8th Annual Book Group Event featuring Sarah Winman


Sarah Winman, author of Tin Man [photo credit: Patricia Niven]Who: Rakestraw's terrific crew of book-loving folks -- Michelle, Janine, Amy, Michael, and Ella -- joined by Penguin sales rep extraordinaire, Wendy Pearl. The evening's guest of honor is English novelist Sarah Winman.

What: The Rakestraw crew (and Wendy!) will be presenting at least 40 books worthy of reading and, even more importantly, of discussing with your book group. Then, in the second hour, we are thrilled to present a very special event with novelist Sarah Winman. She will be talking about marvelous her new book,Tin Man. She will be signing books at the end of the evening.

When: Monday, 21 May 2018 at 7 PM. Doors will open at 6:15 PM. Plan on this event lasting until about 9 PM. We encourage you to arrive early if you're an individual looking for a book group or a book group in need of new members! 

How much? $15/person. Each ticket admits one and includes two coupons (one for $10 and one for $5 to be used towards your first two book purchases during the festival. Please make your plans early, this event will sell out. Tickets should be purchased through Eventbrite.

Where: Rakestraw Books.

Why you should care: This year's Book Group Festival -- a celebration of books, book groups, and writing -- is inspired by the powerful belief that sharing stories with each other is incredibly important. As we become more and more disconnected from each other -- our busy lives, the digital illusion -- coming together to discuss a great book, and our lives and values, is more important than ever. Every great book group needs great books to discuss and that's where we come in! During the course of this evening, our team of book nerds will present a terrific array -- some new and some not-so-new -- of books worth reading and worth discussing. We promise your group will go away fired up to read beyond the bestseller list, and way, way beyond your sister's hairdresser's friend's self-published novel! 

And, as if that weren't enough to make a splendid evening, we are delighted to present English novelist Sarah Winman. A Rakestraw favorite, Sarah will be presenting her marvelous book, The Kitchens of the Great MidwestKitchens of the Great Midwest, "about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country s most coveted dinner reservation, is the one summer's most hotly anticipated paperbacks.

Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal's startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.

We are thrilled to invite you to this very special evening. Please invite your friends and come join the fun!

Event date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Tin Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735218727
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 15th, 2018