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Literati Bookstore is delighted to welcome Jennifer Weiner to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor in support of her latest novel, Mrs. Everything. The program will feature a conversation with Cynthia Canty, host of Stateside on Michigan Radio. A book signing will follow. Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the JCC.
Tickets are general admission and include a hardcover copy of Mrs. Everything, to be picked up at the event. Literati will have additional copies of Jennifer Weiner's previous titles available for purchase. Limited parking will be available on the premises of the JCC, but additional street parking is available on Pebble Creek Dr. and Birch Hollow Dr. surrounding the JCC.
About the book: Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect "Dick and Jane" house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.
But the truth ends up looking differently than what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and Women’s Lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture, and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, or has a life that feels authentic, or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?
In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?
About the author: Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, 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.
Questions about the event? Email John@LiteratiBookstore.com