Readings

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.

Leavenworth Seven: The Deadly 1931 Prison Break Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467140409
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
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.


Asiya Wadud + Mercedes Lucero: A Poetry Reading Presented by KU Creative Writing

University of Kansas Graduate Creative Writing Program
Visiting Writers Series Presents:
Asiya Wadud
+ Mercedes Lucero

Crosslight for Youngbird Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937658878
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Nightboat Books - October 2nd, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 HURSTON/WRIGHT AWARD

An urgent and vital debut collection of poems that mixes ekphrasis with reportage to draw a new narrative of our present-day migration crises


Mic Supremacy 16

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”
- Audre Lorde


Mic Supremacy is a POC led and centered open mic night open to the Lawrence community. All are welcome to attend or read!

 

This month, the featured reader will be special guest Hieu Minh Nguyen.

 

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
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501126079
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
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
$17.00
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
$17.00
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
$17.00
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 gor


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501126345
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Published: Scribner - August 2nd, 2016

The 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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ISBN: 9780674979970
Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to order
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.

Continental Breakfast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996103770
Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to order
Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

Peter Heller: The River

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The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Public Library present Peter Heller and his newest novel, The River. 

Raven Book Store will have copies of Heller's books for sale and signing after the talk.

The River: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
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Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019

A Nominee for the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A fiery tour de force… I could not put this book down. It truly was terrifying and unutterably beautiful." –Alison Borden, The Denver Post


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