Afternoon Tea with Betsy Lerner

Fairfield Public Library hosts an Afternoon Tea with Betsy Lerner, author of The Bridge Ladies on Tuesday, June 28, from 2-3:45 p.m.

For 50 years Betsy Lerner’s mother Roz played bridge with the same four women.  Lerner practically grew up with them.  But it isn’t until Lerner is helping her mother recover from surgery that she realizes she doesn’t really know these women, or her mother, very well.  As she learns their stories and how to play bridge, she discovers insights into cross-generational divides and mother-daughter relationships.  Publisher’s Weekly said “This beautifully written, bittersweet story of ladies of a certain age and era will have wide appeal.”  Join us when Lerner visits to talk about her compelling memoir.  Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served.  Registration is required.

Betsy Lerner is also the author of The Forest for the Trees and Food and Loathing.  She has an MFA from Columbia University in Poetry and was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize.  She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors Under 35.  After working as an editor for 15 years, she became an agent and is currently a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency.

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

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