Desmond-Fish Hosts Book Programs Starting June 20

Local authors discuss and sign works

Leonora Burton will discuss her memoir Lament of an Expat: How I Discovered America and Tried to Mend It Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Much of the book takes place in Philipstown and details how strange the United States looks through this pair of Welsh eyes.

Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. Roger Lipsey will talk about his new biography Dag Hammarskjöld: A Life. Kirkus Reviews called it “a monumental life, spiritual and intellectual more than purely biographical, of the great Swedish diplomat and author.”

Patricia King, whose penname is Annamaria Alfieri, will share her new novel Blood Tango Saturday, June 29, also at 2 p.m. Manuel Munoz said: “With a spectacular cast of characters who cover the wide spectrum of Argentine politics in the Perón era, Annamaria Alfieri fashions a sly mystery around the most intriguing figure of them all, Eva.”

Each of these programs is free and open to all. The authors’ books will be for sale, and Leonora Burton, Roger Lipsey and Patricia King will be available to sign them. The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 (near the intersection with 9D). For more information, go to or call 845-424-3020.

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