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February
22

February 22

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Women on the Move

What do you do when the person you love most becomes unrecognizable to you?

That’s the question at the heart of the latest novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the first-ever selection for Oprah’s Book Club.  The answer is both simple and agonizing because it is asked by a woman whose 20-year-old son has just been released from prison for murdering his girlfriend, whose neighborhood rallies against him and who has become a community symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice.

How do you love the son whose secrets you do not know?

As masterfully as she did in eleven previous bestselling adult novels, six young adult novels and four children’s books, Mitchard captures readers in this chilling tale, The Good Son, yet another of her stories about individuals caught in a jam they don’t deserve.

All of Mitchard’s adult novels have been bestsellers, and The Deep End of the Ocean became a feature film starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

Tuesday, February 22 | 
11:30 am Eastern
Free
Free

A Virtual Event

 

Sponsored by:
​The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.

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Tuesday, February 22 | 
11:30 am
Free
Free

What do you do when the person you love most becomes unrecognizable to you?

That’s the question at the heart of the latest novel from Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean, the first-ever selection for Oprah’s Book Club.  The answer is both simple and agonizing because it is asked by a woman whose 20-year-old son has just been released from prison for murdering his girlfriend, whose neighborhood rallies against him and who has become a community symbol of white privilege and indifferent justice.

How do you love the son whose secrets you do not know?

As masterfully as she did in eleven previous bestselling adult novels, six young adult novels and four children’s books, Mitchard captures readers in this chilling tale, The Good Son, yet another of her stories about individuals caught in a jam they don’t deserve.

All of Mitchard’s adult novels have been bestsellers, and The Deep End of the Ocean became a feature film starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

A Virtual Event

 

Sponsored by:
​The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.

Women on the Move

A Virtual Series

Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fifth edition of Women on the Move, a virtual series with prominent female authors whose work addresses the currents women navigate through the often-treacherous waters of family, friendship and the intricacies of power. Join us for revealing conversations about those dilemmas, the challenges of writing and how the authors respond to the changing voices of women who refuse to settle.

The series is moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of Moms Dont Have Time to Read Books, one of Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, cohost of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.

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