MJCCA Book Fest presents Alice Hoffman - The Invisible Hour

MJCCA Book Fest presents Alice Hoffman - The Invisible Hour

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2023 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of "The Marriage of Opposites" and the "Practical Magic" series comes an enchanting novel about love, heartbreak, self-discovery, and the enduring magic of books.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes author Alice Hoffman to discuss her novel, "The Invisible Hour."

Individual and couples' tickets, which include a copy of the book, are available via the ticket link below. Masks are optional.

A Cappella will have additional copies for sale at the venue.

About the Book

One brilliant June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her. The Scarlet Letter was written almost two hundred years earlier, but it seems to tell the story of Mia's mother, Ivy, and their life inside the Community—an oppressive cult in western Massachusetts where contact with the outside world is forbidden, and books are considered evil. But how could this be? How could Nathaniel Hawthorne have so perfectly captured the pain and loss that Mia carries inside her?

Through a journey of heartbreak, love, and time, Mia must abandon the rules she was raised with at the Community. As she does, she realizes that reading can transport you to other worlds or bring them to you, and that readers and writers affect one another in mysterious ways. She learns that time is more fluid than she can imagine, and that love is stronger than any chains that bind you.

As a girl Mia fell in love with a book. Now as a young woman she falls in love with a brilliant writer as she makes her way back in time. But what if Nathaniel Hawthorne never wrote The Scarlet Letter? And what if Mia Jacob never found it on the day she planned to die?

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote: "A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."

This is the story of one woman's dream. For a little while it came true.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including "The Book of Magic," "Magic Lessons," "The World That We Knew," "Practical Magic," "The Rules of Magic" (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick), the Oprah's Book Club Selection "Here on Earth," "The Red Garden," "The Dovekeepers," "The Museum of Extraordinary Things," "The Marriage of Opposites," and "Faithful." She lives near Boston.