Breakfast with Delia Ephron

Date: Sun December 2, 2012Time: 10:00 am Contact: Sisterhood GHCPhone: 914.693.4260Email: RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Delia EphronBreakfast with
Delia Ephron

Discussing her latest book:
The Lion Is In

Meet the author.
Books available for sale and signing.


Delia G. Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and playwright. Her movies include, You've Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults (Hanging Up and The Lion is In) and teenagers (Frannie in Pieces and The Girl with the Mermaid Hair), books of humor, (How to Eat Like a Child), and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue and MORE, and The Huffington Post. Recently she collaborated with her sister Nora Ephron on a play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which has run for over two years Off Broadway, and has been performed in cities across the US as well as in cities around the world including Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Manilla, and Sydney.

The Lion is InPraise for THE LION IS IN by Delia Ephron:
"One of the sharpest observers of human behavior around, Ephron, with her trademark mastery of smart, snappy dialogue, delivers a read-in-one-sitting, feel-good celebration of resiliency and hope."
“Three women embark on a journey of self-discovery, facilitated by a giant feline, in Ephron’s whimsical but winsome third novel.”
—Kirkus Reviews  
“Imagine if Siegfried & Roy had written Water for Elephants … The Lion Is In is off to the races from the first sentence. [A] fun ride.”
—Tampa Bay Times

From the Back Cover
 Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac.  Lana's an audacious beauty and a recovering alcoholic.  Rita is a holy-roller minister's wife, desperate to escape her marriage and discover whether she actually has a mind of her own.

One warm summer's night, these three women go on the lam together.  Their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina and they're forced to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub.  Which is where they meet Marcel.  And soon everything changes.

Marcel, you see, is a lion, a retired circus performer stuck in a cage in this godforsaken roadhouse.  And through admiration - one might even say love - for Marcel, our heroines find a way to confront their complicated pasts and fight for the strange, embracing relationships they've formed out in the middle of nowhere.  They ultimately navigate their way back to their own hearts - and ours.

Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that have marked her books, plays, and movies, Delia Ephron's The Lion Is In is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage, love - and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle.

Jewish Book Council Books at GHC