Books on the Beach 2014 - An Authors' Luncheon|
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
DATE: August 12, 2014
TIME: 11:30AM - 2:30PM
PLACE: Atlantic Beach Club, Newport, RI
AUTHORS: Adam Braver, Jon Land and Tova Mervis
COST: $50 per person (Proceeds from the luncheon will sport the extraordinary work of RI Hadassah.)
RSVP by July 29, 2014 by mailing your check, payable to Rhode Island Hadassah, along with the names of all guests in your party and seating preferences, and specify lunch choices (fish or vegetarian). Send to RI Hadassah Author Luncheon, 50 Cindyann Drive, East Greenwich, RI 02918.
Adam Braver, faculty member and writer-in-residence at Roger Williams University, has written 6 books of historical fiction and numerous articles. His books have been selected for such honors as the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers program and Border’s Original Voices series. His book, "Misfit, " centers on Marilyn Monroe's last weekend at Frank Sinatra's Lake Tahoe resort, and brilliantly imagines her struggle to create an authentic identity and the tragic consequences.
Jon Land is the bestselling author over 25 novels. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude and continues his association with Brown as an alumni advisor. Jon often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty-five year career in martial arts. He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and frequently volunteers in schools to help young people learn to enjoy the process of writing.
His readers have come to know and follow his characters, as they can do with Caitlin Strong, Texas Ranger, in "Strong Rain Falling."
Tova Mirvis is the author of three novels, Visible City, The Outside World and The Ladies Auxiliary, which was a national bestseller. Her essays have appeared in various anthologies and newspapers including The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Commentary, Good Housekeeping, and Poets and Writers, and her fiction has been broadcast on National Public Radio. She has been a Scholar in Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, and Visiting Scholar at The Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. She lives in Newton, MA with her three children.
"Visible City" is an intimate and provocative novel about three couples whose paths intersect in their New York City neighborhood, forcing them all to weigh the comfort of stability against the costs of change.