Thursday, July 23, 2015

DCJCC Presents Author Jennifer Weiner, August 12th

Author Jennifer Weiner (Photo: Tamara Staples)

From our friends at the DCJCC...

Bestseller to Discuss Her New Book, Who Do You Love: A Novel, on August 12

Author and New York Times columnist Jennifer Weiner has become a beloved and influential voice for a generation of women. Her latest novel, Who Do You Love, is a beautiful story about how the people we choose to love define who we become. The Washington DCJCC is honored to present Weiner, as she discusses her new book on Wednesday, August 12, at 7:30 PM at the DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy’s taken back to a doctor and Rachel’s sent back to her bed, they think they’ll never see each other again.

Rachel grows up in an affluent Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent for running. Over the next three decades, their paths cross in magical and ordinary ways, as they grow together and apart in starts and stops. But Rachel and Andy never forget that night in the hospital waiting room all of those years ago, a chance encounter that changed the course of both of their lives.

Who Do You Love is a sweeping, fresh, and intimate tale about the passage of time and the differences between people. It touches on class, race, religion, celebrity, charity, what makes us strong, what renders us vulnerable, and how the people we choose to love, and how we love them, defines who we become - how the measure of a life is who you love.

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 14 books. With over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries, her books have spent a combined total of more than five years on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She worked as a newspaper reporter in central Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, where she wrote series of popular columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Praise for Jennifer Weiner:
 • "One of the biggest names in popular fiction." - USA Today

• "Compulsively readable... Weiner’s skill is in the specifics. There’s no doubt she knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well." - The New York Times Book Review

Venue: Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $30 (Includes copy of book); Priority seating and signing: $50

Information: (202) 777-3254;

This program is part of the Washington DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, which invites acclaimed authors for stimulating conversations with authors and fellow readers.

The Washington DCJCC works to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services. The DJCC is committed to welcoming everyone in the community; membership and all activities are open to all. The DCJCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and a designated agency of the United Way.