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Free State Festival presents The Chaperone with Laura Moriarty

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631436
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2013

Soon to be a feature film from the creators of Downton Abbey starring Elizabeth McGovernThe Chaperone is a New York Times-bestselling novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in the 1920s and the summer that would change them both.
 


Author Talk: Rachel Ignotofsky

We’re happy to host New York Times best-selling author, illustrator, and designer Rachel Ignotofsky for a talk about her latest book, The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth—an illustrated journey through the world's ecosystems chronicling the inhabiting plants and animals.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780399580413
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 18th, 2018

An illustrated tour of the planet exploring ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to a single drop of water—from the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science.
 


Burroughs/Ginsberg: Don't Hide the Madness

Join us for a discussion of the new book Don't Hide the Madness: Williams S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg from Three Rooms Press. Panelists include Steven Taylor, Peter Hale, and James Grauerholz.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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By William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg (Various Artists (VMI)), Steven Taylor (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781941110706
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Published: Three Rooms Press - October 16th, 2018

Two seminal figures of the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, discuss literary influences and personal history in a never-before-published three-day conversation following the release of the David Cronenberg film of Burroughs' classic novel Naked Lunch.


Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: Wide-Open Town

Join us for the final Raven Book Chat of the spring! Co-editor Jason Roe and researcher Megan Dennis will discuss the recent book and related online project chronicling Kansas City in the fast and loose Pendergast era. Books available for sale and signing through the Raven Book Store.

Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era Cover Image
By Diane Mutti Burke (Editor), Jason Roe (Editor), John Herron (Editor)
$35.94
ISBN: 9780700627066
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Published: University Press of Kansas - November 29th, 2018

Kansas City is often seen as a mild-mannered metropolis in the heart of flyover country. But a closer look tells a different story, one with roots in the city-- complicated and colorful past. The decades between World Wars I and II were a time of intense political, social, and economic change--for Kansas City, as for the nation as a whole.


Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: Leavenworth Seven

Join us for the next Raven Book Chat at the Watkins, featuring Kenneth M. LaMaster and his exciting new work, "Leavenworth Seven: The Deadly 1931 Prison Break." LaMaster wades into the flying bullets of first-person accounts, news reports and official FBI files for the full story of the frenzied prison break. Books will be available for signing and sale through the Raven Book Store.

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Published: History Press - February 18th, 2019

On December 11, 1931, chaos erupted behind Leavenworth's limestone penitentiary walls as seven desperate men put months of planning into action. Aided by notorious gangsters Frank Nash, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Thomas James Holden, they blazed a pat.


Bob Crutchfield - KANSAS BEER

Bob Crutchfield will appear in conversation about his new book, KANSAS BEER: A HEADY HISTORY, with Matt Williams, President and Co-Founder of Lawrence Beer Company. Plus: samples!

Humanities Lecture Series: An Evening with Jesmyn Ward

"An Evening with Jesmyn Ward" 
Supported by the Hall Family Foundation
7:30 PM - April 11, 2019
Liberty Hall

Free and open to the public!

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126079
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Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, i


Salvage the Bones: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608196265
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - April 24th, 2012

Winner of the National Book Award

Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.


Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.


Where the Line Bleeds: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501164330
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Published: Scribner - January 16th, 2018

The first novel from National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward, a timeless Southern fable of brotherly love and familial conflict—“a lyrical yet clear-eyed portrait of a rural South and an African-American reality that are rarely depicted” (The Boston Globe).

Where the Line Bleeds is Jesmyn Ward’s gorgeous f


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126345
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Published: Scribner - August 2nd, 2016

A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful.


Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: The Republican Reversal

 

Not so long ago, the Republican Party played a leading role in environmental activism. Then what happened? "The Republican Reversal" explains Republicans' retreat from environmentalism beginning in the late 1970s. Join us as co-author Andrew C. Isenberg discusses the book. Copies will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of the Raven Book Store.

The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Environment from Nixon to Trump Cover Image
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Published: Harvard University Press - November 12th, 2018

Not long ago, Republicans could take pride in their party's tradition of environmental leadership. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the GOP helped to create the Environmental Protection Agency, extend the Clean Air Act, and protect endangered species.


Book Release Party for Danny Caine's Continental Breakfast

 

Danny Caine's first book is coming out and we're throwing him a big party! We're the very first stop on the Continental Breakfast Tour, so please join us in welcoming Danny's book into the world. There will be lots of copies of Continental Breakfast at the book table and lots of tasty drinks available at the bar.

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ISBN: 9780996103770
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Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

Raven Book Chats at the Watkins: The Chisholm Trail

 

Join us as Prof. James E. Sherow discusses and signs copies of his new work of western history, "The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble." Books will be available for purchase through the Raven Book Store. A free event!

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