Readings

US Congresswoman Sharice Davids in conversation with Kansas Representative Christina Haswood & Special Guests: Sharice's Big Voice

Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman By Sharice Davids, Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Illustrator), Nancy K. Mays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062979667
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

This acclaimed 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 By Rena Rossner 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 lush and lyrical fairytale-inspired novel from the author of The Sisters of the Winter Wood.

Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants.


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

The Index of Self-Destructive Acts By Christopher Beha 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 By Sara Dykman Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643260457
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Published: Timber Press - April 13th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 National Outdoor Book Award

Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle alongside monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration—a round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Equally remarkable, she did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts.


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 By Elon Green Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250224354
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Published: Celadon Books - March 9th, 2021

**WINNER OF THE EDGAR® AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME**

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. 

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A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo By Todd Melby, William H. Macy (Foreword by) 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 By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


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

A New York Times Best Seller
2019 National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction
2019 Kirkus Book Prize Finalist, Nonfiction
A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V.


A Fortune for Your Disaster By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.95
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 By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by) 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 (Elizabeth Acevedo)


The Crown Ain't Worth Much By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.00
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.


KJ Dell'Antonia & Rachel Mans McKenny

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The Butterfly Effect: A Novel By Rachel McKenny Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643855295
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Published: Alcove Press - December 8th, 2020

"A warm, winning debut from a talented new Midwestern voice." --J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest


The Chicken Sisters By KJ Dell'Antonia Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780593085141
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 1st, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

"A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.


2021 Edgar Awards: Best Fact Crime Nominee Reading

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Join us for a very special evening in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America as we celebrate the five nominees for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime!

Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America By Mark A. Bradley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393652536
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

Finalist for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime

The shocking assassination that catalyzed groundbreaking reform in Big Coal.


The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia By Emma Copley Eisenberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316449236
Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

*** A NEW YORK TIMES "100 Notable Books of 2020" ***

A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia—and the writer determined to put the pieces back together.


Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic By Eric Eyre Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982105327
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

A New York Times Critics’ Top Ten Book of the Year * 2021 Edgar Award Winner Best Fact Crime * A Lit Hub Best Book of The Year

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, a “powerful,” (The New York Times) urgent, and heartbreaking account of the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pil


Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country By Sierra Crane Murdoch Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399589171
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 16th, 2021

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it—an urgent work of literary journalism.


Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife By Ariel Sabar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542586
Published: Doubleday - August 11th, 2020

From the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author comes the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that shook Harvard.


Rachel Ignotofsky: WHAT'S INSIDE A FLOWER?

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Join award-winning illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky as she leads an interactive story/craft time and Q&A centered around her new book What's Inside a Flower?  Bring some pipe cleaners!

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What's Inside A Flower?: And Other Questions About Science & Nature By Rachel Ignotofsky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176474
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower.


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