An Evening with Jodi Picoult

Monday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm

Coral Gables Congregational Church

3010 De Soto Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 United States

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The Books & Books is thrilled to announce an evening with Jodi Picoult presenting her new historical novel: By Any Other Name (Ballantine, $30.00), where two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—are both forced to hide behind another name to make their voices heard.

Please note: This event is at Coral Gables Congregational Church located at 3010 De Soto BLVD. (across from the Biltmore Hotel).

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TICKETS REQUIRED: All tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and are purchased through Eventbrite. Each ticket admits one (1) guest into the venue and includes one (1) pre-signed copy of By Any Other Name ($30 + tax) and entry into the photo line.

This event is supported by The Books & Books Literary Foundation, which cultivates a love of books and a community of free expression in Miami. Learn more at booksandbooks.com/foundation.


About the Book:

Two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—are both forced to hide behind another name to make their voices heard.

In 1581, Emilia Bassano—like most young women of her day—is allowed no voice of her own. But as the Lord Chamberlain’s mistress, she has access to all theater in England, and finds a way to bring her work to the stage secretly. And yet, creating some of the world’s greatest dramatic masterpieces comes at great cost: by paying a man for the use of his name, she will write her own out of history.

In the present, playwright Melina Green has just written a new work inspired by the life of her Elizabethan ancestor Emilia Bassano. Although the challenges are different four hundred years later, the playing field is still not level for women in theater. Would Melina—like Emilia—be willing to forfeit her credit as author, just for a chance to see her work performed?

Told in intertwining narratives, this sweeping tale of ambition, courage, and desire asks what price each woman is willing to pay to see their work live on—even if it means they will be forgotten.


About the Author:

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, including Mad Honey (co-authored with Jennifer Finney Boylan), Wish You Were Here, The Book of Two Ways, A Spark of Light, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, and My Sister’s Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband.

Details

Date:
Monday, August 26
Time:
7:00 pm

Other

Language
English
Occurrence
Annual

Venue

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd, Miami, FL 33134 United States
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