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May 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

That Summer: A Virtual Event with Jennifer Weiner and Katie Kempner!


May 15, 2021
12:00 pm

Books & Books and Temple Beth Sholom present…

A Virtual Event with Jennifer Weiner

In conversation with Katie Kempner

That Summer

(Atria, $28)

Saturday, May 15 12pm ET


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.

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 eighteen 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. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

About the Moderator:

KATIE KEMPNER is the creator and host of “Perspectives with Katie Kempner”, a long running series of conversations with remarkable working women balancing busy lives. Perspectives can be found as a podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play and as a limited video series on Amazon Prime.

Katie is also the founder of Kempner Communications, a high-end business communications consultancy based in Miami, Los Angeles and NYC. She is the very proud mother of a son and daughter and lives in Miami Beach with her husband and two dogs.