Listen to my interview on City Lights with Lois Reitzes in which we discuss the meaning of love and why the love of the bride and groom is not the most important or interesting love at a wedding. https://www.wabe.org/episode/city-lights-jamie-weisman-atlantas-civil-rights-history-on-the-beltline/
“As sparkling as a glass of champagne, and as moving as a wedding kiss, Weisman deconstructs the novel—and the nuptial—to tell a story about the guests, all of whom are bound to their pasts, created by their pain and elevated by their passions, set against the blazing hope of happily ever after. 'You can’t know who you are until the end of the story,' says one character, but in this novel, it’s clear who Weisman is from the first sentence: a writer to watch.”
—Caroline Leavitt, best-selling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World
"We are Gathered is suffused with insight and warmth, interweaving the voices of vastly different characters in a big-hearted and clear-eyed story of life’s biggest choices: who to love and how best to love them. The fast-moving, playful intelligence Jamie Weisman brings to this book makes it both compulsively readable and oh so worth the read."
—Heather Harpham, author of Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
“Unique…compelling…creatively put together.”
—Book Riot, “All the Books”
"Elizabeth Gottlieb is getting married; and although her bridegroom isn’t Jewish, the family has invited 150 guests to the celebration. This debut novel by memoirist Weisman, however, is not about Elizabeth but about several of the guests at the wedding...Weisman’s ability to explore these troubled minds creates a multifaceted story of the difficulties people face."