William Kent Krueger will Discuss his New Hardcover Mystery ~ Lightning Strike

EVENT OVERVIEW: William Kent Krueger, New York Times Bestselling Author of This Tender Land, will Celebrate the Publication of his New Hardcover Mystery Lightning Strike: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #18)and discuss his life, and his work, with our Customers.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  William Kent Krueger  is the New York Times bestselling author of This Tender Land, Ordinary Grace (winner of the Edgar Award for best novel), as well as eighteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Desolation Mountain and Sulfur Springs. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Learn more at WilliamKentKrueger.com

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The author of the instant New York Times bestseller This Tender Land returns with a powerful prequel to his acclaimed Cork O’Connor series—a book about fathers and sons, long-simmering conflicts in a small Minnesota town, and the events that echo through youth and shape our lives forever.

Aurora is a small town nestled in the ancient forest alongside the shores of Minnesota’s Iron Lake. In the summer of 1963, it is the whole world to twelve-year-old Cork O’Connor, its rhythms as familiar as his own heartbeat. But when Cork stumbles upon the body of a man he revered hanging from a tree in an abandoned logging camp, it is the first in a series of events that will cause him to question everything he took for granted about his hometown, his family, and himself. Cork’s father, Liam O’Connor, is Aurora’s sheriff and it is his job to confirm that the man’s death was the result of suicide, as all the evidence suggests. In the shadow of his father’s official investigation, Cork begins to look for answers on his own. Together, father and son face the ultimate test of choosing between what their heads tell them is true and what their hearts know is right.

In this masterful story of a young man and a town on the cusp of change, beloved novelist William Kent Krueger shows that some mysteries can be solved even as others surpass our understanding.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, September 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM

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

EVENT FORMAT:  William Kent Krueger will introduce his New Hardcover Mystery Lightning Strikeand discuss his life and work with our Customers.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 Person plus 1 Hardcover):  $27.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of Lightning Strike, and 1 Reservation.  Seating is Limited to 40 People. 

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter, or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

The Publication & Sale Date for Lightning Strike is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

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.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205

ORDER ADMISSION PACKAGE: Admits ONE, includes one Hardcover copy of Lightning Strike.


ORDER AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: One Hardcover copy of Lightning Strike.


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