Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Amy Blumenfeld, author of "The Cast" to the bookshop on Sunday, March 3rd at 1pm! Amy will be in conversation with Bucks County author, Rachel Levy Lesser followed by a book signing. Refreshments will be served.
All are invited to join us!
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 articles and essays have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, George, and Moment, as well as on the cover of People. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the James A. Wechsler Award for National Reporting. She has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News, FOX News, MSNBC, and NY1, and has contributed to two non-fiction books. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.
ABOUT Rachel Levy Lesser
Rachel Levy Lesser’s articles and essays have appeared in various publications including The Huffington Post, Glamour.com, Parenting.com, Kveller, Modern Loss, Scary Mommy and The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. She is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. In her previous life as a marketing professional, Rachel worked on the business side of Time Inc. on magazines including InStyle, Life, People, Real Simple and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Rachel is the author of four books including Life’s Accessories which will be released from She Writes Press in the fall of 2019. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.
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.