Julene Bair will discuss her Kansas farm life and New Book, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Julene Bair will discuss her Kansas farm life and her New Book, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning.  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Kansas Land Trust.

ABOUT JULENE BAIR:  Julene Bair is a Graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program.  Her essay collection, One Degree West, won several regional awards and was a finalist for the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award.  She has taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Iowa.  She lives in Longmont, Colorado.

ABOUT The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning:  In this thoughtful consideration of life at a crossroads, Bair tackles questions about single parenthood, romance, and the monumental task of determining the future of the family farm.  Bair grew up steeped deeply in Kansas farming, but her life has taken her far away in more ways than one.  A woman facing midlife alone with a teenage son, she finds herself falling into an unexpected love affair at the same time her father's death forces changes to the family farm.  In the midst of the more prosaic tasks of land management, she recounts her long concerns with the demands farming places on the land, especially the Ogallala aquifer.  Threaded throughout each chapter are her travels along the Ogallala's path as she puzzles out the changes the water table has suffered and challenges old agricultural traditions that continue to persist in defiance of logic.  Bair's measured approach to her family's ultimate decision about the farm provides readers in a nonrural setting with a thoughtful look into America's heartland.  Book groups will find much to discuss here, from love to family to the big questions we all must face about how we live now.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Julene Bair will discuss her New Book, The Ogallala Road and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN HOUSE Event.  Bring your Family & Friends!

Rainy Day Books will Sell Hardcovers of The Ogallala Road at this Event.  Julene Bair will Author Autograph Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.

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Event date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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