Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:00 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom
From 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.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes author Jennifer Weiner for a discussion of her latest novel, “That Summer” on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8 PM (EST). The author will appear in conversation with bestselling author of “In Five Years,” Rebecca Serle.
This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and A Cappella Books.
Tickets options are as follows:
-Admit one for $6 (does not include a copy of the book); or
-Admit one for $36 (includes a signed copy of “That Summer” featuring a bookplate signed by the author and a complimentary “That Summer” chapstick. Price covers shipping.)
All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.
About the Book
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.