Amy Blumenfeld - "The Cast" with Randy Susan Meyers
ABOUT THE CAST
Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a Saturday Night Live–style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. The show’s running time was only ninety minutes, but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery, and the group—Jordana, Seth, Holly, and Lex—became her supporting cast for life. On the silver anniversary of Becca Night Live, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca’s good health—but nothing goes as planned. The happy holiday card facades everyone’s been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. Through humor, drama, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of deep, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy Blumenfeld’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention and on the cover of People. She has contributed to two non-fiction books and been interviewed on MSNBC, CBS Evening News and FOX News. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from the Barnard College of Columbia University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the James A. Wechsler Award for National Reporting. Amy lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. THE CAST, her first novel to be released in August 2018, is the gold winner of the 2018 IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in Popular Fiction. For more, visit amyblumenfeld.com.
For this event, Amy will be in conversation with Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Widow of Wall Street.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
The drama of Randy Susan Meyers' novels is informed by her years spent bartending, her ten years working with violent offenders, and too many years enamored with bad boys. Two of her three novels (The Murderer’s Daughters and Accidents of Marriage) were finalists for the Mass Book Awards (2010 & 2015) and included as a “Must Read Book” by the Massachusetts Council of the Book. Her next novel, The Widow of Wall Street releases April 11, 2017.
Raised in Brooklyn New York, Randy now in Boston with her husband and is the mother of two grown daughters. She teaches writing seminars at Boston’s Grub Street Writers’ Center.
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