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Library Book Talk Series Starts With Darien Native's Work On Cheese

The Darien Library's Book Discussion series continues this week.
The Darien Library's Book Discussion series continues this week. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Darien Library

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Library will kick off its Fall Book Discussion Series this week.

The series begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the discussion of Michael Paterniti’s "The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese" at the Darien Library, according to a news release.

According to the book's synopsis, "in the fall of 1991, at Zingerman’s deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael Paterniti encountered a piece of cheese. Not just any cheese. This was Paramo de Guzmán, a rare Spanish queso, which was one of the most sought-after delicacies on earth. Paterniti travels to Spain and discovers that the story of this cheese is nothing like the idyllic slow-food fable he first imagined. Instead, he’s sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot. As the village begins to spill its long-held secrets, Paterniti finds himself implicated in the very story he is writing."

The Fall Book Discussion Series will also include discussions on "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, with the Nov. 20 discussion to be determined. Library staff members will lead the discussions, according to the release.

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