Fiction

Ayad Akhtar In Conversation: American Dervish

EVENT:  Ayad Akhtar appears In Conversation for his debut novel American Dervish. 

Geoffrey highly recommends this new author: "In the heart of America at the start of the 1980's, Hayat Shah is coming of age.  Challenged on all sides by contradictions, Hayat is a good student, a good son, and searching for his faith.  Rare is the debut novel that lifts the veil off the reader's own eyes.  American Dervish is a revelation, a provocative and brilliant moral dilemma.  Can one be true to one's faith and to one's country?  Without question, Ayad Akhtar is true to the storyteller's craft.  Read it and cheer."

"What a pleasure to encounter a first novel as self-assured and effortlessly told as Ayad Akhtar's American Dervish, an immensely entertaining coming-of-age story, what distinguishes Mr. Akhtar's novel is its generosity and its willingness to embrace the contradictions of its memorably idiosyncratic characters and the society they inhabit [A] charming debut." ~ Adam Langer, The New York Times

AUTHOR: Ayad Akhtar is an American-born, first generation Pakistani-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He holds degrees in Theater from Brown University and in Directing from the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he won multiple awards for his work.  He is the author of numerous screenplays and was star and co-writer of The War Within, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and an International Press Academy Satellite Award for Best Picture, Drama.  American Dervish is his first novel.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  St. Paul's Episcopal Day School, 4041 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $14.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Trade Paperback of American Dervish, One Stamped Admission Ticket, and One Guest Admission 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 3:00 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.

EVENT FORMAT:  Ayad Akhtar will discuss his New Book as part of a Community Conversation on Cultural Diversity lead by Reverend Dr. Stan Runnels, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  A Booksigning follows the Conversation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order a signed copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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, to all destinations.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event. 

BOOK CLUB EVENING A Conversation with Kate Morton: The Secret Keeper

EVENT:  The New York Times Bestselling author Kate Morton appears In Conversation about her new novel The Secret Keeper on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future.  She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him.  Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.  Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London.  She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades.  From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.  The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have.  It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told in Morton’s signature style against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Kate Morton, a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature.  She lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of The Secret Keeper, One Stamped 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 3:00 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.

EVENT FORMAT:  BOOK CLUB EVENING! Vivien Jennings, Founder & president of Rainy Day Books, will present selected suggestions for book clubs to read from 6:30-7:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, Kate Morton will discuss her New Book The Secret Keeper In Conversation with Vivien Jennings. The Conversation will last approximately One Hour.  A Booksigning will follow the Conversation.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Hardcover below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Matthew Inman, AKA, The Oatmeal, discusses The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

EVENT: Matthew Inman, AKA, The Oatmeal, discusses his hilarious New Book The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Matthew Inman runs the brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative Website TheOatmeal.com  Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington.  He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey.  He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth.  His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication. He is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  The newest creation from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances is a hilarious and profound collection of stories about running, eating, and blerching.

In addition to the title comic, a viral sensations shared and retweeted by thousands and read by millions, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distance includes over 70 pages of never-before-seen material.  With the distinctively acerbic wit that earned TheOatmeal.com a devoted worldwide fan base, Inman takes on gluttony, vanity, gym culture, and his quest to quiet the noise of a technology-obsessed culture while overcoming his own inner demons.

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distance, the Internet's favorite cartoonist offers a heartfelt nad humorously affecting manifesto of inner peace that entertains runners and non-runners alike. 

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover of  The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

Admission Packages will be available for Purchase for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 1:00 PM.  Online Ordering is now deferred to Onsite Event Ordering.

EVENT FORMAT:  Matthew Inman will discuss his New Book The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Softcover below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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 domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only Autograph Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for purchase at our Author Event.

One Author Autographed Softcover of The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman.

 

 

 

 


Our William Kent Krueger Author Event had to be Cancelled

Our William Kent Krueger Author Event had to be Cancelled due to a sudden death in his family.  We all send our prayers and condolences to William Kent Krueger and his family.


Bruce DeSilva discusses Cliff Walk: A Liam Mulligan Mystery

EVENT:  Bruce DeSilva appears for his latest Liam Mulligan novel Cliff Walk.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Bruce DeSilva spent 41 Years as a journalist before writing Rogue Island, his first novel, which won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and the 2011 Macavity Award for best debut.  Formerly the Associated Press’ writing coach, responsible for training AP journalists worldwide, Bruce is now a Master’s Thesis Advisor at the Columbia University School of Journalism.  Bruce and his wife, the poet Patricia Smith, live in Howell, New Jersey, with their granddaughter, Mikaila, and two enormous canines, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady and a mutt named Rondo.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at dying Providence Newspaper, suspects the Governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way.  But this isn’t the only story making headlines; a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm.  Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk.

