Book Launch with Local Author Izzy Wasserstein: "All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From"

Book Launch at The Raven!

Local poet and fiction writer Izzy Wasserstein will launch her debut collection of science fiction short stories—All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away From—at the Raven Book Store with a live, in-person reading and book signing on August 23 at 7 p.m. Join us as we savor Wasserstein’s delightfully strange and apocalyptic tales of queerness, grief, survival, and much more. We’re delighted to host Wasserstein, a Raven regular, as her first book of fiction prepares to take flight in the world!

This event is free and open to the public. Attendance at in-person Raven events requires face masks and proof of vaccination against Covid-19.


About the Book

In her debut collection, Izzy Wasserstein pries the lid off fourteen different worlds from an already impressive short fiction career. In these pages, you’ll meet ne’er-do-wells and orphans, investigators and revolutionaries, diplomats and doctoral students. Wasserstein has a gift for putting her finger on the meaty parts of grief, the catalysts of change, and the pain points of community.

This collection contains fourteen stories, two of which have never been seen before. “Case of the Soane Museum Thefts” unveils a crime of magical curation for its protagonist to puzzle over, while “Blades,” “Stones,” and the “Weight of Centuries” brings us the heir to an empire poised at the threshold of change.


About the Author

Izzy Wasserstein was born and raised in Kansas. She teaches writing and literature, writes poetry and fiction, and shares a house with a variety of animal companions and the writer Nora E. Derrington. She likes to slowly run long distances.

You can read her work on her website here.


Event date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
809 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
All the Hometowns You Can't Stay Away from By Izzy Wasserstein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781952086427
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: Neon Hemlock Press - July 12th, 2022

In her debut collection, Izzy Wasserstein pries the lid off fourteen different worlds from an already impressive short fiction career. In these pages, you'll meet ne'er-do-wells and orphans, investigators and revolutionaries, diplomats and doctoral students.