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Friday
04
MAY

Rescue & Jessica - special on-campus book event

10:00
13:00
Fairfield University Bookstore
Event organized by Fairfield University Bookstore

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Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Quick Center for the Arts! Married authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes and their black lab service dog named Rescue will present the release of their new book, Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship, illustrated by Scott Magoon.

Kensky and Downes will speak to Fairfield Elementary school children in Grades 2 and 3 during two sessions. Rescue & Jessica is based on a real-life partnership and a heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog that will illuminate and inspire. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, who each lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and have a service dog named Rescue, affectingly weave fact and fiction in their debut book, Rescue & Jessica.

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat please email: FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com with number of people attending. Please leave your phone number & specify which session you would like to attend as space is limited—Session#1 begins at 10am and Session#2 begins at 1pm. Each session will be approximately 45 minutes in length including time for Q&A. Signed copies of Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship will be available for purchase at the event.