Delia Ephron - Mandel JCC Festival of Books
Book: The Lion is In
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. The novel tells the story of runaway bride Tracee, recovering alcoholic Lana and minister's wife Rita, who decide to go on the lam together one warm summer's night. But when their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina, the women are forced to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub that they soon discover is inhabited by a retired circus performer, the lion Marcel. The heroines must find a way to confront their complicated pasts and navigate their way home. Booklist said, "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."
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter known for co-writing the screenplays of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and You've Got Mail. She collaborated with her late sister Nora Ephron on the play Love, Loss and What I Wore, which ran for two years off-Broadway and has been performed in cities around the world. Delia has written numerous other novels for adults and teenagers including How to Eat Like a Child. Delia and her husband live in Manhattan.
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