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Susan Branch will celebrate her New Book A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Susan Branch will celebrate the Publication of her New Book A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English Countryside with a Reception at Rainy Day Books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Susan Branch is the Author of twelve Bestselling Heart of the Home Lifestyle Books about cooking, gardening, sewing, family, best friends, entertaining, and the little things that make life sweet.

ABOUT A FINE ROMANCE:  A Fine Romance is a hand-painted love story about Susan's voyage on the Queen Mary II and two months in England, touring the countryside and sharing stories, recipes, and travel tips. Each page is a piece of art, filled with paintings, pictures, and Susan's elegantly handwritten and unique thoughts about everything from pubs to Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Susan Branch will visit with readers & fans and Author Autograph her New Book A Fine Romance.

ADMISSION PACKAGE Per Person:  $26.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of A Fine Romance and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Light refreshments will be served.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

NEW DATE!: Emily Miller will discuss Emily Gets Her Gun

NEW DATE!  EVENT OVERVIEW:  Emily Miller will Meet & Greet readers & fans and Autograph Hardcovers of her New Book Emily Gets Her Gun.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Centerfire Shooting Sports.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Emily Miller is Senior Editor of the opinion pages at The Washington Times.  She appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, and CNBC.  She was Awarded the prestigious Institute on Political Journalism's Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting.  Miller was previously Senior Editor of Human Events, a Columnist for AOL's Politics Daily, Associate Producer at ABC News, and Desk Assistant at NBC News.  She also served as Deputy Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of State in the Administration of President George W. Bush, after being a Press Secretary on Capitol Hill.  A Baltimore native, Miller is a Cum Laude Graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

ABOUT EMILY GETS HER GUN:  Emily Miller tells her personal story of how being a single, female victim of a home invasion drove her to try to obtain a legally registered gun in Washington, D.C.  The narrative, sometimes shocking, other times hilarious in its absurdity, gives the reader a real life understanding of how gun-control laws only make it more difficult for honest, law-abiding people to get guns, while violent crime continues to rise.  Using facts and newly uncovered research, Miller exposes the schemes politicians on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and around the country are using to deny people their Second Amendment rights.  She exposes the myths that gun grabbers and liberal media use to get new laws passed that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms.

NEW DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

LOCATION:  Centerfire Shooting Sports, 875 N Jan-Mar Court, Olathe, Kansas 66061.  Phone:  913-782-4900

EVENT FORMAT:  Emily Miller will Meet & Greet readers & fans and Autograph Hardcovers of her New Book Emily Gets Her Gun.  Rainy Day Books will have Emily Gets Her Gun of Sale at the Event!

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  OPEN HOUSE EVENT!  Bring a friend and check out Kansas City's premier indoor shooting facility. 

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Pat Conroy will appear In Conversation about his new memoir The Death of Santini

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Bestselling Author Pat Conroy will appear In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., about Pat's New Memoir The Death of Santini.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books Literacy Kansas City.

ABOUT PAT CONROY:  Pat Conroy is the Bestselling Author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook, My Losing Season, and South of Broad.  He currently lives in Beaufort, South Carolina with his wife, novelist Cassandra King.

ABOUT THE DEATH OF SANTINI:  In this powerful and intimate New Memoir, THE DEATH OF SANTINI, Pat Conroy - the beloved Bestselling Author of The Prince of Tides - and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.  Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life.  The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate."  As the oldest of seven children dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father took on his siblings, and especially on his mother, Peg.  She was his lifeline to a better world, the world of books and culture, and despite the serial confrontations with his father Pat managed to claw his way towards a life he hardly could have imagined as a child.  Pat's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with his family life.  While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much attention, the public rift it caused with his father generated more attention still.  Their long-simmering conflict burst into the open, fracturing an already battered family even further.  But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal.  In the final years of his life, Don Conroy and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts. Quite unexpectedly, the Santini who had freely doled out backhanded slaps targeted his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years. He defended his son's honor.  The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching account of personal and family struggle, and a poignant lesson in how ties of blood can both strangle and offer succor.  It is an act of reckoning, an exorcism of demons, but one whose ultimate conclusion is that love can conquer even the meanest of men.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Pat Conroy will discuss his New Book In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of The Death of Santini, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CONCLUDED FOR THIS EVENT.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.  The Publication Date of The Death of Santini is October 29, 2013.  Your Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after this Date.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  Books will be Autographed by the Author, however no inscriptions or personalizations are possible.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Jared Diamond will discuss The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

EVENT OVERVIEW:  The Bestselling Author of Collapse and Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond will present his New Book The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Author Event Co-Sponsors:  Rainy Day Books, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology and MRI Global.

