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David Grann, NYT Bestselling Author, Discusses The Wager, Library’s One Book New Canaan Read

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


New Canaan Library welcomes David Grann, author of the Library’s 2024 One Book New Canaan selection for adults: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder. Celebrated for his bestselling nonfiction works such as The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession, The White Darkness, and Killers of the Flower Moon. His expertise promises an engaging and thought-provoking evening for the community as he shares insights into his research and storytelling.
In The Wager, Grann vividly illustrates the true-life challenges faced during a harrowing journey around Cape Horn in 1742, with a riveting narrative drawn directly from onboard diaries and letters of the crew and captain. Grann’s compelling writing lets the reader explore the gripping accounts of shipwrecked sailors battling for survival in the unforgiving terrain at the end of the world.
One Book New Canaan is a biennial, communal reading experience established by the Library in 2014. The Library strives to bring the community together through shared stories, events, and experiences by exploring a specific book, theme, or body of an author’s work.


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