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Rainy Day Books is located in
The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, Kansas 66205-1705
Phone: 913-384-3126

Store Hours:
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 10 to 6 and Saturdays 10 to 5
Sundays we are Home with our families and friends to read and rest!

In This Newsletter
Tuesday Night: Ridley Pearson!
Thursday Night: Charlaine Harris!
Friday Night: Alton Brown!
Sunday Afternoon: Carli Lloyd!
Great New Books arrive on our Shelves each Week!
Our World-Famous Author Events Calendar!

Ridley Pearson , Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Deborah Shouse , Sunday, October 09, 2016

Ann Patchett , Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Patricia Polacco , Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

H. W. Brands , Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nadia Hashimi , Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Peter Cozzens , Thursday, November 03, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Volume 815                   October 03 , 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Stacy Schiff was In Conversation with R. Crosby Kemper, III, Executive of Kansas City Public Library about her New Softcover  The Witches: Salem, 1692 .  This Event was at Plaza Branch, Truman Forum.  This Event was Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & Kansas City Public Library.
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On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Sue Lowell Gallion Celebrated the Publication of her New Children's Picture Hardcover Pug meets Pig at Rainy Day Books. 
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On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Gayle Forman , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Young Adult Novel If I Stay, that was made into a Major Motion Picture, Presented her Debut Adult Fiction Hardcover Novel Leave Me at a Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center.
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On Friday, September 30, 2016, Rainy Day Books was the Official Bookseller at Living in Vitality (LiV) at Overland Park Convention Center.  Jennifer Ashton, MD, MS, FACOG , from ABC's Good Morning America was the Morning Keynote Speaker.  Jennifer Presented and Autographed her Books: Your Body Beautiful: Clockstopping Secrets to Staying Healthy, Strong, and Sexy in Your 30s, 40s, and Beyond ; and The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You ; and Eat This, Not That When You're Expecting: The Doctor-Recommended Plan for Baby and You! Your Complete Guide to the Very Best Foods for Every Stage of Pregnancy .
Kelly McGonigal, PhD , was the Afternoon Keynote Speaker.  Kelly Presented and Autographed her Books: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It ; and The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It .
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On Saturday, October 01, 2016, Rainy Day Books was the Official Bookseller at Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award Luncheon at Kansas City Public LIbrary, Central Library, Helzberg Auditorium.  Award-Winning Author Barbara Stuber was the Keynote Speaker.  Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer by Patrick Dobson was the 1st Place Winner.  The Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren was the 2nd Place Winner.
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On Saturday, October 01, 2016, Jamie Metzl Presented his New Hardcover Eternal Sonata: A Thriller of the Near Future at The Barstow School.  This Event was Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books & The Barstow School.
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On Sunday, October 02, 2016, Carli Lloyd , U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Captain was In Conversation with Vivien Jennings about Carli's New Hardcover When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.  The House was FULL of Soccer Fans!  This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, Win for KC, Skillbuilders Fund & Women's Foundation.
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We work smart & hard to create exciting and unique opportunities as we celebrate 41 Years of bringing Authors, Books and Customers together for memorable experiences!
Tuesday Night:
Ridley Pearson will Present  
Lock and Key: The Initiation: Book 1  

Ridley PearsonNew York Times Bestselling Author will Present his New Middle Grade Hardcover Novel Lock and Key: The Initiation: Book 1.
The Bestselling Author of The Kingdom Keepers Series and Co-Author of Peter and The Starcatchers will Present an all New Adventure featuring a young James Moriarty and a young Sherlock Holmes!
This Complimentary OPEN House Event is Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events to Register or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have Ridley's Books for Sale at this Event. 
Thursday Night:
Charlaine Harris will Present
All the Little Liars: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery 

Charlaine Harris has been writing Bestselling Books for over 30 Years!  She is the Author of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, the Shakespeare Mysteries, the Harper Connelly Mysteries, the Cemetery Girl Mysteries, and the Sookie Stackhouse Urban Fantasy Series, which is the basis for the HBO show True Blood.
This Event is Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
Friday Night:
Alton Brown will Present  

Alton Brown will Present his Hardcover Cookbook Everydaycook.
Alton Brown, Food Network Star LIVE and IN PERSON!
This Event is Friday, October 07, 2016, at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
Sunday Afternoon:
Deborah Shouse will Present  
Connecting in the Land of Dementia:
Creative Activities to Explore Together 

Deborah Shouse, Ron Zoglin and Musical Guests Rod Fleeman and Cynthia Schroer, will Present a lively Program based on Deborah's New Softcover Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together .

