EVENT OVERVIEW: Rilla Askew will present her new novel Kind of Kin.
The New York Times Book Review will Feature Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew in the Sunday, January 27, 2013 Edition!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rilla Askew received a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of four novels, has been nominated for the PEN / Faulkner Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and is a three-time recipient of the Oklahoma Book Award.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: With the passing of a new state law, it becomes a felony to harbor an undocumented immigrant in Oklahoma. So when Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his ten-year-old grandson Dustin tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter, Misty, is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported. Then there's Brown's daughter Sweet, who finds her life unraveling: her father is refusing to speak in court to defend himself, her nephew is missing, her niece is in need of shelter, and the stress of it all is destroying her marriage. Rilla Askew's brilliant, hilarious, and heartfelt novel follows a handful of complicated lawmakers and lawbreakers as workers are exiled, friends turn informers, and families are torn apart in a statewide exodus of Hispanics. In the end, Kind of Kin reveals how an ad hoc family, and an entire town, will unite to do anything necessary to protect its own.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $25.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Kind of Kin, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up." Your Order will be held by your Name at our Sales & Service Counter. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM. Seating is Limited to 40 People.
EVENT FORMAT: Rilla Askew will discuss her Book Kind of Kin followed by a Booksigning. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are numbered in the order they are purchased.
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