Brit Bennett will present her novel The Mothers

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Brit Bennett will Present her Bestselling New Hardcover Novel The Mothers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers.  Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.  She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition.  It begins with a secret.  "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season."  It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty.  Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son.  Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner.  They are young; it's not serious.  But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance and the subsequent cover-up will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.  As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly.  Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently?  The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.  In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself.  If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Event at Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Brit Bennett will Present her New Hardcover The Mothers and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have Brit Bennett’s Books for Sale at this Event.

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$26.00
SKU: A9780399184512

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of The Mothers by Brit Bennett.


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