Meet 'The Perfect Mother' author

Journalist and author Nina Darnton will visit The Fairfield Public Library to talk about her new book, The Perfect Mother Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., (rescheduled) in the Rotary Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

The Perfect Mother is an imaginative thriller that probes the dark side of parenthood. Inspired by the Amanda Knox case, this riveting novel examines the complex questions of how well we know our children — and how far would we go to protect them. How much are we responsible for their actions? How much can we believe in their innocence in the face of possibly incriminating information?

In the novel, Jennifer Lewis’s carefully orchestrated life is shattered when her daughter, who’s studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested for the brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake. But as details of the crime emerge, even she begins to doubt her daughter. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Registration is requested.

Come and meet Nina Darnton, a former psychologist, a seasoned writer for Newsweek and a former frequent contributor to the New York Times. She published the book An African Affair in 2011, based on her five years living in Africa. As a freelancer, she has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, More and Elle. She has also contributed on-air essays for the PBS NewsHour and covered the Polish Solidarity movement for National Public Radio. She is married to New York Times reporter and bestselling novelist John Darnton and lives in New York City.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information on this and other programs, visit or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public library on Twitter: and Facebook:

Journalist and author Nina Darnton

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