EVENT OVERVIEW: Susan Branch, Bestselling Author & Illustrator of the Heart of the Home Series will share sights and stories from her New Hardcover Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Branch is the Author of 13 (now 14, almost 15) Books with over 4,000,000 Book in Print ~ all of them hand-written and watercolored, filled with quotes, recipes, tips, stories and personal mementos. Susan's Heart of the Home Books celebrate the home arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining, and all the things that make life sweet. Susan was born in Southern California, the oldest of eight children (which has been a huge inspiration for her life), and now lives with her husband Joe Hall in an 1849 home on the Massachusetts Island of Martha's Vineyard ~ which she refers to as her "heart magnet." Susan was drawn to New England since childhood and loved it before she ever saw it. She finally moved there in her early 30s, no longer "able to live without four seasons and white picket fences as everyday architecture." One of the most prolific artists working today, Susan has produced close to 3,000 pieces of original art that adorn everything from Dish Towels and Teapots to Calendars, Books, and Wrapping Paper.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: In Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, Susan Branch packs up her broken heart and flies away from California to follow her long-time dream of living in New England and experiencing the four seasons. Having fallen in love with Martha's Vineyard (an island off the coast of Massachusetts) during a short visit seven years earlier, Susan decides it would be the perfect place to stay for a three-month period "just to try it." When she gets there, she slowly comes to realize that nothing is the same, that everything has changed, and so much of it is new. She finds healing in the sea and surf that surrounds the island; she sees magic in snowstorms and autumn leaves, lobster dinners, heart shaped rocks, ferry boats, mittens, winter clothes, fireflies, deep woods, daffodils, church bells, and the discovery of a tiny cottage in the woods that becomes her first "house of creativity" and her inspiration for writing her first Book. Starting over is the theme of this Book, and the slowly dawning revelations in Susan's struggle to make her dreams come true.
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
EVENT FORMAT: Susan Branch will share sights and stories from her New Hardcover Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams and answer audience questions. A Booksigning will follow the Presentation. A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $28.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, 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 anytime In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order.
PLEASE NOTE: The Publication & Sale Date for Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams is Tuesday, May 03, 2016. All Orders will be processed immediately. Books and Admission Tickets will be available for In-Store Pick-Up beginning Tuesday, May 03, 2016. We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.
Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Event. All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.
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.
ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.
ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover of Martha's Vineyard: Isle of Dreams and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
AUTOGRAPHED BOOK ONLY: One Author Autographed Hardcover of Martha's Vineyard by Susan Branch.