James & Deborah Fallows will present Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America

EVENT OVERVIEW:  James & Deborah Fallows will Present their New Hardcover Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books, Consensus KCThe Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  JAMES FALLOWS has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic for more than thirty-five years, reporting from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, and across the United States. He is the author of eleven previous books. His work has also appeared in many other magazines and as public-radio commentaries since the 1980s. He has won a National Book Award and a National Magazine Award. For two years he was President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. DEBORAH FALLOWS is a linguist and writer who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics and is the author of two previous books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media, and Georgetown University. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts.

For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign. The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems--from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge--but itis also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level.

The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey--and an account of a country busy remaking itself.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, May 21, 2018, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, Helzberg Auditorium, 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

EVENT FORMAT:  James and Deborah Fallows will Present their New Hardcover Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have James and Deborah Fallows Books for Sale at this Event.  Seating is General Admission.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication & Sale Date for the New Hardcover Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America is Monday, May 08, 2018.  All Orders will be processed immediately.

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: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, Helzberg Auditorium
14 W 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
SKU: A9781101871843

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of Our Towns by James and Deborah Fallows.

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