Alisha Berger Gorder of Easton will discuss her debut novel, “Joy: A Modern Fable,” with moderator Nancy Doniger at a virtual author talk on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Fairfield University Bookstore.

“JOY is a rare find, a balm for these uncertain times, one that will restore your faith in the goodness of people and in the healing power of kindness,” according to the event description. “You will laugh, cry, feel, and hope. You will root for the characters you meet and you will come away better for having taken the time to meet them. The reading is light, but Gorder’s observations are deep, a signpost for those who believe we are all connected and that we are all part of something bigger.”

Gorder’s work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Post, The Hartford Courant, The Patriot Ledger, and The Easton Courier. She is also a published short story writer and OpEd columnist.

Doniger has worked as a journalist for three decades and is executive editor of the Easton Courier. She co-teaches Professional Journalism Production with Jim Castonguay at at Sacred Heart University. 

On Thursday, Dec. 10 James Ross will discuss his new historical fiction, “Hunting Teddy Roosevelt,” also at 7 p.m. Ross has at various times been a Peace Corps Volunteer and CBS News Producer in the Congo, a Congressional Staffer and a Wall Street Lawyer.

December 2020 Virtual Author Talks at the Fairfield University Downtown Bookstore

All those interested in joining these free virtual author talks are encouraged to visit Facebook @ FairfieldUBookstore on event night and watch live. Signed copies will be available for purchase online @ or in-store at the Downtown Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield, Conn.

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Contact Phone: 203-255-7756 Ext 501

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