Book Release

Kate Williams in conversation with Sarah Henning: Never Coming Home

Local author Kate Williams presents her thrilling new YA Mystery Never Coming Home in conversation with Sarah Henning! Books will be available for sale and signing! This is a live in-person event at the Raven Book Store; masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for entry.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593304860
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 21st, 2022

The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America's hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn't what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?


Charles Forrest Jones: The Illusion of Simple

Local author Charles Forrest Jones presents his new Kansas mystery novel The Illusion of Simple live and in-person at the Raven! Books will be available for sale and signing. 

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781609388317
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: University Of Iowa Press - May 18th, 2022

In a dry Kansas riverbed, a troop of young girls finds a human hand. This discovery leads Billy Spire, the tough and broken sheriff of Ewing County, to investigate and confront the depths of his community and of himself: the racism, the dying economy, the lies and truths of friendship, grievances of the past and present, and even his own injured marriage.

But like any town where p


Sarah Henning in conversation with Adib Khorram: It's All In How You Fall

Join us for an in-store in-person book launch for Sarah Henning's latest sports rom-com, It's All In How You Fall! Joining Sarah in conversation will be Adib Khorram, author most recently of Kiss & Tell.  Books will be available for sale & signing!

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780759556676
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Published: Poppy - May 31st, 2022

A contemporary young adult romance about moving on, finding your place, and recovering after life falls apart.

Gymnast Caroline Kepler has three state balance beam titles, a new trick even most elites can’t do, and chronic, undeniable back pain. While she might never be an Olympian, she has dreams of leveling up to elite, making Nationals, and competing in college.


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593325261
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Dial Books - March 22nd, 2022

"Kiss & Tell is a total rush! Perfectly sweet and swoon worthy. I loved every page!" – Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

 
A smart, sexy YA novel about a boy band star, his first breakup, his first rebound, and what it means to be queer in the public eye, from award-winning author Adib Khorram


Will Jawando in conversation with Jelani Cobb: My Seven Black Fathers

NOTE: THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. Click here for free tickets!

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374604875
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 3rd, 2022

"Will Jawando's account of mentorship, service, and healing lays waste to the racist stereotype of the absent Black father.


Ash Davidson: Damnation Spring

Ash Davidson presents her bestselling novel DAMNATION SPRING, now in paperback, live at the Raven! Ash will appear in conversation with longtime Raven bookseller Kelly Barth. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for all Raven in-store events.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781982144418
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named a Best Book of 2021 by Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An incredibly moving epic about an unforgettable fa


Rachel Ignotofsky: The History of the Computer

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Author/illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky returns to the Raven stage to show off her gorgeous new book THE HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781984857422
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 17th, 2022

A strikingly illustrated overview of the computing machines that have changed our world—from the abacus to the smartphone—and the people who made them, by the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Women in Science.


Independent Bookstore Day Celebration With Mieko Kawakami

Saturday, April 30, 7pm CT / 8pm ET
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By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781609456993
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Published: Europa Editions - May 3rd, 2022

A MAY 2022 INDIE NEXT PICK


A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022


Dawnie Walton in conversation with C Pam Zhang: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

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Dawnie Walton celebrates the paperback launch of her acclaimed debut novel The Final Revival of Opal and Nev. Joining her in conversation will be celebrated novelist C Pam Zhang. 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781982140175
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Published: 37 Ink - March 22nd, 2022

An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour.

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY BARACK OBAMA * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * ESQUIRE * ENTERTAI


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$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


Jeff Deustch in conversation with Danny Caine: In Praise of Good Bookstores

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780691207766
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 5th, 2022

From a devoted reader and lifelong bookseller, an eloquent and charming reflection on the singular importance of bookstores


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