Through humor and drama, Amy Blumenfeld explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of
deep enduring friendships. A Community Book Club Read!
Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a Saturday Night Live-style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. The show’s running time was only ninety minutes but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery and the group – Jordana, Seth, Holly, and Lex - became her supporting cast for life. On the silver anniversary of Becca Night Live the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca’s good health - but nothing goes as planned. The happy holiday card facades everyone’s been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. Through humor, drama, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of deep, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.
Amy Blumenfeld’s articles and essays have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, George, Hadassah, and Moment as well as on the cover of People. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was the recipient of the James A. Wechsler Award for National Reporting. She has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, FOX News, MSNBC, NY1, Sirius XM Radio, and has contributed to two nonfiction books. The Cast, her first novel, is the 2018 IPPY Gold Medal winner in Popular Fiction, an International Book Awards finalist in Best New Fiction, and was listed by the New York Post as a “Best Book of the Week.”