ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nicholas Sparks is the author of 15 New York Times Bestselling Books. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward, even life and death loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans a future that Luke has the power to rewrite, if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Nicholas Sparks will discuss his life and New Book The Longest Ride In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc. A Meet & Greet with readers & fans will follow the discussion. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased. Patrons will receive their autographed Books at the Door of this Event. In order to allow time for meet-and-greet with fans after this Event, no autographing will take place at this event.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of The Longest Ride, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
PLEASE NOTE: Your order will be held under your name at the Will Call table of this event. AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS AND TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TOGETHER AT THE DOOR OF THIS EVENT on 10/10/13. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.
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Location: Street: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary Additional: 707 W 47th Street City: Kansas City, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 64112 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)