MJCCA Book Fest – Pam Jenoff and Kristina McMorris

November 14, 2023 Atlanta $13.00 - $16.00
CAL_1114 Pam Jenoff and Kristina McMorris Oct 31

The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Pam Jenoff, Code Name Sapphire: A Novel and Kristina McMorris, The Ways We Hide: A Novel


Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing


Pam Jenoff, Code Name Sapphire


Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice, Code Name Sapphire is a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.


1942. Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to get out of occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.


Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Matteo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves?




Pam Jenoff is the author of sev­er­al books of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion, includ­ing The New York Times best­sellers The Lost Girls of Paris, The Orphan’s Tale, The Diplo­mat’s Wife, and The Woman With the Blue Star. Her nov­els are inspired by her expe­ri­ences work­ing as the Spe­cial Assis­tant to the Sec­re­tary of the Army at the Pen­ta­gon and as a diplo­mat for the State Depart­ment in Poland.


Kristina McMorris, The Ways We Hide


From the New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday―over a million copies sold―comes a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path. As a lit­tle girl raised amid the hard­ships of Michi­gan’s Cop­per Coun­try, Fen­na Vos learned to focus on her own sur­vival. That abil­i­ty sus­tains her even now as the Sec­ond World War rages in far­away coun­tries. Though she per­forms onstage as the assis­tant to an unruly escape artist, behind the cur­tain she’s the mas­ter­mind of their act. Yet for all her plan­ning, Fen­na does­n’t fore­see being called upon by British mil­i­tary intel­li­gence. Tasked with design­ing escape aids to thwart the Ger­mans, MI9 seeks those with spe­cial­ized skills for a war near­ing its break­ing point. Fen­na reluc­tant­ly joins the uncon­ven­tion­al team as an inven­tor. But when a test of her loy­al­ty draws her deep into the fray, she dis­cov­ers no mis­sion is more treach­er­ous than escap­ing one’s past.




Kristi­na McMor­ris is a New York Times best­selling author of two novel­las and six nov­els, includ­ing Sold on a Mon­day, with more than twen­ty nation­al lit­er­ary awards. A Pep­per­dine Uni­ver­si­ty grad­u­ate, she lives near Portland.


Books will be available for purchase on the day of the event from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
$13.00 Member Ticket
$16.00 Community Ticket
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