Alex George, Emma Straub and Danny Caine in Conversation

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

Celebrate the paperback release of Alex George's gorgeous The Paris Hours and Emma Straub's wonderful All Adults Here with a very special conversation between three bookseller-authors: Skylark Bookshop's Alex GeorgeBooks Are Magic's Emma Straub, and The Raven Book Store's Danny Caine.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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

Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost.

Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer’s notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed. Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect. Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay—but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change. And Jean-Paul is a journalist who tells other people’s stories, because his own is too painful to tell. When the quartet’s paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking for.

Told over the course of a single day in 1927, Alex George's The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

A native of England, Alex George read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris. He has lived in the Midwest of the United States for the last sixteen years. He is the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival, and is the owner of Skylark Bookshop, an independent bookstore in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Alex is the author of The Paris HoursA Good American, and Setting Free the Kites

Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of four novels: All Adults Here, The VacationersModern LoversLaura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.

Danny Caine is the author of the poetry collections Continental Breakfast (Mason Jar Press 2019), El Dorado Freddy's (collaboration with Tara Wray, Belt Publishing 2020),  and Flavortown (Harpoon Books, 2020) and the book How to Resist Amazon and Why (Microcosm Publishing, 2021). His poetry has appeared in LitHub, DIAGRAMHobart, and Barrelhouse, and his prose has appeared in LitHub and Publishers Weekly. The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association awarded him the 2019 Midwest Bookseller of the Year award. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas where he owns Raven Book Store

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
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The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250307200
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: 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.


Setting Free the Kites Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576485
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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.
 


A Good American Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425253175
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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
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634703
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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


The Vacationers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633881
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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)


Modern Lovers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634680
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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


Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631825
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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 


Other People We Married Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781594486067
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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
$12.95
ISBN: 9781621067061
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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?


Flavortown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780578876344
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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)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742627
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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.


Continental Breakfast Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780996103770
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This book cannot be returned. This often refers to low quality print editions. Please bear this in mind if ordering this book.
Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

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