Nashville Jewish Book Series

 Virtual Author Talks LIVE!

All of the following events are presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Palm Beach Gardens, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle

Ticketing information for each event is listed below. If you have issues or questions regarding these events, please contact Alex Heller.

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Harlan Coban, The Boy From the Woods
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Emily Giffin, New York Times Bestselling Author
Sunday, October 25 • 7:00pm CT
Tickets: Book purchase of $23 (includes shipping)

About the Book:
A man with a mysterious past is asked to find a missing teenage girl in this shocking thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away. Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Now an adult, he still doesn't know where he came from, and another child has gone missing. Naomi Pine's disappearance is not taken seriously, not even by her father – but Hester Crimstein, a television criminal attorney who knows through her grandson that Naomi was relentlessly bullied at school, asks Wilde – with whom she shares a tragic connection – to use his unique skills to help find the child. In order to find her, he must venture back into a community where he never fit in and where the powerful are protected even when they harbor secrets that could destroy the lives of millions, and secrets that Wilde must uncover before it’s too late.  

About the Author:
With over 70 million books in print worldwide, Harlan Coben is the #1 New York Times author of thirty-one novels including The Boy From the Woods, Run Away, Fool Me Once, Tell No One and the renowned Myron Bolitar series. His books are published in 43 languages. He is the creator and executive producer for the Netflix television dramas The Stranger, based on his novel, Safe, and several others.

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Joan Lunden, Why Did I Come Into this Room
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, TV Journalist
Sunday, November 8 • 7:00pm CT
Tickets: $11 OR 1 free ticket with book purchase of $36 (includes shipping)

About the Book:
A funny “What to Expect When You're Expecting” for the aging woman, acclaimed journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into various phases of aging in her most candid and revealing book yet. Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or more, this book is full of helpful information. Lunden goes where others fear to tread, openly sharing her anxieties and breakthroughs and how she’s coping with the realities of aging - wrinkles and age spots, expanding waistlines, diminished energy (my get-up-and-go got up and went), weak pelvic floors (yes, we’re talking about leaking), hot flashes, disrupted sleep, changes in sex drive (oh yeah, she goes there), ageism (it exists and it pisses us off), and yes, the real reasons we find ourselves always searching for those car keys! Why Did I Come into This Room? explores the science of aging and how it impacts the body and brain.

About the Author:
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women’s health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered five presidents, five Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.

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John Grisham, A Time for Mercy
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
Wednesday, November 11 • 7:00pm CT
Tickets: $11 OR 1 free ticket with book purchase of $36 (includes shipping)

About the Book:
Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time,  returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers.
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. 

In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
 There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

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Rachel Bloom, I Want to be Where the Normal People Are
Music and Multi-Media Presentation!
Thursday, November 19 • 7:00pm CT
Tickets: $11 OR 1 free ticket with book purchase of $36 (includes shipping)

About the Book:
From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more. Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different," she's come to realize that a lot of people also feel this way; even people who she otherwise thought were "normal." In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, all told in the unique voice (sometimes singing voice) that made her a star; Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness, and Spanx to the story of how she didn't poop in the toilet until she was four years old; Rachel's pieces are hilarious, smart, and infinitely relatable (except for the pooping thing).

About the Author:
Rachel Bloom is best known as the star and co-creator of the CW musical dramedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she earned a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for her performance as "Rebecca Bunch" as well as an Emmy Award for the show's songwriting. As a live performer, she has sold out Radio City Music Hall and The London Palladium and recently had a residency at the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In April, she starred in the movie Trolls World Tour as "Barb." She will be writing the music and lyrics for The Nanny on Broadway.

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Past Events 

         
Erin Brockovich, Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, TV Journalist

Watch after the event, here       

 
 
Jon Meacham, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dean and President, Morehouse School of Medicine

Watch here  

 
Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with author Judy Blume

 

Deepak Chopra, Total Meditation: Practices in Living the Awakened Life 
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk, Q & A + Short Meditation
With guest host Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer

            
I Am Anne Frank & I Am Benjamin Franklin
(Ordinary People Change the World Series)
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Journalist

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
For children ages 5 - 8


Steve Madden, The Cobbler
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
In Conversation with Holly Firfer, TV Journalist


Yotem Ottolenghi, Ottolenghi Flavor
ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A
With co-author Ixta Belfrage
In Conversation with Lee Shrager, Founder, South Beach Wine & Food Festival


 

 



 

 

 

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