Sally Field, Tom Hanks headline 2018 MJCCA Book Festival

Mitch Albom, Anna Quindlen, Kenny Leon also appearing

Originally posted Saturday, September 8, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s annual book festival has nabbed two major A-list Oscar-winning actors this fall: Sally Field and Tom Hanks.

Field will appear October 21 to promote her memoir “In Pieces,” which is out Septembe r18. (Tickets for the even here.) Prices range from $45 to $75 with discounts for MJCCA members. There will be pre-signed books. Unfortunately, she isn’t doing a face-to-face signing. 

Hanks last year came out with his first book of fiction, a collection of short stories called “Uncommon Type: Some Stories.” He is out promoting the soft-cover version, which came out September 4 and will be at MJCCA Tuesday, October 30. Tickets are $60 to $80 with the higher-priced tickets sold out. Like Field, he will have pre-signed books and will not be doing any official signing. 

Tom Hanks the star of Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips."
Photo: Austin Hargrave

It would be comical for me to review their careers here because anyone reading this probably already knows how accomplished both actors are. 

Field has spent time in Georgia, courtesy of films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” (R.I.P. Burt Reynolds) and “Forrest Gump.”

Hanks shot a small part of the 2016 film “Sully” in Atlanta where the W. Marriott Atlanta in Buckhead served as the hotel where Sully and his co-pilot stayed. 

Other authors on the slate include Mitch Albom (October 13), Sen. Joe Lieberman (November 3), Mike Luckovich (November 4), Anna Quindlen (November 11), Jon Meacham (November 17), Kenny Leon (November 18) and Peter Sagal (also November 18). 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.