Mount Auburn Hospital Presents Pink Pages

April 26, 2023

Appearances by New York Times Bestselling Authors Anita Diamant, Lisa Genova, Ann Leary, Elinor Lipman, Jodi Picoult and Laura Zigman -- and Emceed by Author and Emmy-winner Hank Phillippi Ryan

Cambridge, Mass. – Mount Auburn Hospital presents Pink Pages 2023, hosted by award-winning author and breast cancer survivor Alice Hoffman to benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital on Monday, June 12, 2023, beginning at 7 p.m. After three years as exclusively a virtual event, Pink Pages returns live at The American Repertory Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge. It will also be available virtually. The evening will feature anecdotes and stories from Hoffman as well as popular best-selling authors Anita Diamant, Lisa Genova, Ann Leary, Elinor Lipman, Jodi Picoult and Laura Zigman. Bestselling author and Emmy award-winning investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan will serve as the evening’s emcee. Event tickets are $300 per person; VIP tickets are available for $650 per person to receive seven signed books – one from each author. All proceeds from Pink Pages will benefit the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital. (Virtual tickets are $150 and $500) For more information contact Julian Iralu at 617-575-8606 or by email.

A bit about the evening’s participants:

Alice Hoffman has published over thirty novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her novel, Here on Earth, was an Oprah Book Club choice and her ambitious novel The Dovekeepers was adapted into a TV miniseries and was heralded by Toni Morrison as “beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature.” Her novel Practical Magic was made into a beloved film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Released last year, The Book of Magic, concludes her popular Practical Magic series. Her latest novel, releasing August of this year, is The Invisible Hour, described as “an enchanting novel about love, heartbreak, self-discovery and the enduring magic of books.” Hoffman’s advance from her novel Local Girls, was donated to help create the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Anita Diamant is the author of thirteen books, including her most recent: Period. End of Sentence. The New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice. Her first novel was the acclaimed New York Times Bestseller Red Tent, which has been translated into 25 languages. An award-winning journalist, her work has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Boston Magazine and WBUR-FM’s Cognoscenti.

Lisa Genova gradated with a PHD in Neuroscience from Harvard. Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, she is best known for her novel Still Alice, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore. Adaptations of three of her other books – Left Neglected, Inside the O’Briens and Every Note Played are currently in development. Genova’s TED Talks on memory and Alzheimer’s Disease have been viewed more than 10-million times.

Ann Leary is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Children, The Good House, Outtakes from a Marriage and the memoir, An Innocent, A Broad. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and she has written for numerous media outlets including the New York Times and NPR. Her novel The Good House was adapted as a motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Her newest novel The Foundling, was just released last year.

Elinor Lipman is the award-winning author of The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel’s Bed, I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays and her most recent Ms. Demeanor. Her first novel, Then She Found Me, became a feature film starring Bette Midler, Helen Hunt, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. She is a winner of both the New England Bookseller Award and the Paterson Fiction Prize and her essays have been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post.

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels and approximately 40 million copies of her books are in print worldwide. Her long list of books includes the most recent Mad Honey which she co-wrote with Jennifer Finney Boylan. She co-wrote two young adult books (Between the Lines and Off the Page) with her daughter Samantha van Leer. Her books have been translated into 34 languages in 35 countries. Her novel My Sister’s Keeper was made into a motion picture starring Cameron Diaz. Her book Small Great Things has been optioned for motion picture adaptation and is set to star Viola Davis and Julia Roberts.

Laura Zigman is the author of six novels, including Separation Anxiety (which has been optioned for a limited television series), Animal Husbandry (which was made into the move “Someone Like You” starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Her and Piece of Work. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post and has produced a popular online series of animated videos called “Annoying Conversations.” Her latest novel, Small World, was published this year.

About the Emcee:

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today Bestselling author of 14 thrillers, winning five Agathas, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award and 37 Emmy Awards for her television investigative reporting. Her latest novel is The House Guest, which explores the dark heart of marriage and friendship. It was called “Binge Worthy” by The Library Journal, and has been described as Gaslight meets Thelma & Louise!

About the Hoffman Breast Center

The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital is named in honor of the Hoffman Family and novelist Alice Hoffman, whose vision, enthusiasm and generosity made it reality. The center is designed to provide educational resources and referrals for breast cancer patients. In this nurturing setting, patients and their families receive direction to appropriate resources, instruction in breast self-exam, guidance to the most effective courses of treatment and support at each step along the recovery and a healthy lifestyle. The Hoffman Breast Center continues to offer patients the latest resources and the most advanced technologies. It provides the full range of services including mammography imaging, breast ultrasound, ultrasound breast biopsies, stereotactic biopsies and breast MRIs.

About Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, its mission is to provide clinically excellent care with compassion and to teach students of medicine and the health professions.

Mount Auburn Hospital is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a healthcare system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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