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Stamford Native, Political Satirist Buckley To Discuss New Book In Darien

Christopher Buckley will sign copies of his new novel Dec. 13 in Darien.
Christopher Buckley will sign copies of his new novel Dec. 13 in Darien. Photo Credit: Barrett Bookstore

DARIEN, Conn. -- Author, Stamford native and political satirist Christopher Buckley will make his only book store appearance for his new novel, "The Relic Master" Sunday at the Barrett Bookstore in Darien.

Buckley, considered by the New York Times, as one of the funniest writers today, will speak and sign copies of his new novel, while visitors enjoy wine, food and plenty of laughter.

The novel is a compelling and hilarious adventure featuring a 16th-century relic hunter and his best friend, Albrecht Dürer, who conspire to forge the Shroud of Turin. Filled with fascinating details about art, religion, politics and science, Vatican intrigue and Buckley’s signature wit, "The Relic Master" is a delightfully rich and intelligent comic adventure.

The son of writer William F. Buckley Jr. and socialite Patricia Buckley, the author graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976 and then shipped out in the U.S. Merchant Marines before becoming the managing editor of Esquire magazine at 24. At age 29, he became chief speechwriter to Vice President George H.W. Bush. Since 1989, he has been founder and editor-in-chief of Forbes Life magazine.

Barrett Bookstore is at 314 Heights Road. To make a reservation, call 203-655-2712.

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