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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
Noah Hawley will Present his Edgar Award-Winning Novel Before the Fall!
SPECIAL EVENT! Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton, The Queens of Suspense, In Conversation!
Great New Books that arrive this Week!
Our World-Famous Author Events Calendar!
Noah Hawley on Thursday, July 06, 2017

Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Terry Tempest Williams on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jeff W. Goodwin on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Misty Copeland on Monday, July 31, 2017

Sherman Alexie on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Craig Johnson on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Barbara Allen and Deborah Allen on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ed Darack on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Shanthi Sekaran on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

William Kent Krueger on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mark Bowden on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Walter Isaacson on Friday, October 27, 2017
Volume 854          Monday, July 03 , 2017

Happy Independence Day!  
Celebrate Independence Today and Everyday! 
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Our Staff will be Celebrating the Independence Day Holiday on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, July 4th with Families & Friends!  Our Staff will be back at Rainy Day Books on Wednesday, July 5th and ready to serve you when we OPEN at 10:00 AM.

Our Website www.RainyDayBooks.com is OPEN 24/7.  
Thank You for being faithful loyal Rainy Day Books Customers!

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Louise Penny , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, entertained and enlightened our Literally Experience Canada Tour Group at a Private Cocktail Reception at the Le St Sulpice Hôtel Montréal .  Louise traveled from her home in a small village South of Montréal and visited with our Tour Group while on her way to receive a Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Carleton University in Ottawa at its Spring Convocation.  Vivien shared with Louise and our Group that she read the Advance Readers Edition of Louise's upcoming Novel Glass Houses and that "it is Louise's best work ever!"  Louise has received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.  Lisa Ball of Lisa Ball Travel Design produces our Literally Experience (a Country) 5 Star Tour Series.  This was the 4th in the Series of Tours that Lisa has produced for Rainy Day Books!  Lisa arranged for our past Tours to England, Italy, Scotland, and Canada.  We are all so appreciative and grateful to Lisa for giving us memorable Experiences of a Lifetime!  More iPhotos and Stories about our Literally Experience Canada Tour will be in future Editions of our Weekly E-Mail Newsletters.
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We work smart & hard to create exciting and unique opportunities as we celebrate 42 Years of bringing Authors, Books and Customers together for memorable experiences!
Thursday Night:
Noah Hawley will Present his
Edgar Award-Winning Novel
Before the Fall
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Noah Hawley will Present his New Award-Winning Softcover Thriller Novel Before the Fall.

Noah Hawley , the Award-Winning Creator and Show Runner of FX Mega-Hits Fargo and Legion, had one of the best and biggest Novels of 2016 with The New York Times Bestseller Before the Fall .

Before the Fall Won the Edgar Award for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America and was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2016 by The New York Times Book Review, The Thriller of the Year by The London Sunday Times and one of the Best Thrillers of 2016 by The Washington Post.

Before the Fall was named a June 2016 IndieNext Pick by Independent Booksellers across America.  Geoffrey Jennings of Rainy Day Books said: "When a private plane plunges into the ocean off Martha's Vineyard, the media and the government want answers.  The two survivors -- a middle-aged artist along for the ride and the 4-year-old son of a prominent and powerful family - have little to say.  Before the Fall takes the reader on a thrilling ride through the past lives of the other passengers and the aftermath of the crash.  As the deepest secrets of the wealthy and those who surround them surface, no one is safe.  A brilliant and relentless thriller."

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, July 06, 2017, at 7:00 PM

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017:
Kathy Reichs and Fiona Barton
The Queens of Suspense, In Conversation
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Kathy Reichs , Author of Two Nights , and Fiona Barton , Author of The Child will be In Conversation about their New Hardcovers.  Join 2 New York Times Bestselling Suspense Authors as they discuss their work and answer your questions!

This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Mid-Continent Public Library. 

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Mid-Continent Public Library, Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157

This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.MyMCPL.org/Events or Call the Library at 816-883-4900.  Rainy Day Books will have Kathy Reichs' and Fiona Barton's Books for Sale at this Event.  Seating is General Admission.

Full Event details are on our Website!  Make Your Reservations Now! 
Great New Books that arrive this Week!



