WCA hosting NY Times’ best-selling author for annual tea

Fiona Davis. Image by Deborah Feingold via author’s website.

The Woman’s Club of Arlington hosts its 10th annual author event Sunday, March 27, at the Henrietta Benstead Senior Center, 60 Columbia Ave., Kearny, at 2 p.m., as it welcomes Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.

Davis is the author of six historical-fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including her newest publications “The Magnolia Palace,” “The Dollhouse,” “The Address” and “The Lions of Fifth Avenue,” a Good Morning America book club pick.

Her novels have been chosen as “One Book, One Community” reads and her articles have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal and O magazine.

Davis will sell and sign copies of her book.

An afternoon luncheon will be served, with a dessert bar of homemade delicacies provided by members of the club.

The event also includes a 50/25-25 drawing and gift basket raffles. Proceeds will be donated to local charities, given as academic scholarships and gifted to Hudson CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Members, friends and history buffs are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $35. Checks, payable to Woman’s Club of Arlington, may be mailed to Patricia Sherwen, 210 Argyle Place, Kearny, N.J. 07032.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact to the Woman’s Club of Arlington at WCArlingtonNJ@gmail.com.

Seating is limited.

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