Bestselling YA Author Sarah Dessen at Fairfield Bookstore Jun. 8
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Bestselling YA Author Sarah Dessen at Fairfield Bookstore Jun. 8

Sarah Dessen will be at the Fairfield University Downtown Bookstore, Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the 2nd floor, to read from her new novel, Once and for All, answer questions from fans and sign copies. To reserve a copy of Once and for All and a spot at the event, please stop by or call the bookstore—everyone purchasing a copy of her book will receive a ticket for the Sarah Dessen reading and signing.  

How many true loves do you get in one lifetime? Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine and ‘the big day’ comes nearly once a week.

“Romance, humor, kindhearted characters, and a touch of painful reality make this another sure bet for Dessen fans.” – Kirkus review

Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged now that he’s met the one he really wants. In Once And For All, maybe Louna’s second chance is standing right in front of her?

“Dessen, the newest recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, offers up her thirteenth novel, and it’s everything readers have come to love about her work….no one else does summer love like Dessen.” – Booklist review

Sarah Dessen received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults at the 2017 American Library Association Youth Media Awards. She is the author of 12 previous novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers Saint Anything, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal.

Dessen’s books are frequently chosen for the Teens’ Top Ten list and the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. They have been translated into 25 languages. Sarah Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in creative writing. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jay and their daughter, Sasha Clementine.

Contact: Nancy L. Quinn/Special Events Coordinator at or 203-255-7756 ext. 501 for additional information.

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