Reid’s most recent novel, Malibu Rising, is a New York Times bestseller and #ReadWithJenna book club pick that is set to be adapted as a Hulu television series.


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