Ravenna Author Events

Ravenna - Mary Kubica - Pretty Baby

Mary Kubica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. Mary follows her acclaimed debut The Good Girl with a superb psychological thriller Pretty Baby.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$24.95
ISBN: 9780778317708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - July 28th, 2015

A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica
She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head...


RAVENNA - Craig McLaughlin - Passing On Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun

Craig McLaughlin

Craig McLaughlin has adapted his onstage performances into this energetic collection of personal essays. With formidable intuition, McLaughlin navigates blind curves to arrive at a destination rich with insight, compassion, and humor. Told with unflinching honesty, Passing on Curves is a memoir of inspirational courage.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$16.95
ISBN: 9781940462035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Herne Publishing - May 19th, 2015

RAVENNA - Nan Little - If I Can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can't I Brush My Teeth?

Nan LittleDiagnosed with Parkinsons Disease in 2008, Nan has devoted her time and energy to adventure and activism. Working closely with YMCAs and other health facilities Nan helps set up Pedaling for Parkinson's programs around the nation. She serves on the Parkinson's Disease Foundation's (PDF) People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC) and on the board of the Parkinson's Creative Collective (PCC). She is an Ambassador for the Michael J. Fox Foundation's Partners in Parkinson's program, a representative with the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation to the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) and an adviser for a company that makes an assistive cycling app for people with Parkinson's. Nan visits the store this evening to share her story If I Can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can't I Brush My Teeth.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

RAVENNA - LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery : Storytime for Grownups)

Are you wistful for the days of your youth when adults would read out loud to you? Well, we are. Join us for LOLS: League of Literary Snobbery. It's a story time for grown ups and it's just what it sounds like: we're gonna read to you while you enjoy an adult beverage. Short stories, excerpts from soon-to-be released novels, and other favorites, we might even throw in some poetry, who knows, we're playing this by ear. We've even got a super secret meeting room. Meet in the Pub. All are welcome (well, all adults). Bonus: we'll provide the popcorn!

Event date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

RAVENNA - Book Club

This national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends?
Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert-- Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, and Merle taught Ted about the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions.

Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness and leadership and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership, "Merle's Door "is tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156034500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvest Books - April 21st, 2008

This national bestseller explores the relationship between humans and dogs. How would dogs live if they were free? Would they stay with their human friends?

Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert-- Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company.