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Craig Johnson will present The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery

09/21/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Craig Johnson, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Longmire Mysteries will Present his New Hardcover The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery at a Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center. ABOUT CRAIG JOHNSON:  Craig Johnson is The New York Times Bestselling Author of the Longmire Mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix Original Series Longmire.  He is the...

Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James will present The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

09/21/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James will Present their New Hardcover The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery. ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife,...

Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen present Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen

09/24/2017 - 2:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Barbara Powell Allen and Deborah Jean Allen will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Leeanne Seaver and Jan Kreamer about Barbara and Deborah's New Hardcover Becoming Marjorie: The Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen. ABOUT THE AUTHORS:  Barbara Powell Allen is Chairman and President of the SkillBuilders Fund, a Private Foundation founded by Marjorie Powell Allen in 1983.  Barbara is an...

Rainy Day Books Mystery Book Club discusses Iron Lake

09/25/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger.  Becci West, Manager, will lead the discussion of Iron Lake. ABOUT THE BOOK:   Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota. Embittered by his "former" status, and the marital meltdown that has separated him from his children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and...

Ed Darack will present The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, Seal Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

09/26/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Ed Darack will Present his New Hardcover The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, Seal Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Ed Darack is a Writer and Photographer who has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan numerous times to embed with infantry and aviation units at the front lines of modern war.  He is the Author of 4 Books, including Victory Point, and numerous articles on...

Shanthi Sekaran will Present her New Softcover Novel, Lucky Boy

09/26/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Shanthi Sekaran will Present her New Softcover Novel Lucky Boy at a Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center. ABOUT SHANTHI SEKARAN:  Shanthi Sekaran teaches Creative Writing at California College of the Arts, and is a Member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.  She is the Author of The Prayer Room and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Best New American Voices, and...

Jennet Conant will present Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist

09/27/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jennet Conant will Present her New Hardcover Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology. ABOUT JENNET CONANT:  Jennet Conant is the Author of Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist and The New York Times Bestsellers The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and Tuxedo...

Colleen Hoover will present Without Merit: A Novel

10/04/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Colleen Hoover, New York Times Bestselling Author will to Present her New Novel Without Merit at a Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center. ABOUT COLLEEN HOOVER:  Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us.  She has...

Dan Brown will Present his New Hardcover Novel ORIGIN

10/05/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Dan Brown will Present his New Hardcover Novel ORIGIN and Answer audience Questions.  Each ADMISSION PACKAGE includes One Hardcover of ORIGIN and One GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET.  Dan Brown signed a Limited Number of Hardcovers of ORIGIN which will be randomly distributed along with the other Hardcovers to patrons at the conclusion of the Event as they EXIT.  Your PRINTED TICKET will be your Voucher to redeem your Hardcover of ORIGIN at...

Rainy Day Books Book Club Discussion of The Wonder

10/09/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present a Book Club Discussion of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Mary McBride, Bookseller will discuss The Wonder in detail with the Attendees. ABOUT THE BOOK:   In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child's...

William Kent Krueger will present Sulfur Springs: A Cork O'Connor Mystery

10/11/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  William Kent Krueger, New York Times Bestselling Author will visit Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center and Present his New Hardcover Sulfur Springs: A Cork O’Connor Mystery. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Kent Krueger is the Award-Winning Author of 14 previous Cork O'Connor Novels, including Tamarack County and Windigo Island, as well as the Novel Ordinary Grace, Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for...

Rupi Kaur SPECIAL EVENT: A live performance by Bestselling Poet!

10/16/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rupi Kaur will Present her New Softcover Poetry Collection The Sun and Her Flowers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Rupi Kaur is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author & Illustrator of two Poetry Collections.  She started drawing at the age of 5 when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said--draw your heart out.  Rupi views her life as an exploration of that artistic journey.  After completing her degree in rhetoric studies she...

Lisa Lillien (AKA Hungry Girl) In Conversation! about Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!

10/17/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Lisa Lillien (AKA Hungry Girl)  will be In Conversation with Dr. Michaell Robin, Founder & Chief Wellness Officer of Your Wellness Connection about Lisa's New Softcover Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Your Wellness Connection. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa Lillien is a New York Times Bestselling Author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. The founder of hungry-...

Mark Bowden will present Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

10/18/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Mark Bowden will Present his New Hardcover Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mark Bowden is the Author of 13 Books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller Black Hawk Down.  He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 Years and now writes for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other Magazines.  He is also the Writer in Residence at The University of Delaware.  His most recent Book...

Glennon Doyle will present Love Warrior: A Memoir In Conversation

10/18/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Glennon Doyle will be In Conversation about her New Softcover Love Warrior: A Memoir.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Girls on the Run Greater Kansas City. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club pick Love Warrior and the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. She is the founder of the online community Momastery, and the creator and...

Sue Lowell Gallion will Celebrate the Publication of Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat

10/19/2017 - 6:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Sue Lowell Gallion will Celebrate the Publication of her New Children's Picture Hardcover Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sue Lowell Gallion is a printer's daughter, so she has a life-long love of type, paper, and the aroma of ink.  Her work has been published in Highlights, High Five, and Clubhouse Jr. Sue lives with her family in Leawood, Kansas. She is the author of the bestselling Picture Book Pug Meets Pig. ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:...

Walter Isaacson will present his new biography Leonard da Vinci

10/27/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Walter Isaacson will give a Multimedia Presentation about his New Hardcover Biography Leonardo da Vinci. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, Chairman of CNN, and Editor of Time Magazine.  He is the Author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the Co-Author...

Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush will be In Conversation about Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

11/02/2017 - 7:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books for their New Hardcover Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri. Rainy Day Books is proud to Partner with Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri as we welcome Jenna Bush Hager...

Jackson Galaxy (AKA Cat Daddy) will present Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat

11/03/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jackson Galaxy (AKA Cat Daddy) will Present his New Softcover Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat.  Join us and learn more about how you can become a Cat Mojo Expert!  Representatives from Kansas City area cat rescue facilities will also be on hand to share volunteer opportunities. Learn and use your new Cat Mojo superpowers! Come and learn more about KC Pet Project and Another Chance Cat Rescue. They need your help! ABOUT...

David Goldfield will present The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good

11/15/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  David Goldfield will Present his New Hardcover The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is the author of many works on Southern history, including Still Fighting the Civil War; Black, White, and Southern, and, most recently, America Aflame. He lives in North Carolina. ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In The...

Khizr Khan will present An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

11/30/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Khizr Khan will Present for his New Hardcover An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & IRC International Relations Council of Kansas City. ABOUT KHIZR KHAN:  Khizr Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, to farming parents in Gujranwala, a city in rural Pakistan.  He moved to the United States with his wife, Ghazala, in 1980.  The couple became American...

Astronaut Scott Kelly on a NEW DATE will present Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

12/01/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Astronaut Scott Kelly will give a Multimedia Presentation of his New Hardcover Endurance: My Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Scott Kelly is a former Military Fighter Pilot and Test Pilot, an Engineer, a Retired Astronaut, and a Retired U.S. Navy Captain.  A Veteran of four space flights, Kelly Commanded the...

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