Atlanta author Emily Giffin is launching her eighth novel with a party and discussion at the Marcus Jewish Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

Giffin, whose first seven novels were New York Times best sellers, is releasing “First Comes Love” two days before the event through publisher Ballantine Books.

Emily Giffin’s previous books include “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue” and “The One & Only.”

Emily Giffin’s previous books include “Something Borrowed,” “Something Blue” and “The One & Only.”

The novel is about a pair of thirtysomething sisters, Josie and Meredith, facing the approaching 15th anniversary of a family tragedy that creates conflict between them. Painful secrets from the past begin to surface, and the sisters must confront the issues that divide them and come to terms with their own life choices.

Giffin, a native of the Midwest who began her writing career in London when she abandoned a New York law career after the Sept. 11 attacks, will talk about the book with media personality Mara Davis. The party will include wine, door prizes, gift bags and a photo booth.

The Page From the Book Festival of the Marcus JCC event also will serve as the patron kickoff for this year’s festival, and people who sign up as patrons will get two free tickets to Giffin’s appearance and a copy of “First Comes Love.”

Otherwise, tickets are $29 for JCC members and $34 for others, and the price includes a copy of the book. Giffin will sign books after the program. For more information and tickets, visit www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival, or call 678-812-4002.