One Book One Town Author Event with Ivan Maisel

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Author Talk

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All Ages
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This is the signature event of Fairfield's One Book One Town 2023. Join us as we welcome the author of I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye,  Fairfield's own Ivan Maisel.  We are honored to host Ivan at Fairfield University's Regina A Quick Center for the Arts, located at 1073 North Benson Road.

I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye is an honest, deeply emotional memoir in which the author reflects on the loss of his son Max to suicide, the impact of grief on family and community, and the painful journey that brought Ivan to a place where he could see grief as an expression of love.  “One Book, One Town selections are meant to promote discussion within our community,” remarked Scott Jarzombek, Town Librarian.  “The themes of grief and loss that this book explore touch everyone, making this an ideal choice for a town-wide read that will, we hope, start an important conversation.”  And since what Ivan and his family experienced was felt throughout the entire community, the memoir holds special meaning to the people of Fairfield.

Registration for this event is required.  Please call (203) 256-3160 with any questions.