Emmanuelle Choussy

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014  -  5:00 PM - 9:30 PM  -  WASHINGTON, DC

Grab your friends and join #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult for an exclusive event, hosted by Random House and Good Housekeeping.

Guests will meet Jodi and enjoy a Girls Night Out filled with live music, wine, dinner, desserts inspired by Good Housekeeping's best recipes, and an assortment of Jodi's favorite things (including a chocolate tasting!). Jodi will be joined by Good Housekeeping's Editor in Chief Jane Francisco for this summer evening of literary conversation and fun. Everyone will leave with a Random House tote bag filled with goodies, a special gift from Talbots, and Jodi’s highly anticipated fall novel, LEAVING TIME - before it's on sale in October!

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your favorite author while enjoying a night of very special entertainment.

As part of An Evening with Jodi Picoult, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Tusk, a charitable organization that funds elephant and wildlife conservation.



Each $95 ticket includes:

  • Buffet Dinner and La Crema Wine
  • Jodi's fall novel LEAVING TIME - before it's on sale in October
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Good Housekeeping Dessert Bar
  • Live Music
  • Random House Canvas Tote Bag
  • Special Gift from Talbots
  • Book Signing with Jodi Picoult 
  • Meet & Greet with Good Housekeeping's Editor in Chief Jane Francisco
  • Fall Fashion Preview, Curated by Good Housekeeping and Talbots
  • And much more!


Jodi Picoult is the acclaimed bestselling author of twenty-one novels, seven of which have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Her works have been translated into thirty-four languages in thirty-five countries, and four have been made into television movies. In 2009, New Line Cinema released My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz as a major motion picture. Her newest novel, LEAVING TIME will be published on October 14, 2014. 

Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Tim. They have three children.

Adam Bouska

Adam Bouska


Deeply moving and suspenseful, LEAVING TIME is a radiant exploration of the enduring love between mothers and daughters. Alice Metcalf, a devoted mother and accomplished scientist who studied grief among elephants, disappears, leaving behind her small daughter, husband, and the animals to which she devoted her life. A decade later, Alice’s now thirteen-year-old daughter, Jenna, refuses to believe her mother chose to desert her, enlisting Serenity Jones and Virgil Stanhope to help her—a disgraced psychic, and the cynical detective who first investigated her mother's disappearance. Together these three lonely souls will discover truths destined to forever change their lives. 

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Washington, DC

Nestled along the waterfront in the historic Southwest neighborhood of Washington, D.C., The Mead Center for American Theater offers a unique blend of breathtaking views and stunning architecture. Enclosed by a 56 ft. glass wall, the Mead Center houses the fully restored and historic Fichandler Stage and Kregger Theater; dramatic lobbies; and an open-air terrace with panoramic views of the waterfront and Washington Monument. 


Share a message with Jodi by submitting a 30-second video on how you first discovered her books, what you love about the plot and characters; or how Jodi's work has affected your life. 

To record a video, select 'Record from Webcam,' 'Upload a File,' or 'Record from Phone.' Once your video has been recorded, hit Submit. You will have the opportunity to rerecord if needed. 

When recording your video, please remember to:

  • Speak clearly and avoid having background noise;
  • Have your face well lit;
  • Make sure that your head and shoulders are in frame.

The deadline for video messages is Monday, July 28.