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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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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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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“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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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - June 30th, 2021

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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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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.


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Published: Skyhorse - April 5th, 2016

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


Devon A. Mihesuah in conversation with Carrie Cornelius

The Raven Book Store and Birchbark Books & Native Arts are teaming up to present Devon Mihesuah and her new book The Hatak Witches. Joining Mihesuah in conversation will be Carrie Cornelius, librarian of Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Published: University of Arizona Press - April 20th, 2021

After a security guard is found dead and another wounded at the Children’s Museum of Science and History in Norman, Oklahoma, Detective Monique Blue Hawk and her partner Chris Pierson are summoned to investigate.


Daniel A. Sjursen in conversation with Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: A True History of the United States

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Lawrence resident and historian Danny Sjursen presents his new book A True History of the United States, an unflinching and eye-opening look at the history of imperialism and oppression in the US. He'll be joined by noted historian Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz. 

A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism (Sunlight Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Truth to Power - June 1st, 2021

"An engaging warts-and-all history of the U.S. . . .


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
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Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

Now part of the HBO docuseries "Exterminate All the Brutes," written and directed by Raoul Peck

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award

The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples

 


Dan Glickman in conversation with Burdett Loomis

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Former congressman Dan Glickman presents his new book LAUGHING AT MYSELF in conversation with Bird Loomis. Join us for an unforgettably Kansas evening!

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Published: University Press of Kansas - June 8th, 2021

Where else but in America could a Jewish kid from Kansas, son of self-made, entrepreneurial parents and a grandson of Russian and Eastern European immigrants, end up as a congressman, secretary of agriculture, and chief lobbyist for Hollywood?



Magic in Black Indie Spaces: LaKase Cousino in conversation with C.M. Lockhart

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LaKase Cousino presents her thrilling new novel Across the Broken Tide in converation with Written in Melanin owner C.M. Lockart. Join them for a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation about Black indie spaces, speculative literature, magic, and more. 

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Published: Written in Melanin Publishing - June 1st, 2021

Born in the sands, unmade in the seas.


David Tromblay & Terese Marie Mailhot

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Acclaimed memoirists David Tromblay and Terese Marie Mailhot come together for a wonderful virtual event. 

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As You Were Cover Image
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Published: Dzanc Books - February 16th, 2021

A hypnotic, brutal, and unstoppable coming-of-age story echoing from within the aftershocks set off by the American Indian boarding schools of generations past, fanned by the flames of nearly fifteen years of service in the Armed Forces, exposing a series of inescapable prisons and the invisible scars of attempted erasure.

When he learns his father is dying, David Tromblay ponders what w


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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019

A powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest--this New York Times bestseller and Emma Watson Book Club pick is "an illuminating account of grief, abuse and the complex nature of the Native experience . . . at once raw and achingly beautiful (NPR).


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Published: Whiskey Tit - January 21st, 2021

The not-too-distant future. The global population reaches ten billion, leaving the planet at its breaking point. The population is being thinned; its people, their professions, and their health are reclassified: Essential or Nonessential.



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Published: Shotgun Honey - April 23rd, 2021

Introducing Moses Kincaid, an ornery, brazen, and possibly punch-drunk bounty hunter who must track down a skip trace into rural Oklahoma-circa summer 1995.


Nino Cipri in conversation with Premee Mohamed

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Celebrate the release of Defekt with a reading and conversation with Nino Cipri and Premee Mohamed! 

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Published: Tordotcom - April 20th, 2021

Find out if five Dereks are better than one in Nino Cipri's Defekt, the sequel to Finna, the surrealist world-hopping adventure.


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Published: Tordotcom - February 25th, 2020

“A magical anti-capitalist adventure.” —Annalee Newitz


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Published: Dzanc Books - October 15th, 2019

Shirley Jackson Award finalist
World Fantasy Award finalist


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Published: Solaris - March 3rd, 2020

Hope Has A Price

Nick Prasad has always enjoyed a quiet life in the shadow of his best friend, child prodigy and technological genius Joanna ‘Johnny’ Chambers.


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Published: Solaris - March 30th, 2021

In the heartwrenching follow-up to last year’s breakout Beneath the Rising, the war with the nameless things from Beyond opens a new front – as the heroes’ tattered friendship is finally torn apart.

It’s been a year and a half since the Anomaly, when They tried to force Their way into the world from the shapeless void.

Nick Prasad is piecing his life to


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Published: ECW Press - September 28th, 2021

In post-climate disaster Alberta, a woman infected with a mysterious parasite must choose whether to pursue a rare opportunity far from home or stay and help rebuild her community The world is nothing like it once was: climate disasters have wracked the continent, causing food shortages, ending industry, and leaving little behind.


Alex George, Emma Straub and Danny Caine in Conversation

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Three bookseller-authors. Three new paperbacks. One unforgettable event.

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Published: Flatiron Books - May 4th, 2021

“Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time.


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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

From the author of the “lyrical and compelling” (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.
 


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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2013

“A beautifully written novel, laced with history and music.” —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 13th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager

“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times

“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly


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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2015

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)


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Published: Riverhead Books - May 30th, 2017

“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm


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Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2013

A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick

“At once a delicious depiction of Hollywood’s golden age and a sweet, fulfilling story about one woman’s journey through fame, love, and loss.”—Boston Globe 


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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2012

The beloved debut story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers.


How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future! (Real World) Cover Image
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - March 9th, 2021

When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist?


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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.



El Dorado Freddy's: Chain Restaurants in Poems and Photographs Cover Image
By Danny Caine, Tara Wray (Photographer)
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Published: Belt Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

El Dorado Freddy's may be the first book of fast food poetry. In Olive Garden, Culver's, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, Cracker Barrel, Applebee's (after James Wright) and other poems, Caine reviews chain restaurants, taking on topics such as parenting, the Midwest, politics, and chicken fingers along the way.


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Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

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