The Darien Community Association (DCA) will hold a book talk and signing with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. with a 6:45 reception. Her latest novel, Manhattan Beach, is 2018’s One Book, One New York winner.

Manhattan Beach is a World War II-era novel which tells the intertwined stories of Anna Kerrigan, a Brooklyn Navy Yard diver, her father Eddie Kerrigan, a longshoreman turned small-time gangster, and Dexter Styles, Eddie’s inscrutable and connected boss.

The event will support the nonprofit mission of the DCA in the historic Meadowlands mansion, to be decorated for the holidays. This event is held in conjunction with Barrett Bookstore. Signed copies of Egan’s books will also be available for purchase. The author will personalize any of her books as well.

This event is $60 for DCA members or $85 public. Ticket price Includes a signed paperback book and a glass of wine. Prepayment is required by Friday, Nov. 30. To register, go to or contact the DCA at or 203-655-9050, ext. 10. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road.