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Wilton Library Welcomes Author Lauren Acampora

Author Lauren Acampora will be at The Wilton Library on July 14.
Author Lauren Acampora will be at The Wilton Library on July 14. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Library welcomes author Lauren Acampora with her debut fiction, "The Wonder Garden," on Tuesday, July 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Amazon’s Debut of the Month and BBC’s 10 Books to Read in May are just some of the accolades so far for this writer, who grew up in the area. The event is free, but registration highly recommended. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan.

“The dark underside of picture-perfect suburban life is familiar territory in American fiction, but Acampora brings fresh insight to the theme in this debut collection, offering short stories that connect various residents in an upscale Connecticut town. Their problems are not new (infidelity, failed marriages, kids on drugs), but these suburbanites have enough quirks and stories intriguing enough to keep readers turning the pages,” noted the Library Journal Review.

According to the author the town is an “invented hybrid of towns in the area: Darien, Wilton, Ridgefield, Katonah, Bedford. It's located on the Long Island Sound like Darien, but with the Victorian houses of Katonah, the horse farms of Bedford, and Wilton and Ridgefield's high density of early Colonial homes.”

The Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton, Conn. For more information, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950.

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