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Kwame Alexander, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Booked, and The Crossover, and Newbery Medalist, at a Special Event!

04/20/2019 - 11:00AM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Kwame Alexander, The New York Times Bestselling Author and Newbery Medalist, will Celebrate his New Middle Reader Softcovers Booked, and The Crossover at a Special Event that is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Turn the Page KC. ABOUT KWAME ALEXANDER:  Kwame Alexander is a Poet, Educator, and The New York Times Bestselling Author of 28 Books, including Rebound, the follow-up to his, Newbery Medal-Winning Middle Grade Novel,...

Ruth Reichl will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover ~ Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

04/25/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:   Ruth Reichl, Trailblazing Food Writer and beloved Restaurant Critic, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Ruth's New Hardcover Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir. ABOUT RUTH REICHL:  Ruth Reichl is the Bestselling Author of the Memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, Garlic and Sapphires, and For You Mom, Finally; the Novel Delicious!; and, most recently, the Cookbook My Kitchen Year....

Ta-Nehisi Coates will be In Conversation about his New Softcover ~ We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy ~ ON A NEW DATE!

04/26/2019 - 7:00PM

  NEW DATE:  Per Ta-Nehisi Coates' request, this Event is Rescheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM, at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.  We look forward to seeing you at this Author Event.  Original previously Dated Admission Tickets will be Accepted and Honored at this Author Event. EVENT OVERVIEW:  Ta-Nehisi Coates, New York Times Bestselling and National Book Award-Winning Author of Between the World and Me, will be In Conversation with Vivien...

Annie Presley will Celebrate the Publication of her New Children's Picture Book ~ Sam Gets Adopted

04/27/2019 - 11:00AM

Annie Presley with passion and purpose wrote and John Keeling Illustrated their New Softcover Children's Picture Book Sam Gets Adopted that is tribute to her family Dog Sam.   EVENT OVERVIEW:  Annie Presley will Celebrate the Publication of her New Softcover Children's Picture Book Sam Gets Adopted at a Charity Benefit for Wayside Waifs: A NO Kill Shelter at Bar K Restaurant, Bar, Coffeehouse & Dog Park. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Annie Presley intended to write...

Mystery Book Club will Discuss ~ Slow Horses by Mick Herron

04/29/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of Slow Horses by Mick Herron. Becci West, Manager, will lead the discussion of Slow Horses. ABOUT THE BOOK:  The first book in CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage series starring a team of MI5 agents united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. London, England: Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while...

Martha Hall Kelly will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ Lost Roses

04/29/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Martha Hall Kelly, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Lilac Girls, will Present her New Hardcover Novel Lost Roses.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books. Lost Roses is her...

Kirk Wallace Johnson will be In Conversation about his New Softcover ~ The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

05/01/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Kirk Wallace Johnson will be In Conversation about his New Softcover The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books, The Kansas City Public Library & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Kirk Wallace Johnson is the Author of To Be a Friend Is Fatal and the Founder of the List Project to...

Anna Quindlen will be In Conversation about her New Hardcover ~ Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting

05/02/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Anna Quindlen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Anna's New Hardcover Memoir Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting. ABOUT ANNA QUINDLEN:  Anna Quindlen is a Novelist and Journalist whose work has appeared on Fiction, Nonfiction, and Self-Help Bestseller Lists.  She is the Author of 9 Novels: Object Lessons, One True...

Esi Edugyan will Present her New Softcover Novel ~ Washington Black

05/07/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Esi Edugyan, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Washington Black, will Present the New Softcover Edition Novel In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Libtrary. ABOUT ESI EDUGYAN:  Esi Edugyan, is Author of these 2 Novels: The Second Life of Samuel Tyne and Half-Blood Blues, which Won the Scotiabank Giller...

Louis Bayard In Conversation about his New Hardcover Novel ~ Courting Mr. Lincoln

05/09/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Louis Bayard will be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Columnist for The Washington Post, about Louis' New Hardcover Novel Courting Mr. Lincoln.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book Author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger Awards for his Historical Thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy....

W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon will Present ~ A Dog's Journey ~ at an Author, Books, Dogs, Movie, and Screenwriters Special Launch Event, and Advance Movie Screening!

05/15/2019 - 7:00PM

W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon will Present ~ A Dog's Journey ~ for an Author, Books, Dogs, Movie, and Screenwriters Special Launch Event, and Advance Movie Screening and Meet & Greet Booksigning! See the Advance Movie Screening of ~ A Dog's Journey ~ as our Guests at NO Charge! A Portion of the Event Book Sales from Rainy Day Books will be Matched by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and will be Donated to the 2 Animal Welfare Agencies listed...

