Tara Conklin will Launch & Present her New Softcover Novel ~ The Last Romantics

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tara Conklin, Award-Winning Author & The New York Times Bestselling Author of The House Girl, will Launch & Present her New Softcover Novel The Last Romantics.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT TARA CONKLIN:  Tara Conklin is the Author of The New York Times Bestseller The House Girl.  Trained as a Lawyer, she worked for an International Human Rights Organization and as a Litigator at a Corporate Law Firm in London and New York.  Her Short Fiction has appeared in the Bristol Prize Anthology, Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe, and This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home.  She holds a BA in History from Yale University, a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from New York University School of Law, and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School (Tufts University).  She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is a memorable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose, and sometimes rescue, the ones we love.

When the renowned Poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time.  It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town.  Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings, fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona, emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected.  Two Decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they’ve made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.

A Novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, The Last Romantics is a beautiful meditation on the power of stories, how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, January 13, 2020, 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:  Tara Conklin, Award-Winning Author & The New York Times Bestselling Author of The House Girl, will Launch & Present her New Softcover Novel The Last Romantics, followed by a discussion with the audience.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tara Conklin will Autograph her New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at or prior to this Author 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 Tara Conklin's Books for Sale at this Author Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

The Publication & Sale Date for the Softcover of The Last Romantics is Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
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