B. A. Shapiro will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ The Collector's Apprentice ~ BOOK CLUB EVENING EVENT

EVENT OVERVIEW:  B. A. Shapiro, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Art Forger, and The Muralist, will Present her New Hardcover Novel The Collector's Apprentice

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  B. A. Shapiro, is the Author of the Award-Winning New York Times Bestseller The Art Forger and the Bestseller The Muralist.  She has taught Sociology at Tufts University and Creative Writing at Northeastern University, and lives in Boston with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Sagan.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  "Dazzling and seductive, a tour de force, The Collector's Apprentice is an exhilarating tale of shifting identities, desire, and intrigue set between 1920s Paris and Philadelphia."--Dawn Tripp, bestselling author of Georgia

It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fianc , George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence--and exact revenge on George. When the eccentric and wealthy American art collector Edwin Bradley offers Vivienne the perfect job, she is soon caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates--including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom Vivienne becomes romantically entwined.

As she travels between Paris and Philadelphia, where Bradley is building an art museum, her life becomes even more complicated: George returns with unclear motives . . . and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley's murder. B. A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own. In The Collector's Apprentice, she gives us an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 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:  At 6:30 PM, Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, will Present her Book Club Reading Recommendations.  At 7:00 PM, B. A. Shapiro will Present her New Hardcover Novel The Collector's Apprentice and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE or TWO):  $27.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of The Collector's Apprentice, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice for the same price.

Admission Packages will be available for purchase at our Sales and Service Table at Unity Temple on The Plaza tonight beginning at 6:15 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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro.

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