Sherman Alexie will present You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Sherman Alexie, Bestselling Author will Present his New Hardcover You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sherman Alexie is the Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.  He is a Poet, Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Performer.  A Spokane/Cour d’Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation.  He’s been an urban Indian since 1994 and lives in Seattle with his family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Sherman Alexie will Present his New Hardcover You Don't Have To Say You Love Me: A Memoir.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is Required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE OR TWO):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me,  One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It’s your choice, for the same price.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during Normal Business Hours.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication Date for You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me is Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  All Orders will be processed immediately.  Books & Tickets will be available for Advance Pick-Up beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  We will automatically have your Order held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick it up at our Bookstore before Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 2:00 PM.

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 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$28.00
SKU: ShermanAlexieADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


$28.00
SKU: ShermanAlexieADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket..


AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: One Author Autographed Hardcover of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie.


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