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

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

PLEASE NOTE THE ON-SALE DATE FOR THE NEW BOOK IS TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018. Books and tickets will be available for pickup or shipment starting on this date.

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, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$27.95
SKU: BAShapiroADMIT2

ADMIT TWO: One Hardcover of The Collector's Apprentice, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission Ticket.


$27.95
SKU: BAShapiroADMIT1

ADMIT ONE: One Hardcover of The Collector's Apprentice and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.


$27.95
SKU: A9781616203580

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


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