Pulitzer Prize-Winner Richard Ford will be In Conversation about his Bestselling Novel, Canada

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Richard Ford will be In Conversation with Whitney Terrell about Richard's Bestselling Novel Canada Richard Ford will appear as part of the Writers at Work Speaker Series.  Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Kansas City Public Library, UMKC English Department and Writers at Work Round Table.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Richard Ford is the Bestselling Author of the Bascombe Novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, the first Novel to Win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award and The Lay of the Land, as well as the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories.  He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  When fifteen-year-old Del Parsons' parents rob a North Dakota bank, his normal life is altered forever, and a threshold is crossed that can never be uncrossed.  His parents' imprisonment threatens a turbulent and uncertain future for Del and his twin sister, Berner.  Fierce with resentment, Berner flees their Montana home for California.  But Del is not completely abandoned. A family friend spirits him across the Canadian border toward safety and a better life.  There, afloat on the Saskatchewan prairie, Del finds only cold refuge from Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and alluring American fugitive with a dark and violent past.  Undone by the calamity of his parents' robbery, Del struggles to remake himself.  But his search for grace only moves him nearer to a harrowing and murderous collision with the forces of darkness that shadow us all.  A true masterwork of haunting and spectacular vision from one of our greatest writers, Canada is a profound novel of boundaries traversed, innocence lost and reconciled, and the mysterious and consoling bonds of family.  Told in spare, elegant prose, both resonant and luminous, it is destined to become a classic.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This Event is OPEN to the Public. Reservations are requested. Please Register Online at the Kansas City Public Library or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Walk-Ins are welcome.  Rainy Day Books will sell Richard Ford's present and past Books at this Event.  Richard Ford will Author Autograph his Books after his Presentation.

EVENT FORMAT: Richard Ford will be In Conversation with Whitney Terrell about Richard's Bestselling Novel Canada followed by a Booksigning.

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
64112 Kansas City
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