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    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Jennifer Weiner, "That Summer"

    In Conversation with Rebecca Serle, New York Times Bestselling Author

    When: Thursday, 5/27/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Online


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another timely and deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets and the transformative power of female friendship.

    Daisy Shoemaker can't sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she's got it good. So why is she up all night?

    While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she's also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy's driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy's making dinner, Diana's making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana's glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy's simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy? From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner's signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures and the sustaining bonds of friendship.

    About the Author
    Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 18 books, including Good in Bed, That Summer and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

    About the Moderator
    Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives in New York and Los Angeles. Serle developed the hit TV adaptation of her YA series Famous in Love, and is also the author of The Dinner List, and YA novels The Edge of Falling and When You Were Mine. She received her MFA from the New School in NYC. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.

    Note: Book includes signed bookplate and a complimentary That Summer chapstick sent from A Cappella Books.

    All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped by our partner, A Cappella Books, after the event and can take seven to ten business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays.

    Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and A Cappella Books.


    Thursday, May 27
    5:00–6:00 PM
    $36 includes one copy of the book | $6 virtual ticket only
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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