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Celebrating 30 years of great author luncheons and literary camaraderie!

*** Our 2018-2019 program of authors and events will be available in August 2018 ***

2017-2018 EVENTS ~ 

IMPORTANT: We meet at Temple Israel of Greater Miami; please click here to find Temple Israel on the map.

Upcoming events

    • April 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Temple Israel | 137 NE 19 Street | Miami, FL 33132
    • 246

    *** UPDATE 3/22/2018 ***

    We have confirmed a replacement author for the same date/time/place as our original luncheon with Martha Grimes.

    Aminatta Forna will join us, presenting her newest novel, Happiness. This EVENTS page will be updated ASAP and an email & mailing will go out immediately thereafter. Please stay tuned!

    Thank you for your understanding. :o)

    *** UPDATE 3/15/2018 ***

    Martha Grimes has suffered an injury and is unable to travel at this time. We are working to finalize the replacement author (for the same date, time & place -- April 25 luncheon at Temple Israel) and we will email everyone as soon as that's official and the new event is open for registration.

    All who have already registered and paid for Lunch with Martha Grimes will be contacted to confirm their desire to transfer their payment to the new luncheon.

    The Knowledge

    Martha Grimes is a New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Grand Master award from the Mystery Writers of America.  Staggeringly prolific, she has penned at least one book a year since her first was published in 1981, when she was 50 years old.  She is perhaps best known for her much beloved character, Richard Jury, a Scotland Yard detective who has appeared in two dozen of her novels.   Reviewers laud her eccentric British humor and praise her “utterly engaging” prose.  Ms. Grimes’ most recent book is The Knowledge, but we can’t tell you anything about it because…well…it’s still a mystery.

    *** Registration closes April 20, 2018. ***

    Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (Available April 3, 2018)

    Photo credit: Unknown

    • April 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Temple Israel | 137 NE 19 Street | Miami, FL 33132
    • 118


    Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives together.

    Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma and to check up on the daughter of friends, his 'niece', Ama, who hasn't called home in a while. It soon emerges that she has been swept up in an immigration crackdown – and now her young son Tano is missing.

    When, by chance, Attila bumps into Jean again, she joins him in his search for Tano, mobilizing into action the network she has built up, mainly from the many West African immigrants working London's myriad streets, of volunteer fox-spotters: security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens. All unite to help and as the search continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds.

    In this delicate yet powerful novel of loves lost and new, of past griefs and of the hidden side of a teeming metropolis, Aminatta Forna asks us to consider the values of the society we live in, our co-existence with one another and all living creatures – and the true nature of happiness.

    *** Registration closes April 19, 2018. ***

    Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

    Photo credit:  Grove Atlantic / Jonathan Ring


Past events

March 22, 2018 CANCELED | Lunch with Ayad Akhtar
March 07, 2018 A Conversation About Books & Film with Mitchell Kaplan & Dennis Scholl
February 16, 2018 Lunch with Amor Towles
January 18, 2018 Lunch with Dani Shapiro
December 14, 2017 Lunch with Kevin Young
November 16, 2017 Lunch with Edwidge Danticat
October 26, 2017 Lunch with Andre Aciman
September 27, 2017 Lunch with Alice McDermott
April 19, 2017 Lunch with David Rieff
March 16, 2017 Lunch with Chitra Divakaruni
February 16, 2017 Lunch with Maureen Corrigan
January 19, 2017 Lunch with Aaron Thier
December 12, 2016 Lunch with Michael Chabon
November 04, 2016 Lunch with Alexander Maksik
October 21, 2016 Lunch with Patricia Engel
September 15, 2016 Lunch with Jonathan Safran Foer

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