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White Magic, Difficult Fruit, and the Witch of Eye: Kate Lebo, Kathryn Nuernberger, & Elissa Washuta

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White Magic, Difficult Fruit, and the Witch of Eye

Join three wonderful authors as they discuss their wonderful new nonfiction books!

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The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374110321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 6th, 2021

"[A] glorious mash-up of memoir, love note, and cookbook. . . Every sentence is as sensuous as the first bite into a cold, juicy plum."—Hillary Kelly, Vulture

"[A] dazzling, thorny new essay collection."—Samin Nosrat, The New York Times


The Witch of Eye Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448705
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Published: Sarabande Books - February 16th, 2021

This amazingly wise and nimble collection investigates the horrors inflicted on so-called "witches" of the past. The Witch of Eye unearths salves, potions, and spells meant to heal, yet interpreted by inquisitors as evidence of evil. The author describes torture and forced confessions alongside accounts of gentleness of legendary midwives.


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White Magic Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142391
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Published: Tin House Books - April 27th, 2021

White Magic is magnificent.” —Kristen Arnett

Bracingly honest and powerfully affecting, White Magic establishes Elissa Washuta as one of our best living essayists.


Lee Child & Laurie R. King: How To Write A Mystery

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Mystery masters Lee Child & Laurie R. King present their new anthology, How To Write a Mystery! Don't miss this rare chance to hear two masters discuss their craft!

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How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149437
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Published: Scribner - April 27th, 2021

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer.

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers of all levels impr


Storytime with Brad Sneed: Because I'm New

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Join Kansas City author and illustrator Brad Sneed for an interactive storytime for all ages celebrating the new book Because I'm New!

About the Book

Because I'm New Cover Image
By Brad Sneed, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110717
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

A new baby in the family means a lot of changes--from late night diaper changes to learning new ways to play--but in this sweet offering from Brad Sneed, baby tells their older sibling just what to expect. This is a heartfelt celebration of those first months with baby and the genesis of the sibling bond.


US Congresswoman Sharice Davids with coauthor Nancy K. Mays & Special Guests: Sharice's Big Voice

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Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062979667
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books! 

This picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.


Rena Rossner in conversation with Helene Wecker

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Rena Rossner presents her new novel The Light of the Midnight Stars in conversation with Helene Wecker! Copies will be available for sale through the Raven Book Store. 

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The Light of the Midnight Stars Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316483469
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Published: Redhook - April 13th, 2021

Experience an evocative combination of fantasy, history, and Jewish folklore in this fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

"The Light of the Midnight Stars is storytelling as spellcasting.


Christopher Beha in conversation with Bill James: THE INDEX OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ACTS

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951142698
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Published: Tin House Books - April 13th, 2021

“Beha tackles finance, faith, war, entitlement, and no end of self-destructive acts. I greatly admired both the writing and the ambition.” —Ann Patchett


Sarah Dykman in conversation with Chip Taylor: Bicycling With Butterflies

Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643260457
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Published: Timber Press - April 13th, 2021

“What a wonderful idea for an adventure!


Elon Green in conversation with Bill James & Rachel McCarthy James

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Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250224354
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Published: Celadon Books - March 9th, 2021

A "terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s."
-The New York Times (Editor's Pick)


Todd Melby: The Making of FARGO

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Join Todd Melby as he discusses his new book A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere : The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo with Larissa Kokernot, who performed the role of Hooker #1 in the film. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo Cover Image
By Todd Melby, William H. Macy (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681341880
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - March 2nd, 2021

Go behind the scenes of this classic nineties film from cinematic masters Joel and Ethan Coen. Yah, you betcha, you're gonna discover some fascinating tidbits to celebrate the film's twenty-fifth anniversary.


Hanif Abdurraquib, presented by the Paper Plains Literary Festival

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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest (American Music) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller

A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week

Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist


A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

“When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred Review


They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

*2018 12 best books to give this holiday season --TODAY Show
*Best Books of 2018 --Rolling Stone


The Crown Ain't Worth Much Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781943735044
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Published: Button Poetry - July 19th, 2016

The Crown Ain't Worth Much, Hanif Abdurraqib's first full-length collection, is a sharp and vulnerable portrayal of city life in the United States. A regular columnist for MTV.com, Abdurraqib brings his interest in pop culture to these poems, analyzing race, gender, family, and the love that finally holds us together even as it threatens to break us.


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