BOOK CLUB EVENING EVENT featuring Karen Thompson Walker, Author of The Age of Miracles and Kate Alcott, Author of The Dressmaker

EVENT OVERVIEW:  BOOK CLUB EVENING EVENT featuring Karen Thompson Walker, will present her Book The Age of Miracles, and Kate Alcott, will present her Book The Dressmaker.  Both Authors will appear In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc.

The 1st 100 Attendees will receive a Special Tote Bag with Book Club Goodies inside! 

ABOUT KAREN THOMPSON WALKER:  Karen Thompson Walker is the Author of The Age of Miracles, which was a New York Times Bestseller.  She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program.  A former Editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote The Age of Miracles in the mornings before work, sometimes while riding the subway.  She currently lives in Iowa with her husband.

ABOUT THE AGE OF MIRACLES:  “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass, it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer.  Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.

On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth.  The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray.  In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world, divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength.  With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.

ABOUT KATE ALCOTT:  Kate Alcott is the pen name of Patricia O'Brien: an Award-Winning Journalist, Novelist and Author of at least 7 Books.  For 10 Years she worked as Political Correspondent and Columnist in the Washington Bureau of the Knight-Ridder Newspapers.  She has been a Commentator for CBS-TV's Morning Show, CBS-Radio's Spectrum series, and hosted a local Chicago Television Public Affairs Program.  She has written for a number of Magazines, from Harper's Bazaar to Esquire, including reviews for The New York Times Sunday Book Section.  She has four grown daughters and is married to Journalist Frank Mankiewicz.   She lives in Washington, D.C.

ABOUT THE DRESSMAKER:  Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage.  Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire.  But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.  Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat.  Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others, including the gallant Midwestern tycoon, are not so lucky.  On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic.  Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE (FOR SALE NOW):   $15.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Trade Paperback of either The Age of Miracles or The Dressmaker, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.  If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM. 

EVENT FORMAT:  This Book Club Evening Event will begin with a Special Presentation of Paperback Reading Recommendations for Book Clubs, Presented by Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc.  This portion of the Presentation will last from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM.  At 7:00 PM, authors Karen Thompson Walker and Kate Alcott will join Vivien Jennings In Conversation about their New Books.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED AND INSCRIBED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two after the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

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: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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