After the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, be sure to check out these upcoming author talks.  

Author Talk with Daniel Silva
The New Girl

In Conversation with Jamie Gangel
Sunday, July 21 | 7:00 PM 

The New Girl

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal.

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not.

In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East—and perhaps the world…

Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world.

Daniel Silva

About Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is an award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author. He began his writing career as a journalist, working for CNN, and is married to CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel.


Jamie Gangel

About Jamie Gangel

Jamie Gangel is an award-winning television correspondent. For more than 30 years she worked as National Correspondent for NBC's Today show. In 2015, she joined CNN as Special Correspondent covering politics. 


$33 Per Person | Price Includes Book*
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All authors featured in the Afterword are ticketed events. Also be sure to check out our new Chapter and Verse series featuring brunch and conversation as we hear from contemporary Jewish authors on relevant issues of today.

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