Meet, listen to three authors at Darien Library
Published 4:32 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2013
Attenberg is the author of "The Middlesteins"; Schaap, "Drinking with Men"; and Wolitzer, "The Interestings."
"The Middlesteins" is the story of Edie and Richard Middlestein's solid family life together as it starts to disintegrate due to Edie's lifelong obsession with food -- she eats, sleeps and dreams about her local Chinese restaurant.
When Richard jumps ship, it's up to the next generation to take charge. Robin, the schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie.
Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family guy, just wants things to be copacetic. His uptight wife Rachelle, who obsesses about being uber-thin, is intent on saving her mother-in-law's life, but this task proves more complicated and a lot more emotionally draining than planning her twins' extravagant b'nai mitzvah party.
Schaap's memoir "Drinking with Men" starts with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where, at 15, she told commuters' fortunes in exchange for beer, and continues as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn.
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In her memoir, Schaap celebrates the camaraderie and community one can only find at her local haunt.
The summer that President Richard Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable in Wolitzer's "The Interestings." Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed.
The novel follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.
A book signing will follow the authors' presentations. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.
For more information information or to register, call 203-655-1234 or visit darienlibrary.org.