Timothy Egan In Conversation about his New Hardcover ~ A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Timothy Egan, Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, will be In Conversation with R. Crosby Kemper III, Director of The Kansas City Public Library, about Timothy's New Hardcover A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT TIMOTHY EGAN:  Timothy Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter and the Author of 8 other Books, most recently The Immortal Irishman, a New York Times Bestseller.  His Book on the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won a National Book Award for Nonfiction.  His account of photographer Edward Curtis, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, won the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction.  He writes a biweekly opinion column for The New York Times.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Tracing an ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome, the Bestselling and "virtuosic" (The Wall Street Journal) Writer explores the past and future of Christianity.

At a time when Britain, America, and much of Europe have never been so secular--and when his mother's death and his Irish Catholic family's complicated history with the church prompted a reckoning with his own beliefs -- Timothy Egan decided to follow in the footsteps of centuries of seekers.  He embarked on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity, to explore one of the biggest stories of our time: the collapse of religion in the world that it created.  Egan sets out along the Via Francigena, once the major medieval trail leading the devout to Rome, and makes his way overland via the alpine peaks and small mountain towns of France, Switzerland and Italy.  The goal: walking to St. Peter's Square, in hopes of meeting the galvanizing pope who is struggling to hold together the church through the worst crisis in half a millennium.

Making his way through a landscape laced with some of the most important shrines to the faith, Egan finds a modern Canterbury Tale in the chapel where Queen Bertha introduced Christianity to pagan Britain; parses the supernatural in a French town built on miracles; and journeys to the oldest abbey in the Western world, founded in 515 and home to continuous prayer over the 1,500 years that have followed.  He is accompanied by a quirky cast of fellow pilgrims and by some of the towering figures of the faith--Joan of Arc, Henry VIII, Martin Luther.

A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Timothy Egan, Author & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter, will be In Conversation with R. Crosby Kemper III, Director of The Kansas City Public Library, about Timothy's New Hardcover A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Timothy Egan will Author Autograph his New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books, before, during, and at this Author Event.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Timothy Egan's Books for Sale at this 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 A Pilgrimage to Eternity is Tuesday, October 15, 2018.

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 Author Autographed Books will be available for Purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$28.00
SKU: A9780735225237

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan.


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