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Author Rhiannon Navin visits Pequot Library to discuss novel ‘Only Child,’ about school-shooting survivor

March 19, 2019

Author Rhiannon Navin will discuss her debut novel, “Only Child,” about a boy who survives a school shooting, at Pequot Library on Sunday, March 24.

Told from the perspective of a 6-year-old boy, “Only Child” is a story of “healing, family and the exquisite wisdom of children, who remind us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts, and that the quietest voices speak the loudest,” the library said in a news release.

The event takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. and includes a 30- to 40-minute author talk, Q&A, book sales and signing. The program is free. Click here for details.

According to her website, Navin’s book “tells the story of six-year-old Zach, who survives a deadly shooting in his school by hiding in his classroom closet. In the middle of the raw and devastating aftermath, Zach finds the strength and determination to help the adults in his life rediscover the love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hour.”

Navin grew up in Bremen, Germany, in a family of book-crazy women. Her career in advertising brought her to New York City, where she worked for several large agencies before becoming a full-time mother and writer. She now lives outside of New York City with her husband, three children, two cats and one dog.

Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Fairfield’s Southport section. 203-259-0346, ext. 115.