J. Ryan Stradal will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ The Lager Queen of Minnesota

EVENT OVERVIEW:  J. Ryan Stradal, Bestselling Author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, will Present his New Hardcover Novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT J. RYAN STRADEL:  J. Ryan Stradal is a Contributing Editor at TASTE Magazine.  His Bestselling Debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year and also the 2016 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for debut fiction.  Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A Novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the Bestselling Author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

Edith Magnusson's rhubarb pies are famous in the Twin Cities--they were named the third-best in the state of Minnesota and St. Anthony-Waterside Nursing Home has quickly becomes the hottest dinner ticket in town.  Still, she lays awake wondering how her life might have been different if her father hadn't left their family farm to her sister Helen, a decision that split their family in two.

With the proceeds from the farm, her sister, Helen Blotz, built her husband Orval's family soda business into the top selling brewery in Minnesota.  She singlehandedly created the light beer revolution and made their corporate motto ubiquitous: "Drink lots, it's Blotz."  But Helen dismisses India Pale Ale (IPA) as a fad, and the Blotz fortune begins its inevitable decline.  Soon, though, she finds a potential savior that's surprisingly close to home. . .

Diana Winter earns a shot at learning the beer business from the ground up just as the India Pale Ale (IPA) revolution begins.  The stakes couldn't be higher: just as she's launching her own brewpub, she's due to deliver a baby girl.  When the unthinkable happens, it's up to Grandma Edith--and a delightfully surprising cadre of grandmother friends--to secure the next generation's chances for a better future.  Can Grandma Edith's Rhubarb Pie In A Bottle Ale save Diana's fledgling brewery, and change their hearts and fortunes forever?

The Lager Queen of Minnesota serves up a cast of lovable, quintessentially Midwestern characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting, humorous, emotional family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

EVENT FORMAT:  J. Ryan Stradal will Present his New Hardcover Novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota, followed by a discussion with the audience.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  J. Ryan Stradal will Autograph his New Hardcovers that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events/Speaker-Series or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have J. Ryan Stradal's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

The Publication & Sale Date for The Lager Queen of Minnesota is Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

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: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
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