Linda Spalding will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ A Reckoning

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Linda Spalding will Present her New Hardcover Novel A Reckoning.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT Linda Spalding:   Linda Spalding was born in Topeka, Kansas and lived in Mexico and Hawaii before immigrating to Canada in 1982. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, The Purchase (awarded Canada's Governor General's Literary Award), Daughters of Captain Cook, The Paper Wife, and (with her daughter Esta) Mere. Her nonfiction includes The Follow (published in the US as A Dark Place in the Jungle), Riska: Memories of a Dayak Girlhood, and Who Named the Knife. She is the recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the Canadian literary community. She lives in Toronto with her husband, novelist Michael Ondaatje.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A richly evocative and important novel about what happens to a Virginia family that must come to terms with their slave-owning past as the Civil War approaches and an abolitionist visits their plantation, throwing it into turmoil and eventually sending the family West.

It is 1855. The thousand-acre Dickinson farm on the Virginia-Kentucky border is run by two brothers--Benjamin, who owns the land, and John, a circuit-riding Methodist preacher, who manages the land and the sale of cotton and brandy. When a naturalist arrives asking questions about birds and plants, he's invited to stay--but his real mission is to distribute maps, compasses, and knives to the slaves, who then begin to escape, causing chaos on the farm and bitterness between the brothers. We follow one half of the family as they head for the Kansas Territory and we follow one of the runaway slaves as he travels to freedom in Canada. Both journeys are full of electrifying incident, near escapes, and the astonishing beauty of undefiled America. Throughout, the characters contend with eternal vicissitudes and the pleasures of family and friends, and sometimes loneliness, but they must all finally come to a reckoning with America's original sin: slavery.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, April 09, 2018, 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: Linda Spalding will Present her New Hardcover Novel A Reckoning and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Linda Spalding will Autograph her New Hardcovers that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at 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 Linda Spalding's Books for Sale at this Event.  Seating is General Admission.

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: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Rd
Kansas City, MO 64157
$26.95
SKU: A9781524747008

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover copy of A Reckoning by Linda Spalding.


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