Rainy Day Books Book Club featuring Rebecca Rotert, author of Last Night at the Blue Angel

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rebecca Rotert will participate in a book club discussion about her new book Last Night at the Blue Angel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rebecca Rotert received an M.A. in Literature from Hollins College, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets prize.  Her poetry and essays have appeared in a range of magazines and journals.  She’s an experienced singer and songwriter, who has performed with several bands, and a teacher with the Nebraska Writers Collective.  She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband.  Last Night at the Blue Angel is her first novel.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day, segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War and Vietnam.  Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years.   Sensual and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet self-destructive woman whose charms tend to hurt those around her, and no one knows this better than her daughter, Sophia.  As the only child of a single mother growing up in an adult world, Sophia is wise beyond her years, a casualty of her mother’s desperate struggle for fame and adoration.  Unsettled by her home life, Sophia harbors a terrible fear that her world could disappear at any moment, and compulsively maintains a list of everyday objects she might need to reinvent should nuclear catastrophe strike.  Her only constant is the colorful and untraditional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer Jim, who is Sophia’s best friend, surrogate father, and protector.  But Jim is also deeply in love with Naomi.  Told from the alternating perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, including flashbacks to Naomi’s troubled childhood in rural Kansas and her first taste of freedom working at a seedy bar in Kansas City, Last Night at the Blue Angel is an absolute wonder of a novel that unfolds like a musical score building to crescendo.  It’s also a poignant and unforgettable story about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Rebecca Rotert will participate in a book club discussion about her new book led by Mary McBride, Book Club Coordinator.  A Booksigning follows the discussion. Patrons are strongly encouraged to pick up and read their Books ahead of time!  Books are available now.

SPECIAL BOOK CLUB ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of Last Night at the Blue Angel, One Book Club Discussion Admission Reservation.
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Event date: 
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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