The MJCCA Book Fest

From October 30 to November 18, 2018, the Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 27 years of bringing culture and conversation to the Southeast. 

According to Book Festival Co-Chair Bea Grossman, “More than 13,000 people will come to engage with and listen to their favorite authors. The festival features 45+ authors, from acclaimed actors to renowned political figures, historians, memoirists and novelists.”

“We are also excited to present many local Atlanta authors,” adds Book Festival Co-Chair Susie Hyman. “We truly have something for every book lover in Atlanta.”

AUTHOR LINEUP

  • Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. – TOM HANKS, Uncommon Type: Some Stories
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  • Saturday, November 3, 8:15 p.m. – SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN, With Liberty and Justice / With his son, MATT LIEBERMAN, Lucius

 

  • Sunday, November 4, 12 p.m. – REBECCA ERBELDING, Rescue Board; and RICK RICHMAN, Racing Against History

 

  • Sunday, November 4, 3:30 p.m. – IZZY EZAGUI, Disarmed and ZIV KOREN, Snapshot

 

  • Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. – MIKE LUCKOVICH, A Very Stable Genius

 

  • Monday, November 5, 12 p.m. – DORIE GREENSPAN, Everyday Dorie

 

  • Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. – NORMAN EISEN, The Last Palace

 

  • Tuesday, November 6, 12 p.m. – MIMI SWARTZ, Ticker

 

  • Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. – WILLIAM COUPON, Portraits

 

  • Wednesday, November 7, 12 p.m. – YVETTE MANESSIS CORPORON, Something Beautiful Happened; and LAURIE BETHMORALES, Bulletproof

 

  • Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. –  ALLISON YARROW, 90s Bitch and EMMA GRAY, A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance

 

  • Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. – SUSAN STACHLER and LAURA STACHLER, The Cookie Cure; SALLY MUNDELL, Packaging Good; and RUBY MUNDELL, Kindness Come In    

 

  • Thursday, November 8, 12:30 p.m. – MARTIN FLETCHER, Promised Land: A Novel of Israel; and ANDREW GROSS, Button Man: A Novel

 

  • Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m. – Kristallnacht Commemoration at the Besser Memorial Holocaust Garden

 

  • Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. – MOHAMMED AL SAMAWI, The Fox Hunt

 

  • Friday, November 9, 12 p.m. – JASON SHEFFIELD, Son of a Bitch: A Novel; and JAMIE WEISMAN, We Are Gathered: A Novel

 

  • Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m. – LIANE MORIARTY, Nine Perfect Strangers: A Novel

 

  • Sunday, November 11, 12 p.m. – EDITH SHEFFER, Asperger’s Children; and DAWN RAFFEL, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

 

  • Sunday, November 11, 3:30 p.m. – ANNA QUINDLEN, Alternate Side: A Novel

 

  • Sunday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. – STUART EIZENSTAT, President Carter

 

  • Monday, November 12, 10 a.m. – JACK BARSKY, Deep Undercover

 

  • Monday, November 12, 12:30 p.m. – JENNA BLUM, The Lost Family: A Novel

 

  • Monday, November 12, 7:30 p.m. – MAIRA KALMAN AND ALEX KALMAN, Sara Berman’s Closet 

 

  • Tuesday, November 13, 12 p.m. – CHLOE BENJAMIN, The Immortalists: A Novel

 

  • Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. – DAVID SANGER, The Perfect Weapon

 

  • Wednesday, November 14, 12 p.m. – KITTY ZELDIS, Not Our Kind: A Novel

 

  • Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. – SALLY KOHN, The Opposite of Hate

 

  • Thursday, November 15, 10 a.m. – JOCELYN WURZBURG, Jocie

 

  • Thursday, November 15, 12:30 p.m. – RONALD H. BALSON, The Girl from Berlin: A Novel; and STEVEN HARTOV, The Soul of a Thief: A Novel

 

  • Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. – MICHAEL COLES and CATHERINE LEWIS, Time to Get Tough 

 

  • Friday, November 16, 12 p.m. – MICHAEL SOLOMONOV & STEVEN COOK, 

 

  • Saturday, November 17, 8 p.m. – JON MEACHAM, The Soul of America

 

  • Sunday, November 18, 12 p.m. – KENNY LEON, Take You Wherever You Go
     
  • Sunday, November 18, 3:30 p.m. – STEVE ISRAEL, Big Guns: A Novel
     
  • Sunday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. – PETER SAGAL, The Incomplete Book of Running