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Rainy Day Books Mystery Book Club discusses The Midwife’s Tale

07/24/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of The Midwife's Tale by Sam Thomas.  Becci West, Manager will lead the discussion of The Midwife's Tale. ABOUT THE BOOK:  It is 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends,...

Terry Tempest Williams will present The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

07/26/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Terry Tempest Williams will Present her New Softcover The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Terry Tempest Williams is the Award-Winning Author of fifteen Books, including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, and When Women Were Birds. Her work has been widely anthologized around the world. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah, with her husband, Brooke Williams. ABOUT...

Jeff W. Goodwin & son Alexander will give a Multimedia Presentation of Alexander's Journey!

07/27/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jeff W. Goodwin & son Alexander will give a Multimedia Presentation of Jeff's New Softcover Alexander's Journey: Dum Spiro Spero, a Book, and a Documentary DVD (including Digital Download).  Watch the Alexander's Journey - Dum Spiro Spero - Promo Trailer on Vimeo! ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  With twenty years law-enforcement, policing and investigative experience, Jeff W. Goodwin is the Author of Alexander’s Journey: Dum Spiro...

Misty Copeland will present Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

07/31/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Misty Copeland will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You, and discuss her life, and work with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.  Join us for a conversation with celebrated Ballerina and role model Misty Copeland as she shares secrets from her personal journey to help us all achieve glowing health and a life of grace and...

Rainy Day Books Book Club Discussion of News Of The World

08/14/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present a Book Club Discussion of News Of The World by Paulette Jiles. Mary McBride, Bookseller will discuss News Of The World in detail with the Attendees. ABOUT THE BOOK:   This short, powerful novel is historical fiction at its best! Captain Kidd, a 72-year-old war veteran and professional news reader, has been tasked with returning Johanna, a 10-year-old white girl kidnapped by the Kiowa when she was six and...

Daniel H. Wilson will present his New Novel, The Clockwork Dynasty

08/14/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Daniel H. Wilson will Present his New Hardcover Novel The Clockwork Dynasty at a Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, The Story Center. ABOUT DANIEL WILSON:  Daniel H. Wilson is the Bestselling Author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, and Amped, among other Titles.  A Cherokee citizen, he was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. in...

Douglas Preston will present The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

09/11/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Douglas Preston will give a Multimedia Presentation his New Softcover The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Douglas Preston worked as a Writer and Editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught Writing at Princeton University.  He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic...

POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS ~ Sherman Alexie will present You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

09/12/2017 - 7:00PM

  POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS ~ HOLD ONTO ADMISSION PACKAGE TICKETS FOR FUTURE RESCHEDULED AUTHOR EVENT. POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS ~ EVENT OVERVIEW:  Sherman Alexie, Bestselling Author will Present his New Hardcover Memoir You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Sherman Alexie is the Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young...

BOOK CLUB EVENING: Gabrielle Zevin will present Young Jane Young: A Novel

09/13/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Gabrielle Zevin will appear In Conversation for her new Hardcover Young Jane Young: A Novel. Join us for a Book Club Evening with special prizes and surprises! ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Gabrielle Zevin's books have been translated into more than thirty languages. Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list, and has been a bestseller around the world....

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,...

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...

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 about Barbara and Deborah's their 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 Attorney who served in the Kansas...

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...

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...

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

10/11/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  New York Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger 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 WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER:  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...

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

10/18/2017 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Mark Bowden will present his New Hardcover Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. . ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty 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 is The Three Battles of...

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

10/24/2017 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  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 International Space...

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...

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