Esquire dubbed Lisa Taddeo “our most eloquent and faithful chronicler of human desire” — with good reason. Her #1 New York Times bestselling Three Women provided a tantalizingly candid nonfictional exploration of the risks women take to fulfill their sexual desires. And in her debut novel, Animal, she turned her sharp eye, and even sharper wit, onto the emotional carnage of such unrelenting longings and their unhealed scars.
In her electrifying new collection of short stories, Ghost Lover, Taddeo expands her motifs, taking readers from the anonymous screens of a dating service to a star-studded political fundraiser and the tense waiting room where two hard-partying friends collide with the grim realities of love’s blindness, the mania of grief and the power of obsession.
Lisa Taddeo has written for major magazines and is adding screenwriting and producing to her credits with a series adaptation of Three Women for Showtime.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE
A VIRTUAL SERIES
Searching for the perfect man. Confronting wrenching choices. Finding courage when you think you have none. Motherhood, mystery, hilarious antics, twisted fate.
Nine female authors of both the weighty and the lighthearted fiction we read to match our moods have charted these waters in new novels and short stories. Join us for revealing conversations about being a female writer today, about speaking to the dilemmas we all face and providing us the courage to become more.
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books; writer, lawyer and host of Kveller’s podcast Call Your Mother, Jordana Horn; and Marjorie Schuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.
Proof of Covid-19 vaccination + booster, along with valid photo identification, required for entry. Masks are no longer required but are encouraged and are available to those who request.
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.