2017 Library Guild Critique Luncheon

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Indian Hills Country Club

Join the Rockhurst University Library Guild for the annual Critique Luncheon featuring local author Candice Millard. Candice is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic.

Candice recently released her latest book entitled Hero of the Empire: The Boer War and the Making of Winston Churchill. Candice will speak on her research and experiences in writing her novel. In this 50th Anniversary year we will honor our Library Guild past presidents during the luncheon. Books will be available to purchase. 

All guests will enjoy a wine reception followed by a luncheon and book review by Candice Millard at noon. Cost to attend is $60 per person or $550 for a table of 10. Seating will be limited. Invitations will be mailed in February. Questions? Contact Bebe Harrington at bebe,harrington@rockhurst.edu or 816-501-4537.

11 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

Indian Hills Country Club
6847 Tomahawk Road
Mission Hills, KS 66208
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About the Author

Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a New York Times bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York TimesWashington PostSan Francisco ChronicleChristian Science Monitor, and Kansas City StarThe River of Doubt was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick, was a finalist for the Quill Awards, and won the William Rockhill Nelson Award. 

Millard's second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, rose to number five on The New York Times bestseller list and has been named a best book of the year by The New York TimesWashington PostKirkus ReviewsThe Kansas City StarAmazon, and Barnes & NobleDestiny of the Republic won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award for Research Nonfiction, the One Book—One Lincoln Award, the Ohioana Award and the Kansas Notable Book Award. 

Candice released her latest book Hero of the Empire: The Boer War and the Making of Winston Churchill in the Fall of 2016. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.

About the Library Guild

The Rockhurst University Library Guild was founded in 1967 to establish an endowment fund for the continued development of Greenlease Library. Since that time, it has consistently made contributions to the endowment fund through membership dues and fundraising activities that support the acquisition of new reference materials, special collections, and updated technology. For more information on the Library Guild, please visit rockhurst.edu/libraryguild