Book Fest Lines Up Toobin, Yael Dayan

Book Fest Lines Up Toobin, Yael Dayan

Two CNN analysts, a best-selling novelist and the daughter of an Israeli military legend are among the authors confirmed so far for this 25th Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center.

The festival will run from Nov. 5 to 20.

The Marcus JCC has announced that the festival will include:

  • Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst, whose latest book is “American Heiress,” about Patty Hearst.
  • Peter Bergen, a CNN national security analyst and the author of the increasingly timely “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists.”
  • Alice Hoffman, the New York Times best-selling author of such novels as “Here on Earth,” “Practical Magic” and “The Dovekeepers.” Her forthcoming novel, “Faithful,” is about a woman overcoming survivor’s guilt from an accident when she was a teenager.
  • Yael Dayan, an Israeli politician, a women’s rights and peace activist, and the daughter of Six-Day War hero Moshe Dayan. Her memoir, “Transitions,” is coming out in English translation in the fall, and her appearance comes a year after Anthony David spoke at the Book Festival about “An Improbable Friendship,” which features Dayan’s mother, Ruth, and is critical of her father.

Dozens of additional authors will be part of the festival lineup.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 1 at and 678-812-4005.

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