MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Elinor Lippman | Good Riddance

MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Elinor Lippman | Good Riddance

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), Morris & Rae Frank Theatre
5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

One woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure in "Good Riddance," the delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of "The Inn at Lake Devine" and "On Turpentine Lane."

Lipman will be in conversation with Atlanta's own Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of "All We Ever Wanted."

About the Book

Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.

In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries—not to mention her own family's—take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd.

"Good Riddance" is a pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an author the Washington Post calls an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist."

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If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.

About the Authors

Elinor Lipman is the award-winning author of 11 novels, including "The View from Penthouse B" and "The Inn at Lake Devine." She has published one essay collection, "I Can't Complain," and chronicled the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less— in "Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus." She lives in New York City.

Emily Giffin is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels: "Something Borrowed, Something Blue," "Baby Proof," "Love the One You’re With," "Heart of the Matter," "Where We Belong," "The One & Only," and "First Comes Love." A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.