ABOUT JARED DIAMOND:  Jared Diamond is a Professor of Geography at UCLA.  Among his many Awards are The National Medal of Science, The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and The Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by The Rockefeller University.  His previous Books include Why Is Sex Fun?, The Third Chimpanzee, Collapse, and Guns, Germs, and Steel, Winner of The Pulitzer Prize.

ABOUT THE WORLD UNTIL YESTERDAY:  Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity.  Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things.  While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.  Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.  The World Until Yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.

EVENT FORMAT:  Jared Dimaond will discuss his New Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $18.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).   It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.  The World Until Yesterday in Softcover (Trade Paperback) will be Published and available for purchase on October 29, 2013.  Your order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after this Date.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$18.00
SKU: DiamondADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket.

 

 


$18.00
SKU: DiamondADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.

 

 


One Author Autographed Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond.


Mark Lee Gardner will discuss Shot All To Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Western historian Mark Lee Gardner, the bestselling author To Hell On A Fast Horse, presents his new book Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape.

ABOUT MARK LEE GARDNER:  Mark Lee Gardner is the author of To Hell on a Fast Horse, which tells the story of Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett. An authority on the American West, Gardner has appeared on PBS's American Experience and ABC's World News, as well as on the History Channel, the Encore Westerns channel, NPR, and BBC Radio. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, American Heritage, Wild West, American Cowboy, and New Mexico Magazine. Gardner lives with his family in Cascade, Colorado.

ABOUT SHOT ALL TO HELL:  It was the most famous bank robbery of all time, involving the legendary James-Younger gang's final shocking holdup--the infamous Northfield Raid--and the thrilling two-week chase that followed. Mark Lee Gardner, author of the critically acclaimed To Hell on a Fast Horse, takes us inside Northfield's First National Bank and outside to the streets as Jesse James and his band of outlaws square off against the heroic citizens who risked their lives to defeat America's most daring criminals. With vivid detail and novelistic verve, Gardner follows the James brothers as they elude both the authorities and the furious citizen posses hell-bent on capturing them in one of the largest manhunts in the history of the United States. He reveals the serendipitous endings of the Younger brothers--Cole, Jim, and Bob--and explores the James brothers' fates after the dust settled, solving mysteries about the raid that have been hotly debated for more than 130 years.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Johnson County Library, Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.

EVENT FORMAT:  Mark Lee Gardner will discuss his new book and answer audience questions. A booksigning will follow the discussion. This event is open to the public.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below. When requested, we ask authors to inscribe books. Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option. While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event. All books are packed in cushioned bubble wrap and shipped in boxes. International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination. Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Stephen Jimenez will discuss The Book of Matt at a Complimentary OPEN House Event

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Stephen Jimenez will discuss his New Book The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard at an OPEN House Event.  Rainy Day Books and the Publisher Steerforth Press are making a collaborative community contribution by making this a Complimentary OPEN House Event to encourage in-depth conversations on this controversial Murder Case.

 

"What if nearly everything you thought you knew about Matthew Shepard’s murder was wrong?  What if our most fiercely held convictions about the circumstances of that fatal night of October 6, 1998, have obscured other, more critical, aspects of the case?  None of this is idle speculation; it’s the fruit of years of dogged investigation by journalist Stephen Jimenez, himself gay.  In the course of his reporting, Jimenez interviewed over 100 subjects, including friends of Shepard and of his convicted killers, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, as well as the killers themselves." ~ Aaron Hicklin, Editor-in-Chief of Out Magazine, in The Advocate

