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June 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Virtual Author Series: Sisterhood and Challah with Jennifer Weiner and Katie Kempner
Join us for an engaging conversation with New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner as she and Katie discuss everything from books, family, writing, movies, the complexities of the world today and how to make a fabulous Shabbat challah. Purchase of ticket includes one copy of her latest book, Big Summer, as well as her famous challah recipe.
A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and down.
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.
Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.
A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.
About the Author:
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including Mrs. Everything, the children’s book The Littlest Bigfoot, 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.
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.