Readings

Gene Kwak in conversation with Kimberly King Parsons: GO HOME, RICKY!

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Gene Kwak presents his acclaimed debut novel GO HOME, RICKY! in conversation with Kimberly King Parsons!

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Go Home, Ricky!: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419753619
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Published: The Overlook Press - October 19th, 2021

From a rising literary star comes a fresh, satirical novel about masculinity and tenderness, fatherhood and motherhood, set in the world of semi-professional wrestling

After seven years on the semi-pro wrestling circuit, Ricky Twohatchet, a.k.a. Richard Powell, needs one last match before he gets called up to the big leagues.


Black Light: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563501
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

“The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties


Rebecca Coffindaffer in conversation with E.K. Johnston: THRONEBREAKERS

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Rebecca Coffindaffer launches the thrilling sequel Thronebreakers in conversation with E.K. Johnston!

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Crownchasers Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062845177
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Published: HarperTeen - September 7th, 2021

A deadly race across 1,001 planets will determine more than just the fate of the empire.

This explosive first book in a duology jam-packed with tension and thrills is perfect for fans of The Hunger GamesAurora Rising, and Three Dark Crowns.


Thronebreakers (Crownchasers #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062845191
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Published: HarperTeen - October 12th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Aurora Rising, The Hunger Games, and Three Dark Crowns, this electrifying duology closer is jam-packed with tension and thrills that will hook readers from its first page.


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$9.99
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ISBN: 9781484728475
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

"A story threaded with shimmering vibrance and beauty, A Thousand Nights will weave its spell over readers' hearts and leave them captivated long after the final tale has been told." -- Alexandra Bracken, New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series

A dazzling retelling of Arabian Nights, A THOUSAND NIGHTS is a tale of family, love


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780735231856
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

A thought-provoking new YA space adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Ahsoka.

Set on a family-run interstellar freighter called the Harland and a mysterious remote space station, E. K. Johnston's latest is story of survival and self-determination.


Elizabeth C. Bunce: The Myrtle Mysteries

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Elizabeth C. Bunce discusses Cold-Blooded Myrtle, the new novel in her Edgar-winning series of mysteries for young adults!

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Premeditated Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 1) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209186
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

A 2021 Edgar® Award Winner, Best Juvenile
A BookPage Best Book of 2020: Middle Grade
A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year

Introducing Myrtle Hardcastle, your favorite new amateur detective: a wickedly smart twelve-year-old with a keen interest in criminology and a nose for murder.

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle


How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643751887
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Before the train has left the station, Victorian England’s most accomplished new detective already is on a suspect’s trail, and readers will be delighted to travel along.


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Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 3) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209209
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne and picking up right where she left off in Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle.


Poetry in the Park

Join poets Tai Amri, Danny Caine, Melissa Fite Johnson, and Kansas Poet Laureate Huascar Medina for a poetry picnic in Buford M. Watson Jr. Park! Meet by the gazebo and bring your own chair or blanket! The Raven will provide snacks and drinks, but please wear a mask when you're not in your spot.

ABOUT THE POETS:

A book project conceived of by BLACK Lawrence co-founding member Tai Amri Spann-Ryan. The book itself consists of a poetic memoir that speaks to the difficulties growing up as a Black male on the East Coast of the United States. The purpose is to continue the fight and to highlight the light Black people bring to the liberation of all people.


Flavortown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780578876344
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Published: Harpoon Books - May 4th, 2021

At FLAVORTOWN's core is a sequence of poems that imagines a place called, well, Flavortown, an American culinary dystopia where Guy Fieri is patron saint and everything is painfully delicious and "authentic." The book juxtaposes the dispatches from Flavortown with portraits of the real-life Midwest, in the process exploring fatherhood, masculinity, and nostalgia.



Green Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781736138601
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Published: Riot in Your Throat - May 1st, 2021

These poems tell the story of loss: loss of a father stolen by disease, loss of innocence. And while it could easily stop there this collection doesn't. Instead, it gathers strength and finds its voice and its fight. With wonder and awe and some well-placed anger, we see these poems emerge on the other side with a bit of hope and even happiness.



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ISBN: 9781952411045
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Published: Spartan Press - April 14th, 2020

"With Un Mango Grows in Kansas poet Huascar Medina redirects our generational sense of place to illuminate the possibilities and the promises that place holds. He reimagines Kansas, the Midwest, the Americas, and the stars by expanding our perspective and examining our routines and our over mapped corners.


William Kent Krueger: LIGHTNING STRIKE

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William Kent Krueger returns to the Raven virtual stage for a thrilling discussion of his new Cork O' Connor novel Lightning Strike!

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Lightning Strike: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #18) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982128685
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Published: Atria Books - August 24th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller, this prequel to the acclaimed Cork O’Connor series is “a pitch perfect, richly imagined story that is both an edge-of-your-seat thriller and an evocative, emotionally charged coming-of-age tale” (Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about fathers


Sarah Smarsh: She Come By It Natural Paperback Release Party

This event is sold out! Thanks for your support! Lots of signed stock by Sarah Smarsh will be available in-store starting September 7!

Holy cow it's a live in-person event! Join us outside at the Cider Gallery for the one and only Sarah Smarsh celebrating the paperback release of "the Dolly Book!"

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

In this Time Top 100 Book of the Year, the National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland “analyzes how Dolly Parton’s songs—and success—have embodied feminism for working-class women” (People).


Paula Hawkins in conversation with Laura McHugh: A Slow Fire Burning

A Slow Fire Burning: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

 
A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human.” – Lee Child


Brian Daldorph: 20 Years of Teaching Writing at Douglas County Jail

Words Is a Powerful Thing: Twenty Years of Teaching Creative Writing at Douglas County Jail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780700632169
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Published: University Press of Kansas - May 19th, 2021

Brian Daldorph first entered the Douglas County Jail classroom in Lawrence, Kansas, to teach a writing class on Christmas Eve 2001. His last class at the jail for the foreseeable future was mid-March 2020, right before the COVID-19 lockdown; the virus is taking a heavy toll in confined communities like nursing homes and prisons.


Grady Hendrix: The Final Girl Support Group

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WELCOME TO THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP

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ISBN: 9780593201237
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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA Today


Elizabeth Gonzalez James in conversation with Mary Pauline Lowry: MONA AT SEA

Elizabeth Gonzalez James presents her new novel MONA AT SEA in conversation with Mary Pauline Lowry! One night only on the Raven virtual stage.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781951631017
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - June 30th, 2021

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FROLIC'S "UNDER THE RADAR" SELECTED JUNE READS


Mona is a Millennial perfectionist who fails upwards in the midst of the 2008 economic crisis. Despite her potential, and her top-of-her-class college degree, Mona finds herself unemployed, living with her parents, and adrift in life and love.


The Roxy Letters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121440
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

Meet Roxy. For fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes “just the kind of comic novel we need right now” (The Washington Post) about an Austin artist trying to figure out her life one letter to her ex-boyfriend at a time.

Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters.


Wildfire: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632201959
Published: Skyhorse - April 5th, 2016

Julie has an obsession with fire that began after her parents died when she was twelve years old.


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