John Grisham

This event is presently SOLD OUT. Readers may pre-order a copy of The Rooster Bar to get a signed copy. 

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WHAT: Sarah Bagby will host John Grisham in conversation with Clare Vanderpool about Grisham's newest book The Rooster Bar

John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. Of his writing, he has said, "I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial."

Clare Vanderpool is the award-winning author of two novels: Moon Over Manifest and Navigating Early. Moon Over Manifest, her debut novel, was awarded by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband and four children.

Sarah Bagby is the owner of Watermark Books & Cafe.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203

ADMISSION: The event is ticketed. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Rooster Bar and costs $35.00. Tickets are available through Select-a-Seat starting September 29th at 10:00 a.m. CST; you can order HERE, or by calling 1-855-755-SEAT (7328), or by picking them up at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman.  Tickets purchased in-person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office do not incur a convenience charge. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You will pick up your book at the event. 

  • To attend this event, you MUST purchase your ticket from the link above, or in person at Select-a-Seat. 
  • Ordering the book at the bottom of this page will get you a copy of the book -- but NOT A TICKET to the event.
  • Attendees will receive a signed first edition of The Rooster Bar after the event. Mr. Grisham will not sign books after his presentation.

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that's on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.
But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .
Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at The Rooster Bar.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Abode Venue
1330 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67203
The Rooster Bar Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541176
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday Books - October 24th, 2017

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