Anna Quindlen will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover ~ Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting

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EVENT OVERVIEW:  Anna Quindlen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Anna's New Hardcover Memoir Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting.

ABOUT ANNA QUINDLEN:  Anna Quindlen is a Novelist and Journalist whose work has appeared on Fiction, Nonfiction, and Self-Help Bestseller Lists.  She is the Author of 9 Novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side.  Her Memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.  Her Book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than 1,000,000 copies.  While a Columnist at The New York Times she Won the Pulitzer Prize and Published 2 Collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud.  Her Newsweek Columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A bighearted Book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Columnist and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author.

It’s a little challenging to suss out why exactly it can be so magical. . . . All I know is: The hand.  The little hand that takes yours, small and soft as feathers.  I’m happy our grandson does not yet have sophisticated language or a working knowledge of personal finance, because if he took my hand and said, “Nana, can you sign your 401(k) over to me,” I can imagine myself thinking, well, I don’t really need a retirement fund, do I?  And besides, look at those eyelashes.  Or the greeting.  Sometimes Arthur sees me and yells “Nana!” in the way some people might say “ice cream!” and others say “shoe sale!”  No one else has sounded that happy to see me in many many years.

Before blogs even existed, Anna Quindlen became a go-to Writer on the joys and challenges of family, motherhood, and modern life, in her New York Times nationally syndicated Public & Private Column.  Now she’s taking the next step and going full Nana in the pages of this lively, beautiful, and moving Hardcover Memoir about being a Grandparent.  Anna offers thoughtful and telling observations about her new role, no longer mother and decision-maker but secondary character and support to the parents of her grandson.  She writes, “Where I once led, I have to learn to follow.”  Eventually a close friend provides words to live by: “Did they ask you?”

Candid, funny, frank, and illuminating, Quindlen’s singular voice has never been sharper or warmer.  With the same insights she brought to motherhood in Living Out Loud and to growing older in Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, this new Nana uses her own experiences to illuminate those of many others.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, May 02, 2019, 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:  Anna Quindlen will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Anna's New Hardcover Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting, her life, and her work.  The Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People):  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting, 1 Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.


DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: A9780812996104

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Nanaville by Anna Quindlen.

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