"The Book of Matt (is) this most detailed effort to rescue the protagonists from caricature, Jimenez does not polemicize or tread deeply into the psyches of the main figures.  Rather, he explores the drug-fueled world they inhabited, and evokes its thick air of violence." ~ JoAnn Wypijeski, who covered the Shepard murder for Harper's, in The Nation.  Link to full review: (http://www.TheNation.com/article/176572/laramie-revisited-myth-matthew)

"Investigative Journalism at its relentless and compassionate best." ~ Kirkus Reviews

 

ABOUT STEPHEN JIMENEZ:  Stephen Jimenez is an Award-Winning Journalist, Writer and Producer.  He is a 2012 Norman Mailer Nonfiction Fellow and has written and produced programs for ABC News 20/20, Dan Rather Reports, Nova, Fox, Court TV and others.  His accolades include the Writers Guild of America Award, the Mongerson Award for Investigative Reporting (Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism), an Emmy, and several fellowships at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.  A graduate of Georgetown University, he has taught screenwriting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and other colleges.  Mr. Jimenez lives in Brooklyn, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

ABOUT THE BOOK OF MATT:  A provocative and spellbinding examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, nraveling for the first time the hidden complexities, motives, personalities and events surrounding this landmark American crime.  On a chilly October evening, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged "strangers," Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, also 21.  Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive.  He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow.  Overnight, however, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts in the case.  By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate.  Vigils and protests were held in cities and towns across the nation. Hollywood celebrities, rock stars and Washington politicians eulogized Matthew and issued an urgent call for federal hate-crime legislation.  But above all, it was the media that reduced the crime to a single, unblemished storyline: Matthew Shepard was randomly targeted, robbed and killed because he was gay.  The murder was a lightning rod that quickly became a cause, while its all-too-human victim was transformed into a martyr, an icon, a new American hero.  But who was the real Matthew Shepard?  And now that he was larger than life, did anyone care?  The Book is sure to stir new controversy and dialogue as it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its cast of characters, proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard was not killed for being gay but for reasons far more complicated and daunting.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Stephen Jimenez will discuss his New Book The Book of Matt and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  OPEN House Event.  Rainy Day Books and the Publisher Steerforth Press are making a collaborative community contribution by making this a Complimentary OPEN House Event to encourage in-depth conversations about this controversial Murder Case.

If you would like to Special Order an Author Autographed Hardcover of The Book of Matt for $26.00 plus Kansas Slaes Tax for Pick-Up at the Will Call Table of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  Walk-In's are Welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Special Orders held at the Will Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them them up ahead of time.  The Book of Matt will be Published and available for purchase on and after September 24, 2013.  Your Special Order will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after this Date.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., In Conversation about The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

EVENT OVERVIEW:  New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Pipher, Ph.D., will appear In Conversation about her New Book The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.

ABOUT MARY PIPHER:  Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and the Author of nine Books, including the New York Times Bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World.  She lives in Nebraska.

ABOUT THE GREEN BOAT:  In Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher offered a paradigm-shattering look at the lives of adolescent women.  Now Pipher is back with another ground-breaking examination of everyday life, this time exploring how to conquer our fears about the major environmental issues that confound us and transform them into a positive force in our lives.  Pipher emphasizes the importance of taking small, positive steps to preserve what’s important, drawing from her own experiences as part of a group fighting energy company TransCanada’s installation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Midwest, which will sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of 40% of the United States’ fresh water.  The challenges she confronts reveal surprising answers to the critical questions we face: How do we mobilize ourselves and our communities to work together to solve global problems?  How do we stay happy amid very difficult situations?  And what is the true meaning of hope?  Both profound and practical, The Green Boat explains how we can attend to the world around us with calmness, balance, and great love.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Mary Pipher, Ph.D., will discuss her New Book In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder and President of Rainy Day Books. A booksigning will follow the discussion.  Jim Pipher, Ph.D., Mary's Husband will entertain us with his guitar before Mary gives her Presentation.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of The Green Boat, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will automatically have your Admission Packages held at the Will-Call Table of this Event if you are unable to pick them up ahead of time.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  All books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Bill McKibben will discuss Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Bill McKibben will discuss his New Book Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.

ABOUT BILL MCKIBBEN:  Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen Books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy.  Bill is the Founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming.  He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize.  He lives in Ripton, Vermont, with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.