Celeste Ng will be In Conversation about her New Softcover Novel ~ Little Fires Everywhere

05/16/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Celeste Ng, The New York Times Bestselling Author of Little Fires Everywhere, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about Celeste's New Softcover Edition Novel.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT CELESTE NG:  Celeste Ng, grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.  She Graduated from Harvard University and...

Rick Atkinson will Present his New Hardcover ~ The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1)

05/21/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Rick Atkinson, New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of An Army At Dawn, will Present his New Hardcover The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1). ABOUT RICK ATKINSON:  Rick Atkinson is the Bestselling Author of the Liberation Trilogy—An Army at Dawn (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History), The Day of Battle, and The Guns at Last Light—as well as The Long Gray Line and...

Van Jones will Present his New Softcover ~ Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

05/22/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Van Jones, CNN Political Contributor and Host of the recurring CNN Primetime Special The Messy Truth with Van Jones, will Present his New Softcover Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.  This Event is Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mainstream Coalition.  Join us for a discussion about meaningful change. ABOUT VAN JONES:  Van Jones is a CNN Political Contributor and Host of the recurring CNN Primetime Special The Messy...

Tan France, Star of Netflix's Queer Eye, will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover Memoir ~ Naturally Tan

06/07/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Tan France, Star of Netflix's Queer Eye, will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rany Day Books about his New Hardcover Memoir Naturally Tan. ABOUT THE BOOK:  From one of the Stars of Netflix's overnight sensation "Queer Eye", Tan France's Memoir Naturally Tan has his signature wit, style, and tells the origin story of the first openly gay, Muslim man on Television. In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France...

Donna Baier Stein will Present her New Softcover Collection ~ Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton

06/10/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Donna Baier Stein will Present her New Softcover Collection Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library. ABOUT DONNA BAIER STEIN:  Donna Baier Stein,  is the Author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Bronze winner in Foreword Reviews 2017 Book of the Year Award, more), Sympathetic...

J. Ryan Stradel will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ The Lager Queen of Minnesota

07/24/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  J. Ryan Stradel, Bestselling Author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, will Present his New Hardcover Novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT J. RYAN STRADEL:  J. Ryan Stradel is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult...

J. Ryan Stradal will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ The Lager Queen of Minnesota

07/24/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  J. Ryan Stradal, Bestselling Author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest, will Present his New Hardcover Novel The Lager Queen of Minnesota.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT J. RYAN STRADEL:  J. Ryan Stradal is a contributing editor at TASTE Magazine. His bestselling debut, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, won the 2016 American Booksellers Association Indie's Choice Award for Adult...

Karl Marlantes will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ Deep River

07/25/2019 - 6:30PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Karl Marlantes, New York Times Bestselling Author of Matterhorn, will Present his New Hardcover Novel Deep River.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library. ABOUT KARL MARLANTES:  Karl Marlantes, graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, before serving as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation...

Kristan Higgins will Present her New Softcover Novel ~ Life and Other Inconveniences

08/12/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, will Present her New Softcover Novel Life and Other Inconveniences.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT KRISTAN HIGGINS:  Kristan Higgins is The New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nearly 20 Novels, which have been translated into more than 2 dozen languages and have sold Millions of...

Madeline Miller will Present her Critically Acclaimed New Softcover Novel ~ Circe

09/17/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Madeline Miller, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Song of Achilles, will Present her New Softcover Novel Circe. ABOUT MADELINE MILLER:  Madeline Miller was born in Boston and attended Brown University where she earned her BA and MA in Classics.  She lives in Narbeth, PA with her husband and two children.  The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into 25 languages. ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  "A bold...

Candace Bushnell will Present her New Hardcover Novel ~ Is There Still Sex in the City?

09/25/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Candace Bushnell, New York Times Bestselling Author of Sex and the City, will Present her New Hardcover Novel Is There Still Sex In the City?.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT CANDACE BUSHNELL:  Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, Internationally Bestselling Author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four...

William Kent Krueger will Present his New Hardcover Novel ~ This Tender Land

10/07/2019 - 7:00PM

EVENT OVERVIEW:  William Kent Krueger, Bestselling Author of Ordinary Grace, will Present his New Hardcover Novel This Tender Land.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. ABOUT WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER:  William Kent Kruegeris the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary Grace, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel, as well as eighteen Cork O’Connor novels, including Desolation...

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