Shanthi Sekaran will present Lucky Boy: A Novel

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Shanthi Sekaran will visit the Story Center to discuss her new novel Lucky Boy.

ABOUT SHANTHI SEKARAN:  Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. She is the author of The Prayer Room and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices, and Canteen, as well as online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children. Lucky Boy is her second novel..

ABOUT LUCKY BOY:  In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty. From rural Oaxaca to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto to the dreamscapes of Silicon Valley, Lucky Boy offers a moving and revelatory look at the evolving landscape of the American dream and the ever-changing borders of love.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO 64157

EVENT FORMAT: Shanthi Sekaran will discuss her life and work, and answer audience questions. A meet & greet and book signing follows the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is an OPEN HOUSE event. Registration is required. Visit to register or call 816-883-4900. Seating is general admission. Rainy Day Books will have Shanthi Sekaran’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 accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
SKU: A9781101982266

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Paperback copy of Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.

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