Julie Garwood

Berkley Books


Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing--and hacking--code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry. Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott has a problem: a leak deep within his own department. He needs the skills of a top-notch hacker to work on a highly sensitive project: to secretly break into the FBI servers and find out who the traitor is. But he can't use one of his own. He finds the perfect candidate in Allison. Only, there's one problem--she wants nothing to do with his job and turns him down flat. What Liam doesn't know is that Allison is hiding secrets that she doesn't want the FBI to uncover. But Liam will do nearly anything to persuade her to join his team, even break a few rules if that's what it takes. A temptation that could put his job--and both of their futures--on the line.


Persons Unknown

Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner

Random House


As dusk falls, a young man staggers through a park, far from home, bleeding from a stab wound. He dies where he falls, cradled by a stranger, a woman's name on his lips in his last seconds of life. Detective Manon Bradshaw handles only cold cases. Five months pregnant, in pursuit of a work-life balance rather than romantic love, she's focused on being a good mother to her two children: her adopted twelve-year-old son, Fly Dent, and the new baby. But the man died just yards from the police station where she works, so Manon can't help taking an interest. And as she sidles in on the briefing she learns that the victim, a banker from London worth millions, is more closely linked to her than she could have imagined. When the case begins to circle in on Manon's home and her family, she finds herself pitted against the colleagues she once held dear: Davy Walker and Harriet Harper. Can Manon separate what she knows about the people she loves from the suspicion hanging over them? Can she investigate the evidence just as she would with any other case?


Made for Love

Made for Love

Alissa Nutting

Ecco Press


Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane--his extremely lifelike sex doll--as her roommates. Life with Hazel's father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She's just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human "mind-meld," Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. The world she escapes into is a far cry from the dry and clinical bubble she's been living in, a world populated with a whole host of deviant oddballs. As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. His threats become more and more sinister, and Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron's virtual clutches once and for all. Perceptive and compulsively readable, Made for Love is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family.


On Trails: An Exploration

On Trails: An Exploration

Robert Moor

Simon & Schuster


"The best outdoors book of the year" (Sierra Club), from a debut talent who's been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond. On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world--from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.


In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail--sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped the world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, the whole of On Trails allows us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.


Together, Closer: The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family

Together, Closer: The Art and Science of Intimacy in Friendship, Love, and Family

Giovanni Frazzetto

Penguin Books


For readers of Oliver Sacks and Stephen Grosz, a wondrous, deeply felt book that explores intimacy through the stories of eight relationships, from the author of Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love. The bonds we are capable of feeling toward other people--how we know and belong to one another--provide fascinating glimpses into the intricacies of human behavior. Intimacy is that moment when our true identity is revealed to another, when traumas, fears, and ambitions are shared. Through the ordinary stories of eight relationships, Giovanni Frazzetto has woven an extraordinary narrative of togetherness. He shares the details of romantic partners trapped in a long cycle of attraction and rejection, a single woman who finds herself deep in a fictional relationship with a boyfriend she has invented out of frustration with her love life, and a couple absorbed in a years-long clandestine affair. But intimacy can also extend beyond romantic encounters: coping with the loss of a loved one, dealing with overbearing or emotionally distant parents, or celebrating the joys and comforts of our dearest friends.


The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record

The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record

John Eisenberg

Houghton Mifflin


When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he would someday beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row, a record set forty-two years before by the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. Ripken went on to surpass that record by 502 games, and the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Who owned the record before Gehrig? Whose streak--Gehrig's or Ripken's--was the more difficult achievement? Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig's at-times unwitting pursuit of that goal (Babe Ruth used to think Gehrig crazy for wanting to play every game), and Ripken's fierce determination to stay in the lineup and continue to contribute whatever he could even as his skills diminished with age. The question looms: How do these streaks compare? There were so many factors: the length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of nonwhite players, travel, technology, medical advances, and even media are all part of the equation. This is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation--as seen in the sport itself--for a workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game every time it called.

Thank You for Supporting Your Community Bookseller, Rainy Day Books, Since 1975!

Since November 04, 1975, we have pursued our Legacy of Literacy; 42 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