At first, the killings seem random, but as Mulligan keeps digging into the state’s thriving sex business, strange connections emerge.  Promised free sex with hookers if he minds his own business and a beating if he doesn’t, Mulligan enlists Thanks-Dad, the newspaper publisher’s son, and Attila the Nun, the state’s colorful Attorney General, in his quest for the truth.  What Mulligan learns will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality, shake his tenuous religious faith, and leave him wondering who his real friends are.

Cliff Walk is at once a hard-boiled mystery and an exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography.  Written with the unique and powerful voice that won Bruce an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Cliff Walk lifts Liam Mulligan into the pantheon of great suspense heroes and is a giant leap for the career of Bruce DeSilva.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $24.99 includes One Hardcover of Cliff Walk, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Order Comments Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Sales & Service Counter. 

EVENT FORMAT:  Bruce DeSilva will discuss his new Book Cliff Walk and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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, to all destinations.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

A Conversation with Linda Fairstein

EVENT:  The New York Times Bestselling author Linda Fairstein appears In Conversation and celebrating the release of her new novel Night Watch on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.

If at night you like to watch the TV Show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), then you should read Linda Fairstein.  She ran the SVU at the Manhattan District Attorney's office for 25 Years.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In her thirteen Bestsellers, Linda Fairstein has taken millions of fans inside sinister worlds that most of us can’t even imagine.  Thanks to her extensive experience as a New York City prosecutor, she creates situations that are stunning for both their compulsive readability and their authenticity.  Taking Alexandra Cooper into the fascinating world of New York City’s most beloved and storied restaurants, Night Watch continues her tradition of breathtaking suspense storytelling.  Forty-eight hours after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget, her vacation in paradise is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered.  The only evidence discovered on the body is one of Luc’s matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York.  But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case.  Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel.   As the world watches in fascination to see how the scandal will unfold, Alex finds her attention torn between preparing the alleged victim to testify and a murder case with ties too close to home.  A second body is found with Luc’s matchbox—this time in Brooklyn—and Alex begins to fear that the two cases may not be as unrelated as she thought, and that uncovering the sordid secrets of the city’s most wealthy and powerful could cost her and her loved ones everything they hold dear.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Linda Fairstein, America's foremost legal expert on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years.  A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law.  Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduced the critically acclaimed character of Alexandra Cooper and was made into an ABC Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney.  The celebrated series has gone on to include The New York Times Bestsellers Likely to Die, Cold Hit, The Deadhouse (winner of the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of 2001, and chosen as a "Best Book of 2001" by both The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times), The Bone Vault, The Kills, Entombed, Death Dance, and Bad Blood.  Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages.  Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  She lives with her husband in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.95 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Night Watch, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Notes Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Linda Fairstein will discuss her life and work In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, and Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor.  The Conversation will last approximately One Hour.  A Booksigning will follow the Conversation.

YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Hardcover below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  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 domestic orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Leonard Pitts, Jr., discusses Freeman

EVENT:  Leonard Pitts, Jr., discusses new novel Freeman.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Leonard Pitts, Jr., was born and raised in Southern California and now lives in suburban Washington, DC, with his wife and children.  He is a columnist for the Miami Herald and won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, in addition to many other awards.  He is also the author of the novel Freeman (Agate Bolden, 2012), Before I Forget (Agate Bolden, 2009); the collection Forward From this Moment: Selected Columns, 1994-2009, Daily Triumphs, Tragedies, and Curiosities (Agate Bolden, 2009); and Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood (Agate Bolden, 2006).   In a career spanning 35 years, Leonard Pitts, Jr., has been a columnist, a college professor, a radio producer and a lecturer.  But if you ask him to define himself, he will invariably choose one word.  WRITER.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Freeman takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. cUpon learning of Lee's surrender, Sam, a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army, decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South.  What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all "belonged."

At the same time, Sam's wife, Tilda, is being forced to walk at gunpoint with her owner and two of his other slaves from the charred remains of his Mississippi farm into Arkansas, in search of an undefined place that would still respect his entitlements as slaveowner and Confederate officer.

The Book's third main character, Prudence, is a fearless, headstrong white woman of means who leaves her Boston home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for the former bondsmen, and thus honor her father’s dying wish.

