Barbara Stuber will celebrate her New Young Adult (YA) Novel, Girl in Reverse!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Barbara Stuber will celebrate the Publication of her New Young Adult (YA) Novel Girl in Reverse this month.  We will have a special Book Launch Event on Thursday, May 15, 2014, you can also order Hardcovers and Softcovers of Barbara Books using the links below.

ABOUT BARBARA STUBER:  Barbara Stuber, a Kansas City native, is the Author of the Bestselling Young Adult (YA) Debut Novel Crossing the Tracks.  It was a Finalist for the American Library Association William C. Morris Debut Award, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adult (YA) and a Kirkus Best Book for Teens.  Between writing, Barbara is a Docent at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

ABOUT GIRL IN REVERSE:  Being adopted isn't easy, especially when you're seen as a national enemy.  A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.  When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace.  Or so Lily was told.  Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past.  But with the Korean War raging and the fear of "Commies" everywhere, Lily's Asian heritage makes her a target.  She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her adoptive parents won't take seriously.  For Lily, war is everywhere, the dinner table, the halls at school, and especially within her own skin.  Then her brainy little brother, Ralph, finds a box containing a baffling jumble of broken antiques, clues to her past left by her "Gone Mom."  Lily and Ralph attempt to match these fragments with rare Chinese artifacts at the art museum, where she encounters the artistic genius Elliot James.  Elliot attracts and infuriates Lily, especially when he calls their first kiss "undimensional."  With the help of Ralph and Elliot, will Lily summon the courage to confront her own remarkable creation story?  A poignantly beautiful novel, Girl in Reverse celebrates the formation of identity as well as the art that draws us all together.

PUBLIC LAUNCH DATE & TIME:  Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Barbara Stuber will Meet & Greet fans & readers and Author Autograph her her Books.  Light refreshments will be served.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE):  $17.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Girl in Reverse, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price. 

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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$17.99
SKU: A9781442497344

One Author Autographed Hardcover of Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber.

Being adopted isn't easy, especially when you're seen as a national enemy.  A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.  When Lily was three, her mother put her up for adoption, then disappeared without a trace.  Or so Lily was told.  Lily grew up in her new family and tried to forget her past.  But with the Korean War raging and the fear of "Commies" everywhere, Lily's Asian heritage makes her a target.  She is sick of the racism she faces, a fact her adoptive parents won't take seriously.  For Lily, war is everywhere, the dinner table, the halls at school, and especially within her own skin.  Then her brainy little brother, Ralph, finds a box containing a baffling jumble of broken antiques, clues to her past left by her "Gone Mom."  Lily and Ralph attempt to match these fragments with rare Chinese artifacts at the art museum, where she encounters the artistic genius Elliot James.  Elliot attracts and infuriates Lily, especially when he calls their first kiss "undimensional."  With the help of Ralph and Elliot, will Lily summon the courage to confront her own remarkable creation story?  A poignantly beautiful novel, Girl in Reverse celebrates the formation of identity as well as the art that draws us all together.

 

 


$16.99
SKU: A9781416997030

One Author Autographed Hardcover of Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber.

At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts, no home, no family, no direction.  After her mother’s early death, Iris’s father focuses on big plans for his new shoe stores and his latest girlfriend, and has no time for his daughter.  Unbeknownst to her, he hires Iris out as housekeeper and companion for a country doctor’s elderly mother.  Suddenly Iris is alone, stuck in gritty rural Missouri, too far from her only friend Leroy and too close to a tenant farmer, Cecil Deets, who menaces the neighbors and, Iris suspects, his own daughter.  Iris is buoyed by the warmth and understanding the doctor and his mother show her, but just as she starts to break out of her shell, tragedy strikes.  Iris must find the guts and cunning to take aim at the devil incarnate and discover if she is really as helpless or as hopeless as she once believed.  Lyrical, yet humorous, Barbara Stuber’s debut Novel is the unforgettable story of a girl who struggles to cast aside her long-standing grief and doubt and, in the span of one dusty summer, learn to trust, hope, and ultimately love.

 

 


$8.99
SKU: A9781416997047

One Author Autographed Softcover of Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber. 

At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts, no home, no family, no direction.  After her mother’s early death, Iris’s father focuses on big plans for his new shoe stores and his latest girlfriend, and has no time for his daughter.  Unbeknownst to her, he hires Iris out as housekeeper and companion for a country doctor’s elderly mother.  Suddenly Iris is alone, stuck in gritty rural Missouri, too far from her only friend Leroy and too close to a tenant farmer, Cecil Deets, who menaces the neighbors and, Iris suspects, his own daughter.  Iris is buoyed by the warmth and understanding the doctor and his mother show her, but just as she starts to break out of her shell, tragedy strikes.  Iris must find the guts and cunning to take aim at the devil incarnate and discover if she is really as helpless or as hopeless as she once believed.  Lyrical, yet humorous, Barbara Stuber’s debut Novel is the unforgettable story of a girl who struggles to cast aside her long-standing grief and doubt and, in the span of one dusty summer, learn to trust, hope, and ultimately love.


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