Tayari Jones will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ An American Marriage

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tayari Jones will Present her New Hardcover Novel An American Marriage, an Indie Next List & Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection!  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library.

ABOUT Tayari Jones:   Tayari Jones is the Author of 4 Novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta.  Jones holds Degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa.  She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing at www.TayariJones.com/blog  She lives in Brooklyn.  An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, she is spending the 2017-18 Academic Year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South.  He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career.  But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.  Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.  Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.  As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center.  After 5 Years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.  An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward--with hope and pain--into the future.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, February 21, 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: Tayari Jones will Present her New Hardcover Novel An American Marriage, an Indie Next List & Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection, and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tayari Jones 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 or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Tayari Jones’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: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

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