MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Alyson Richman and Pam Jenoff

MJCCA Page from the Book Festival Presents Alyson Richman and Pam Jenoff

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 7:00 PM

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

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) welcomes Alyson Richman, the #1 international bestselling author of "The Velvet Hours," and Pam Jenoff, author of the instant New York Times bestseller "The Orphan’s Tale."

Atlanta author Zoe Fishman will interview both Richman and Jenoff.

About The Secret of Clouds

In her second year teaching sixth-grade English, Maggie Topper is chosen for a special assignment: to privately tutor a student with serious health issues that prevent him from attending class with other kids. Although she agrees to the assignment, her decision is clouded with painful memories from her own childhood.

It isn’t easy for her to make a connection with Yuri Krasny, the son of two Ukrainian immigrants, until Maggie uncovers his passion for baseball. As she uses the sport to get Yuri more interested in her lessons, he begins to slowly open up to her. Piece by piece his story comes together, starting back when his mother, a ballerina in Kiev, met an earnest young student hoping for a better future…before a terrible accident changed their lives forever.

Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspire Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she’ll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her—until she needs that strength the most…

About The Lost Girls of Paris

In 1946, Grace Healy is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home--their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother-turned-agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor, and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines the light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood, and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

A Cappella proudly serves as the official bookseller for all Book Festival of the MJCCA events.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy of Alyson Richman's "The Secret of Clouds."

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy of Pam Jenoff's "The Lost Girls of Paris."

About the Authors

Alyson Richman is the international bestselling author of "The Velvet Hours," "The Garden of Letters," "The Lost Wife," "The Last Van Gogh," "The Rhythm of Memory," "The Mask Carver’s Son," and "Grand Central." She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.

Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestseller "The Orphan's Tale." She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Jenoff’s novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.

Zoe Fishman is the author of "Inheriting Edith," "Driving Lessons," "Saving Ruth," and "Balancing Acts." Her latest novel "Invisible as Air" is slated for publication in September 2019. Fishman's the recipient of many awards, including a New York Post Pick, and has been featured on NBC’s Atlanta & Co. as well as in Publishers Weekly and The Huffington Post. She lives in Atlanta with her two sons.