J. Courtney Sullivan, Author of Saints for All Occasions, for a Summer Reading Evening

EVENT OVERVIEW:  J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Bestselling Author of her New Softcover Novel Saints for All Occasions will be In Conversation with Jason Gobble, our Penguin Random House Publishing Sales Representative who will make some Summer Reading Recommendations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  J. Courtney Sullivan is The New York Times Bestselling Author of the Novels: The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement.  Maine was named a 2011 TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Washington Post Notable Book.  The Engagements was one of People Magazine's Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year, and has been translated into seventeen languages.  She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications.


  • A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017
  • Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2017
  • A Harper's Bazaar Best Book of 2017
  • "This year's best book about family." ~ Ron Charles, The Washington Post

A sweeping, memorable Novel from The New York Times Bestselling Author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.

Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America.  Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves.  Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street.  But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan--a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand.  Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, quietly preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache.  Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago.

A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at:

  • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM:  Summer Reading Event at Fairway City Hall at 5240 Belinder Road
  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM:  Meet & Greet Booksigning and Shopping at Rainy Day Books at 2706 W 53rd Street

EVENT LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Fairway City Hall in The Fairway Shops, 5240 Belinder Road, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Jason Gobble, our Penguin Random House Publishing Sales Representative will make some Summer Reading Recommendations, and then be In Conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Bestselling Author about her New Softcover Novel Saints for All Occasions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation at Rainy Day Books just up the Parking Lot.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE):  $16.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover of Saints for All Occasions and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket. 

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.

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, June 12, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Fairway City Hall at The Fairway Shops
5240 Belinder Road
Fairway, KS 66205
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