MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Jodi Picoult in conversation with Emily Henry - Wish You Were Here Virtual Event

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Jodi Picoult in conversation with Emily Henry - Wish You Were Here Virtual Event

Monday, Nov 29, 2021 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ”Small Great Things” and ”The Book of Two Ways” comes “a powerfully evocative story of resilience and the triumph of the human spirit” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of ”Malibu Rising”) 

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes author Jodi Picoult for a discussion of her latest novel, “Wish You Were Here” with New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 8 PM (EST). 

If you’d like to submit a question for the audience Q&A portion of the event, please fill out this google form

This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.

Tickets options include a signed hardcover copy of “Wish You Were Here.” All books will be shipped after the event.

About the Book

Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.

But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.

Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders.

In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels, including ”Small Great Things,” ”Leaving Time,” “The Storyteller,” “Lone Wolf,” “Sing You Home,” and ”My Sister’s Keeper.” She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, ”Between the Lines” and ”Off the Page.” Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.