At bottom, Freeman is a love story, sweeping, generous, brutal, compassionate, patient, about the feelings people were determined to honor, despite the enormous constraints of the times.  It is this aspect of the book that should ensure it a strong, vocal, core audience of African-American women, who will help propel its likely critical acclaim to a wider audience.  At the same time, this book addresses several themes that are still hotly debated today, some 145 years after the official end of the Civil War.  Like Cold Mountain, Freeman illuminates the times and places it describes from a fresh perspective, with stunning results.  It has the potential to become a classic addition to the literature dealing with this period.  Few other novels so powerfully capture the pathos and possibility of the era particularly as it reflects the ordeal of the black slaves grappling with the promise and the terror of their new status as free men and women.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, June 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Softcover of Freeman, One Stamped Admission Ticket, and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Notes Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Leonard Pitts, Jr., will discuss his Book followed by a Booksigning.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

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

James Rollins discusses Bloodline: A Sigma Force Novel

EVENT:  James Rollins appears for his latest Sigma Force novel Bloodline.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  James Rollins holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine and resides in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  An avid spelunker and certified scuba enthusiast, he can often be found underground or underwater.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  A yacht bearing a young American couple is attacked by Somali pirates, leading to bloodshed and the violent kidnapping of the pregnant woman on board.  To aid in her rescue from the lawless and war-torn jungles of coastal Africa, Sigma Force enlists the aid of a unique search team.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $27.99 includes One Hardcover of Bloodline, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Notes Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering for this Event is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  James Rollins will discuss his new Book Bloodline and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Dorothea Benton Frank discusses Porch Lights

EVENT:  Dorothea Benton Frank appears for her new novel Porch Lights.  Join us for a summer evening escape to the Carolinas!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina.  She resides in the New York City area with her husband.  She is The New York Times Bestselling author of Lowcountry Summer (William Morrow 2010), Return to Sullivans Island (William Morrow 2009), Bulls Island (William Morrow 2008), The Land of Mango Sunsets (William Morrow 2007), The Christmas Pearl (William Morrow 2007), Full of Grace (William Morrow 2006), Pawleys Island (Berkley 2005), Shem Creek (Berkley 2004), Isle of Palms (Berkley 2003), Plantation (Jove 2001) and Sullivan's Island (Jove 2000).

ABOUT THE BOOK:  When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman with the NYFD, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated.  Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved.  Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island.  Awaiting them is Annie Britt, the family matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them home.  Thrilled to have her family back again, Annie promises to make their visit perfect, even though relations between mother and daughter have never been what you'd call smooth.  Captivated by the island's alluring natural charms and inspired by colorful Lowcountry lore, mother, daughter, and grandson will share a memorable, illuminating summer.  Told in Annie and Jackie's alternating voices, and filled with Dorothea Benton Frank's charming wit, indelible poignancy, and hallmark themes, Porch Lights is a triumph from "the queen of Southern fiction" (Charlotte Observer).

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $25.99 includes One Hardcover of Porch Lights, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.  If you'd like to pick-up your Admission Package at this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your Shipping Option and add in the Notes Field that you would like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at the Sales & Service Counter.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering for this Event is 6:00 PM on the Day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  A Southern Evening (with treats!) featuring Dorothea Benton Frank.  Dorothea will discuss her new novel Porch Lights and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows her Presentation.  Light refreshments will be served.

YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Joseph Kanon discusses Istanbul Passage

EVENT:  Joseph Kanon appears for his latest novel Istanbul Passage. 

Read the great review of Istanbul Passage in The Wall Street Journal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Joseph Kanon is the author of five other novels, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, The Good German, Alibi and Stardust.  Before becoming a full-time writer, Joseph was a Book Publishing Executive.  He lives in New York City.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies, trafficking in secrets and lies rather than soldiers.  Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs in support of the Allied war effort.   Now, as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.  But when the job goes fatally wrong, an exchange of gunfire, a body left in the street, a potential war criminal on his hands, Leon is plunged into a tangle of intrigue, shifting loyalties, and moral uncertainty.   Played out against the bazaars and mosques and faded mansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon’s conflicted attempt to save one life leads to a desperate manhunt that ultimately threatens his own survival.  How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to be made?  Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Istanbul Passage is the haunting story of a man swept up in the dawn of the Cold War, of an unexpected love affair, and of a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it.  Watch a video preview of Istanbul Passage.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

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

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage, One Reservation and One Guest Reservation (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.

EVENT FORMAT:   Joseph Kanon will discuss his new Book, Istanbul Passage, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

YES, WE SHIP AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Book below.  Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Author Event.  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 Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

$27.00
SKU: KanonADMIT2

ADMITS TWO: includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage, One Reservation and One Guest Reservation.


$27.00
SKU: KanonADMIT1

ADMITS ONE: includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage and One Reservation.


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