Charles Forrest Jones: The Illusion of Simple

Local author Charles Forrest Jones presents his new Kansas mystery novel The Illusion of Simple live and in-person at the Raven! Books will be available for sale and signing. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

In a dry Kansas riverbed, a troop of young girls finds a human hand. This discovery leads Billy Spire, the tough and broken sheriff of Ewing County, to investigate and confront the depths of his community and of himself: the racism, the dying economy, the lies and truths of friendship, grievances of the past and present, and even his own injured marriage.

But like any town where people still breathe, there is also love and hope and the possibility of redemption. To flyover folks, Ewing County appears nothing more than a handful of empty streets amid crop circles and the meandering, depleted Arkansas River. But the truth of this place—the interwoven lives and stories—is anything but simple.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charles Forrest Jones is former director of the Kansas University Public Management Center. Jones lives in Lawrence, Kansas and Creede, Colorado.
 

Event date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
809 Mas
Lawrence, KS 66044
The Illusion of Simple Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609388317
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: University Of Iowa Press - May 18th, 2022

In a dry Kansas riverbed, a troop of young girls finds a human hand. This discovery leads Billy Spire, the tough and broken sheriff of Ewing County, to investigate and confront the depths of his community and of himself: the racism, the dying economy, the lies and truths of friendship, grievances of the past and present, and even his own injured marriage.

But like any town where p


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