ABOUT OIL AND HONEY:  Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.   With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found.  Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food.  Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole.   Oil and Honey is Bill McKibben’s account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight, from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers.  With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Bill McKibben will discuss his new life and New Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Admission Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Oil and Honey, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.   Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication Date of this Book is September 17, 2013.   Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after September 17, 2013.  We will automatically have your Books held at the Door of this Event if you do not pick them up ahead of time.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask authors to inscribe books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the author will inscribe your book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  All books are packed in cushioned bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$26.00
SKU: McKibbenADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Oil and Honey, one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket.

 

 


$26.00
SKU: McKibbenADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover copy of Oil and Honey and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.
 
 


Jonathan Alter will present The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jonathan Alter will discuss his life and new novel The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jonathan Alter, a Chicago native and former senior editor at NEWSWEEK, is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.  The 2012 campaign marks the ninth Presidential Election that Jonathan has covered.  His previous Books, The Promise: President Obama, Year One and The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, are Bestsellers.  He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The Elections of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history.  With huge victories in the 2010 midterm Elections the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right.  The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal.  Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in nineteen states to tilt the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center.

In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads.  He pierces the bubble of The White House and of the Presidential Campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight.  More than a campaign Book, this is the epic story of an embattled President facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008.  Jonathan relates the untold story behind Obama’s highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies.

There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from “Obama Derangement Syndrome.”  Jonathan takes us inside the GOP “clown car” primaries as well as Obama’s disastrous preparation for the first debate.  We meet Obama’s analytics geeks working out of “The Cave” and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney’s infamous comments on the “47 percent.”

The Center Holds, which follows Jonathan’s acclaimed The Promise, will deepen our understanding of Obama’s Presidency, the 2012 Election stakes, and the future of his second term.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Jonathan Alter will discuss his new Book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $30.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the Webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication Date of this Book is June 4, 2013.   Orders placed before this Date will be processed and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after June 4, 2013.

 

SPECIAL PRIVATE RECEPTION: Meet & Greet Jonathan Alter at a Special Private Reception supporting Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.  Patrons will receive Reserved Seating at the 7:00 PM Presentation.

Make Reservations now through Planned Parenthood's Website.

 

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Susannah Cahalan will present her Bestselling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Susannah Cahalan, The New York Times Bestselling Author will present her compelling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Susannah Cahalan is a news reporter at The New York Post whose Award-Winning work has also been featured in The New York Times.  She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The New York Times Bestseller that NPR calls “stunningly brave…a kind of anti-memoir, an out-of-body personal account of a young woman’s fight to survive one of the cruelest diseases imaginable…An unexpected gift of a book from one of America’s most courageous young journalists.”

One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, and wearing a wristband that marked her as a “flight risk.”  Her medical records—chronicling a month-long hospital stay, of which she had no memory at all—showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability.  Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper.  Who was the stranger who had taken over her body?  What was happening to her mind?

In this swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing story of her inexplicable descent into madness, the period that nearly tore her closest friends and family apart, and the brilliant, lifesaving diagnosis that almost didn’t happen.  A team of doctors would spend a month—and more than a million dollars—searching for a medical explanation before they recognized the symptoms of a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the brain, a disease now thought to be tied to both schizophrenia and autism, and perhaps the root of “demonic possessions” throughout history.

Praised as “captivating” (The New York Times Book Review) and “a fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is the account of one woman’s struggle to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind.  Using her considerable journalistic skills, Susannah pieces together the story of her “lost month” to write an unforgettable memoir about memory and identity, faith and love.  It is an important, profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Susannah Cahalan will present her New Book Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.  A Booksigning will follow the presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.   Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.   Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication Date of the New Book is August 6, 2013.  Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after August 6, 2013.

YES, WE SHIP AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Autographed Book using the link below.  When requested, we ask Authors to inscribe Books.  Please use the "Inscribe To" field below if you would like this option.  While we cannot guarantee that the Author will inscribe your Book, we will make every effort to fulfill your request. Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.  International customers, E-mail Mailbox@RainyDayBooks.com for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

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