This Complimentary OPEN House Event is Sunday, October 09, 2016, at 2:00 PM at Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.
The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train Movie 10032016 

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow star in DreamWorks Pictures' The Girl on the Train , from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods). 
In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.  Based on Paula Hawkins' Bestselling Novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the Screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.  The Film will be Released by Universal Pictures. 
The Girl on the Train has been rated R (Restricted: Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for violence, sexual content, language and nudity.  
This ADVANCE SCREENING Event is Tuesday, October 04, 2016, at 7:00 PM at AMC Studio 30 in Olathe, 12075 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, Kansas 66062.
A Limited Number of Passes for Two are available for In-Person Pick-Up at Rainy Day Books.  Limit One Pass Per Customer.
Great New Books arrive on our Shelves
each Week! 
All the Little Liars
Minotaur Books
Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora's 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them. Also gone are two of his friends, and an 11-year-old girl who was just hoping to get a ride home from soccer practice. And then there's an even worse discovery at the kids last known destination, a dead body. While the local police and sheriff's department comb the county for the missing kids and interview everyone even remotely involved, Aurora and her new husband, true crime writer Robin Crusoe, begin their own investigation. Could the death and kidnappings have anything to do with a group of bullies at the middle school? Is Phillip's disappearance related to Aurora's father's gambling debts? Or is Phillip himself, new to town and an unknown quantity, responsible for taking the other children? But regardless of the reason, as the days go by, the most important questions remain. Are the kids still alive? Who could be concealing them? Where could they be?
Today Will Be Different
Little, Brown and Company
A brilliant novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
Napoleon's Last Island
Atria Books
From the bestselling author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars, a new historical novel set on the remote island of Saint Helena about the remarkable friendship between a young woman and one of history's most intriguing figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, during the final years of his life in exile. In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island with no chance of escape, he found an unexpected ally: a spirited British girl named Betsy Balcombe who lived on the island with her family. While Napoleon waited for his own accommodations to be built, the Balcombe family played host to the infamous exile, a decision that would have devastating consequences for them all.
The Trespasser
Being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point. Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before. And that her death won t stay in its neat by-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend, fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be. Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can t tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?
Winter Storms
Little, Brown and Company
Some of the stormy weather of the past few seasons seems to have finally lifted for the Quinns. After a year apart, and an ill-fated affair with the Winter Street Inn's old Santa Claus, Mitzi has returned to rule the roost; Patrick is about to be released from prison; Kevin has a successful new business and is finally ready to tie the knot with Isabelle; and best of all, there's hopeful news about Bart, who has been captured by enemy forces in Afghanistan. That doesn't mean there aren't a few dark clouds on the horizon. Kelley has recently survived a health scare; Jennifer can't quite shake her addiction to the drugs she used as a crutch while Patrick was in jail; and Ava still can't decide between the two lovers that she's been juggling with limited success. However, if there's one holiday that brings the Quinn family together to give thanks for the good times, it's Christmas. And this year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as the Quinns prepare to host Kevin and Isabelle's wedding at the inn. But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on Nantucket, threatening to keep the Quinns away from the place--and the people--they love most. Before the snow clears, the Quinns will have to survive enough upheavals to send anyone running for the spiked eggnog, in this touching novel that proves that when the holidays roll around, you can always go home again.
The Moth Catcher
Minotaur Books
Life seems perfect in the quiet community of Valley Farm. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist, to look after the place while they re away. But his dead body is found by the side of the lane a lonely place to die. When DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, she finds the body of a second man. What the two victims seem to have in common is a fascination with studying moths and with catching these beautiful, intriguing creatures. The others who live in Valley Farm have secrets too: Lorraine's calm demeanor belies a more complex personality; Annie and Sam's daughter, Lizzie, is due to be released from prison; and Nigel watches, silently, every day, from his window. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be many deadly secrets trapped there.
All That Man Is
Graywolf Press
Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize!
Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction!
A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving--in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel--to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing a dramatic arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, the ostensibly separate narratives of All That Man Is aggregate into a picture of a single shared existence, a picture that interrogates the state of modern manhood while bringing to life, unforgettably, the physical and emotional terrain of an increasingly globalized Europe. And so these nine lives form an ingenious and new kind of novel, in which David Szalay expertly plots a dark predicament for the twenty-first-century man.
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Crown Publishing Group
Britain's Special Air Service or SAS was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS's remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.
Thank You for Supporting Your Community Bookseller, Rainy Day Books, Since 1975!

Since November 04, 1975, we have pursued our Legacy of Literacy:  41 years of helping match readers to great Books, bringing famous and soon-to-be-famous names to Kansas City, and enjoying the excitement of sharing so many experiences.
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Rainy Day Books is located in The Fairway Shops, at the Northwest corner of the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Belinder Road.  Our address is 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas (KS) 66205.  Our Phone Number is 913-384-3126. 
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Roger & Vivien at Home with their Books


Life is Good and it just keeps getting Better, 


Vivien & Roger and all of your friends at Rainy Day Books