Author Didion at appear at Fairfield U.
The program is planned at 7 p.m. in the center's Oak Room. Tickets are $10.
In "Blue Nights," Didion recounts the death of her daughter, Quintana, at age 39, not long after the author's husband of 40 years died.
Didion will read from "Blue Nights" and talk about her career as a novelist, journalist and screenwriter, the library said in a news release.
In the recent memoir about the death of her only child, Didion examines her thoughts, fears, doubts about having children, illness and growing old.
It is a sequel to "The Year of Magical Thinking," her 2005 memoir about the death of her husband, screenwriter John Gregory Dunne.
Didion's novels include "Play It as It Lays" and "The Book of Common Prayer." She and Dunne collaborated on the screenplays for "The Panic in Needle Park," "A Star is Born," and several other films.
To reserve tickets, call Laura Keller at 203-254-4110.