Mount Auburn Hospital Hosts Best Selling Authors to Benefit Breast Center

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Mount Auburn Hospital presents Pink Pages, an evening featuring renowned author Alice Hoffman to benefit the hospital’s Hoffman Breast Center on Monday, May 16, 2016 beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.

The event will feature readings and anecdotes from popular best-selling authors Jodi Picoult, Anita Diamant, Lisa Genova, Lily King, Ann Leary, and Elizabeth Strout.Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic, advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader Joyce Kulhawik will serve as the evening’s emcee.

A bit about the evening’s participants:

Alice Hoffman has been called “America’s literary heir to the Brothers Grimm” and her luminous and remarkable “fables of the everyday” have enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Her novel, Dovekeepers, spent weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was named one of the top books of 2011 by countless news and literary publications. It has been called “…a major contribution to twenty-first century literature” and in 2015 was adapted as a television miniseries. She has written 39 books including Practical Magic and Aquamarine, both of which were made into major motion pictures, as well as, Oprah Book Club selection Here on Earth.  Alice’s work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. Most recently, her book, The Marriage of Opposites, “showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers” and was both a New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller.

Her book, Survival Lessons, details the challenges and triumphs of facing death and living life as a cancer survivor.

Jodi Picoult is one of the top selling novelists in the world with multiple #1 bestsellers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Her highly anticipated latest novel Leaving Time debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She has written 23 notable works including Nineteen Minutes, House Rules, Change of Heart, Second Glance, The Tenth Circle, and My Sister’s Keeper, which was made into a 2009 movie by New Line Cinema. Additionally, five of her novels were made into movies, including My Sister’s Keeper, which won the Teen Choice Award for Summer Movie Drama in 2009, and Jodi is also the recipient of the New England Book Award for Fiction.

Anita Diamant started her career as a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as The Boston Globe,Parenting magazine, and New England Monthly. Her novel, The Red Tent has been published in 25 countries and was adapted as a miniseries by Lifetime TV in 2014. She has also published 7 non-fiction works and 5 novels, the most recent of which, The Boston Girl, was a New York Times Bestseller.

Lisa Genova is a neuroscientist and author of New York Times bestselling novels Left Neglected, Love Anthony,and Inside the O’Briens. Her first novel, Still Alice, is an Academy Award winning film from Sony Pictures Classics that won Julianne Moore the 2015 Best Actress Oscar for her role as Alice Howland. In April of this year, Genova was announced the winner of the third annual Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square, an award recognizing a contemporary storyteller whose work has had a significant impact on public dialogue.

Lily King has written four novels, the first of which, The Pleasing Hour, won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book. Her most recent work, Euphoria, won the inaugural Kirkus Award for Fiction, the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ann Leary is the celebrated author of the New York Times and national bestselling novel, The Good House. She also wrote a memoir titled, An Innocent, A Broad, and the novel Outtakes From a Marriage. She has written both fiction and non-fiction for various magazines and is the co-host of the NPR weekly radio show, Hash Hags.

Elizabeth Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller with 5 notable fiction novels. Her book Olive Kitteridge won her the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and in 2014 was adapted as an HBO miniseries, nominated for 13 Emmys and winning 8. Her most recent work, The Burgess Boys, was published in 2013.

The American Repertory Theater is located at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. The event will take place on May 16 at 6 p.m. There will be a pre-reception with appetizers and drinks, and at the end of the evening the authors will be available to meet attendees and sign books.

All proceeds from Pink Pages will benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital.  For more information and to buy tickets, please visit or call 617-499-5656.

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