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Live with Brookline Booksmith! Jenna Blum with Jodi Picoult

Live with Brookline Booksmith! Jenna Blum with Jodi Picoult

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 06:00PM ET
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Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre: celebrate the release of Woodrow on the Bench with author Jenna Blum, in conversation with Jodi Picoult!

Register for the event!

This event is ticketed. Tickets are $6 for general admission seating, or you can pay the price of the book for a seat at the event AND a signed copy of Woodrow on the Bench.

Ticketholders will receive email updates with important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

Vaccination Required

PLEASE NOTE: Coolidge Corner Theatre currently requires masks and proof of vaccination for all guests. Guests who arrive without proof of vaccination will be turned away, and we will not offer refunds in this instance.

Signed books!

Books may be available for purchase at the event, but you can ensure that you get a signed AND PERSONALIZED copy by preordering on the registration page. You will receive your signed book as you exit the event.

This event will not include a signing line or meet & greet.


Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog

"Jenna Blum's wonderful, moving memoir is a 'girl and her dog' story for the ages!”—Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this beautiful memoir that recalls the last six months of his life and the ways in which he taught her to live.

“For anyone who’s ever loved an old dog.”

Since she adopted him as a puppy fifteen years earlier, Jenna Blum and Woodrow have been inseparable. Known to many as “the George Clooney of dogs” for his good looks and charm, Woodrow and his “Mommoo” are fixtures in their Boston neighborhood.

But Woodrow is aging. As he begins to fail, the true nature of his extraordinary relationship with Jenna is revealed. Jenna may be the dog parent, but it is Woodrow, with his amazing personality and trusting nature, who has much to teach her. A divorcée who has experienced her share of sadness and loss, Jenna discovers, over the months she spends caring for her ailing dog, what it is to be present in the moment, and what it truly means to love.

Aided by an amazing group of friends and buoyed by the support of strangers, Jenna and Woodrow navigate these precious final days together with kindness, humor, and grace. Their unforgettable love story will reaffirm your belief in kindness, break your heart, and leave your spirit soaring.

Jenna Blum is the New York Times & internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us, The Stormchasers, and The Lost Family. One of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Authors. CoFounder/CEO of A Mighty Blaze. New memoir Woodrow on the Bench coming 10/26!

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 25 novels including Small Great Things, A Spark of Light, The Book of Two Ways, My Sister’s Keeper, and The Storyteller. Picoult’s two Young Adult novels Between the Lines and Off the Page, co-written with her daughter Samantha Van Leer, have been adapted and developed by the authors into a musical entitled Between The Lines. She is also the co-librettist of the musical Breathe, which premiered in summer 2021. Picoult’s next adult novel, Wish You Were Here, will be published on November 30th 2021.