The Chattahoochee Review in partnership with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Altanta (MJCCA) is pleased to support the 25th Annual Book Festival of the MJCCA. Taking place from November 5-20, the festival will feature a lineup of the year’s most exceptional authors, celebrities, and thought-leaders including Jonathan Safran Foer, Kenny Loggins, and Jeffrey Toobin.
In this, its fifth consecutive year of community partnership with the festival, The Chattahoochee Review is honored to have been selected to host New York Times bestselling author, Alice Hoffman, on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the center’s Zaban Park facility. Ms. Hoffman will be discussing her latest novel, Faithful, in conversation with Melissa Long, Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter for Atlanta’s WXIA 11-Alive television station.
From one of the most distinguished novelists writing today comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to overcome a childhood event that threatens to forever define her. In Faithful, Alice Hoffman introduces readers to Shelby Richmond, an ordinary Long Island girl, until the night an extraordinary and tragic accident destroys her best friend’s future, leaving Shelby with a crippling burden of guilt. Deftly moving from Shelby’s bleak, self-imposed penance for all that has gone wrong in her life to the radiance of her self-assured fortitude for all that can be made right, Hoffman presents a beautifully crafted portrait of what can happen when a life gets turned inside out, and how the power of love, family, and fate can restore the sense of equilibrium we all seek for our souls.
To hear Alice Hoffman discuss the writing of Faithful, purchase tickets online at The Chattahoochee Review‘s community partnership discount rate of $13 (Full Price: $18). To receive the discount, use the coupon code “GSU” when prompted during the payment process. All-access series tickets to the festival can also be purchased to the full 16 days of the event for a discounted rate of $115 (Full Price: $145). Select the “Series Tickets” option during the payment process and enter the coupon code “GSU Series” when prompted to do so.
Tickets to all of the events at the 25th Annual Book Festival of the MJCCA can also be purchased via phone by calling the MJCCA Box Office at 678.812.4005. Be sure to mention the appropriate ticket discount codes to receive The Chattahoochee Review community partnership discount rates.
ABOUT ALICE HOFFMAN: Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received an Edith Mirrielees Fellowship from Stanford University’s Creative Writing Center, receiving an MA in creative writing. She has published a total of 23 novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Hoffman currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts. More information about Alice Hoffman can be found on her Website.